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A-DATA Gaming Series PC3-12800 (1600MHz) 8GB Kit

A-DATA mix it up a bit and double the normal Dual Channel kit to 8GB. How's it fair in our testbed? Let's take a look and see.

By: Shawn Baker | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jun 21, 2010 1:46 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: A-DATA





So you're sitting there on a P55 based machine, you want to get some RAM, but you're a bit down because if you had an X58 board you would be getting 6GB which seems like a good amount. Instead you're looking at a 4GB kit. While no doubt 4GB is nice, it would be nicer to have a bit more RAM. Sure, you could fill all your banks up, but you're not a huge fan of doing that for fear of instability or other performance related issues.


Well, A-DATA have come to the rescue today with an 8GB kit that's part of the Gaming Series. It's not the most aggressive memory, but that's to be expected since we're dealing with 4GB modules. For most gamers as well, it's not all about the speed, even though PC3-12800 is still impressive none the less.


The question is, how'd we go with the kit? Well, let's take the time to quickly have a look at what's going on with the package before we dive deeper into the clocks of the modules and see how we went with overclocking. Then we'll get stuck into the performance numbers.


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