G.Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4-3000 Memory Review



SuperPI is a single-threaded benchmark which calculates PI to a certain number of digits in our case 32M digits which for this test is done over 24 iterations. The results shown are the time to do this calculation which the test is based on RAM settings, and CPU overclock although in our case the CPU overclock is the same for all tests.

G.Skill Ripjaws 4 3000

The results here show the faster the memory is as well as tighter timings have an impact on the time to calculate PI to 32M digits. We can see that running the RAM at 2800MHz with tight timings produced the 2nd fastest run but by milliseconds over 3000MHz CL13.


We use AIDA64’s ‘Cache and Memory Benchmark’ for benchmarking bandwidth as well as latency.

G.Skill Ripjaws 4 3000

With latency the tighter you can get your timings shows an improvement in latency. Latency on this kit is rather good compared to other kits we have tested which are due to the higher stock frequency.



WinRAR is a well-known program used to compress and archive a folder or folders for example. The program comes with a built-in benchmark which we have used here to test our memory in terms of maximum compression speed.


Our tests show that WinRAR results are very similar on all RAM configurations which show us that the benchmark is more CPU bound. The graph may show big differences on these results but looking further into it, the differences are not that great to be noticeable I.E approx 500KB/s differential from worst to best.


Maxon’s Cinebench is a benchmarking tool based on their Cinema 4D software. It measures CPU performance by rendering a photo realistic 3D scene.


As seen by the results, Cinebench R15 is CPU dependent with memory having little to no impact with the exception of overclocking to 3200MHz which did make a slight impact.

G.Skill memory has a great reputation, especially with PC enthusiasts, gamers,  overclockers and extreme overclockers. They have made DIMM’s using various IC’s from PSC on their DDR3 Pi series, Hynix IC’s on the Ripjaws line and with Samsung on their DDR3 TridentX line up.  Today, we have  G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4 3000CL15 16GB kit on the Bench with the product code F4-3000C15Q-16GRR. This particular kit uses Hynix MFR IC’s and are single sided DIMM’s. The new DDR4 range of RAM is the 4th generation in DDR (double data rate) SDRAM (synchronous dynamic random-access memory). Currently, the only platform to support DDR4…

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The G.Skill Ripjaws 4 3000CL15 16GB kit offers nice looks and is well designed. The kit has exceptional performance and can handle rather high voltages for benchers that need more out of their RAM.

User Rating: 3.74 ( 5 votes)

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