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A-DATA X Series Ver 2 PC3-12800 6GB DDR3 Kit - Final Thoughts

A-DATA has stepped up and released a high-end PC3-12800 kit as part of its X Series lineup. We see if the company can offer some serious competition.

| DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jul 7, 2009 2:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: A-DATA

Final Thoughts

 

With the clocks we achieved out of these A-DATA modules, it's clear that there's some serious performance on offer which shows us that A-DATA could be a serious contender when it comes to performance memory.

 

As for its 1600MHz performance, the 7-7-7-20 timings on offer really give us a nice boost in performance in memory related benchmarks when compared to modules sitting at the same speed, but using the JEDEC approved 9-9-9-24 setup.

 

The overall bundle that A-DATA has put together is pretty impressive as well with the company choosing to ramp it up in the cooling department by offering us an active cooling solution, which is always a nice addition to your memory kit.

 

1600MHz memory really gives us a nice balance when it comes to price and performance. We get a nice little jump in memory performance when compared to stock 1333MHz modules with a bump in price that is nowhere near as major as what is seen in 2000MHz kits.

 

With A-DATA also offering 2000MHz kits, there's no doubt that A-DATA can be a serious contender in the highly competitive memory market. And while these highly clocked kits might not be the biggest seller, it does draw attention to the brand which results in people looking at their clocked modules for basic systems or friends who don't want to spend the big bucks.

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