I hate to use the words simple and no fuss here when it comes to describing the Gaming Series PC3-17600 kit from A-DATA for the simple fact being that a 2200MHz DDR kit is hardly simple, but this particular kit from them really is a simple, no fuss kit.
When I say that it's simple and no fuss, though, I don't mean that in a negative way. I simply mean you've got a kit that follows a fairly standard design when it comes to the heatsink and just works at its default speed.
You can't fault a product that does what it's supposed to do and that's exactly what this kit does. Sure, we didn't have much joy when it came to overclocking with only an extra 30MHz DDR being achieved, but it's not a huge deal. As long as it does the stock speed, we're happy.
The thing about the Gaming Series is that they tend not to be the fastest parts, even though you might think that they are because of the word "Gaming" in the title, indicative that it would be for more extreme users. To give you an idea, the Plus Series PC3-17600 kit we looked at from A-DATA carried with it more aggressive timings at 8-8-8-24 and was able to overclock to 2258MHz DDR with those said timings.
While we can't find the kit online at the moment, it's clear that we'll see it cheaper than the more aggressive Plus series which means you'll be able to get into a 2200MHz DDR kit for less.
As always, it's important to make sure you have a decent CPU that has the ability to really make use of this ultra fast memory. As we already said, this is a simple no fuss memory kit that's going to be appreciated by people who want the faster MHz but don't want the more aggressive timings which bump up the price.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Packaging and Modules]
- Page 3 [Overclocking]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and wPrime]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Everest Ultimate Edition]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - SiSoft Sandra]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Sciencemark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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