Well you’ve seen the product and you’ve seen the benchmarks. So where does that leave us?
Well the G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz 8GB DDR3 memory kit looks the business. With a red design and a black PCB it would make most hardcore enthusiasts flustered. The flexibility of being able to remove the top heatsink is a brilliant addition from G.Skill and it really gives the product more longevity and “future-proof-ness”.
In reality we see very little difference in performance of everyday applications when making the step up from 1866MHz to 2400MHz. Synthetic applications and some games scale a little bit, which is why this kit will appeal to extreme gamers and enthusiasts/overclockers who want to break some SuperPi or WPrime records on HWBot. For most users you’d be better off with an 1866MHz kit if you haven’t already got one.
Overclocking this kit reaped very little in the way of good results. We failed to get up to the next memory divider – 2666MHz – which isn’t unexpected because if you could buy these kits and overclock them to 2666MHz then there would be no reason to buy the more expensive 2666MHz kit in the first place.
That said it is clear this product is high quality and for enthusiasts It has its values, if bragging rights and a few extra frames per second in games are what you really want. Most enthusiasts will know if they want the extra performance that this kit offers then that could be more easily achieved it by getting a better CPU or GPU as lets face it at $87 this kit isn’t cheap.
The Reality is: every system needs a set of RAM to operate, if you want to build your system from the best there is on the market, then this is an awesome place to start.
Value For Money: 6/10