Our testing showed that enthusiasts will want to run 1866MHz DDR3L memory in their system if possible. We found 3 to 15 percent performance gains when using a 1866MHz CL11 high-end memory kit versus a ‘standard’ 1600MHz CL11 memory kit on the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK.
What it does have is performance among the top, capacity at the maximum, and with the help of those fancy stickers, good looks to show off. Tack on its compliance with the latest DDR3L 1.35V specification, and we have a winner in our hands. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the G.Skill Ripjaws F3-1600C9D-16GRSL 2x8GB SODIMM kit.
I am impressed with what G.SKILL brings to the table with the TridentX line-up. G.SKILL offers up a fair amount of overclocking margin while still keeping the price points in check. At $169, you may not think that the price is in check, but a quick search on some of the common e-tailers puts the pricing in perspective as it is neither the lowest nor the highest price for a 16GB kit.