ADATA caught almost breaking speed limit with 2666MHz Ivy Bridge RAM

Runs hot, does need active cooling at this stage of development.

@camwilmot
Published Fri, Apr 27 2012 12:57 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:28 PM CST

Yesterday we visited the friendly folks at the ADATA headquarters here in Taipei where we were introduced to some new products. The one product we want to focus on right here is its upcoming Intel Ivy bridge memory kit for the new Z77 Express platform.

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The new Gaming Series RAM from ADATA is rated at 2666MHz DDR3 and comes in a capacity of 32GB which is four 8GB modules in dual-channel mode since that is what Z77 motherboards support. The timings at this rather high memory speed come in at 12-13-13-35 at 2T. ADATA is said to be working with ASUS to bring the cache latency time down from 12 to 11 before this memory kit actually makes it way to the market.

As you can see in the picture above, the memory at this stage of development requires active cooling to operate 100% stable. It's not sure at this stage if ADATA will bundle a memory cooler with their RAM or if they can figure out how to make it run stable without active fan cooling and just the passive installed heat spreaders.

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The ASUS Z77 Ivy Bridge system was able to complete a 32M run of Super PI in 12 minutes and 16 seconds with this speedy 32GB memory kit installed from ADATA.

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