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PNY DDR2 XLR8 PC2-9384 2GB Memory Kit - Final Thoughts

PNY really push the boundaries of DDR2 with this 1173MHz kit. Read on to see if it performs as expected.

| DDR-2 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jan 6, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: PNY

Final Thoughts

 

Another day, another DDR2 kit manages to come along and impress us. While we are leaning towards DDR3 as the future memory of choice, DDR2 still has its place. While clock speeds aren't going up anymore we are seeing higher density memory coming out which also clocks higher, runs at lower latencies and consumes less power to do its job, which is where the technology should now start heading.

 

AMD's Athlon 64 AM2 series are all DDR2 dependant, so its good to see that companies haven't given up on this memory standard; until AMD goes AM3 (who knows when that will launch) DDR2 still has a vital role to play.

 

PNY has done a great job on the XLR8 PC2-9384 kit; its price is just about right, performance is spot on and with a little more time in our labs we could definitely squeeze even more speed out of them. We haven't topped them out and it's good to see that they have headroom to play with.

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