Page 1:Mainstream ready?
Page 2:Aeneon XTune AHX860UD20-16H-K-4G
Page 3:Buffalo FireStix FSI1600D3G-2G (FSI1600D3G-K4G)
Page 4:Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1600C9DHXNV
Page 5:Kingston HyperX KHX12800D3K2/4G
Page 6:Mushkin HP3-12800 P/N 996629
Page 7:OCZ Reaper HPC OCZ3RPR16004GK
Page 8:Patriot Memory PVS34G1600LLK
Page 9:Wintec AMPX 3AXH1600C8WS4GK
Page 10:A-Data, Chaintech, and Super Talent
Page 11:Hardware Configuration
Page 12:Benchmark Settings
Page 13:Overclocking and Latency Results
Page 14:Benchmark Results: Games
Page 15:Benchmark Results: Applications
Page 16:Benchmark Results: Video and Synthetic
Wintec AMPX 3AXH1600C8WS4GK
Wintec surprised us with budget-priced parts that take up the speed and timings challenge against high-end contenders. The biggest feature of its AMPX 3AXH1600C8WS4GK is a low Web price of $216, but this isn’t the only trump card in Wintec’s hand.
Rated timings of 8-8-8-24 beat most of the $300+ high-end competitors, even though an overclock-friendly setting of 1.90 volts is needed to get them there. As with most competitors, these DDR3-1600 modules appear to the system as DDR3-1333 and require manual changes to BIOS settings in order to reach full rated performance levels.
Wintec doesn’t include EPP 2.0 or XMP programming to ease BIOS configuration, and these modules don’t even have an 8-8-8-24 timing set for a lower speed. This shouldn’t trouble experienced builders, but it will prevent many “cheap” motherboards with missing BIOS settings from running these inexpensive modules at full speed. AMPX 3AXH1600C8WS4GK should probably be viewed as budget RAM for overclocking fanatics, and used on an appropriate mainstream-or-better motherboard.
- Mainstream ready?
- Aeneon XTune AHX860UD20-16H-K-4G
- Buffalo FireStix FSI1600D3G-2G (FSI1600D3G-K4G)
- Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1600C9DHXNV
- Kingston HyperX KHX12800D3K2/4G
- Mushkin HP3-12800 P/N 996629
- OCZ Reaper HPC OCZ3RPR16004GK
- Patriot Memory PVS34G1600LLK
- Wintec AMPX 3AXH1600C8WS4GK
- A-Data, Chaintech, and Super Talent
- Hardware Configuration
- Benchmark Settings
- Overclocking and Latency Results
- Benchmark Results: Games
- Benchmark Results: Applications
- Benchmark Results: Video and Synthetic