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Adata XPG Z1 DDR4 Reaches New Overclocked Speeds With Skylake

With the release of Intel's Z170 chipset and 6th generation Core (Skylake) processors, Adata announced that its dual channel XPG Z1 DDR4 modules are ready for competitive overclocking on the new platform.

ADATA said that in recent internal testing, the company was able to push a set of dual channel XPG Z1 DDR4 modules, which come clocked from the factory at 3333 MHz, to beyond 4600 MHz while running on Intel's latest platform.

The company paired its XPG Z1 modules with an Intel Core i7-6700K seated in an MSI Z170A motherboard while doing internal testing and said it achieved a clock speed of 4605 MHz on the XPG Z1 modules it tested. The company said that this memory has been designed with high-end gaming and competitive overclocking in mind.

Adata said it is committed to the transition to DDR4 and will continue bringing products to consumers with high performance and energy efficiency that provide overclocking headroom for enthusiasts.

Adata XPG Z1 DDR4 DIMMS were first launched with Intel's Haswell-E processors in quad-channel configurations. They come clocked at 3333 MHz and draw only 1.2V. XPG Z1 DIMMS support XMP 2.0 and are built on a 10-layer PCB with 2 oz. of copper. Adata's XPG Z1 dual-channel DDR4 kits come with the same specifications and are available now in both 2 x 4 GB and 2 x 8 GB capacities.

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