Yes our IC is same or better. Difference is G.Skill like to make margin on me, whereas on 8 Pack, its my product, my design and I buy at IC level, so no middle man adding margin like G.Skill so I can undercut them for same performance. But G.Skill or 8 Pack RAM, there is no better, the other brands simply have no answer as they don't have access to screened B-die due to exclusivity agreement from Samsung with G.Skill and TeamGroup. Now of course remember TeamGroup build for other brands, for example the Gigabyte memory is made by V-Colour, but Teamgroup supplies the IC to V-Colour. In the end its always about trying to cut out middle men, with our 8 Pack RAM we did this, for the money for those who want high performance with tight timings, there is no better, plus the heatspreaders are some of the highest quality out there.