A-Data And Aeneon
A-Data Vitesta DDR3-1600+ CAS 8
Sold as part number AD31600E002GMU3K, A-Data’s 6 GB, DDR3-1600 CAS 8 triple-channel kit advertises 8-8-8-24 timings at 1.65 V. A reminder of the product’s past is its maximum 1.85 V overclocking voltage, which is where the plus in the series' name comes from. We certainly won’t be using such high voltage in our Core i7 memory overclocking assessment.
A maximum SPD automatic configuration speed of 667 MHz (DDR3-1333) at 9-10-10-25 timings further indicates that these were developed for the higher-voltage Core 2 platform market, but we were anxious to see how far we could push this product at Core i7-appropriate voltage levels.
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Aeneon XTune DDR3-1600 CAS 9
We mentioned in our introduction that a single company had provided the earlier Core 2 platform market with DDR3-1600 at standard voltage levels, and that company is Aeneon. When it came time for the Core i7 transition, the only update Aeneon had to make was to create a new box for its triple-channel kit.
Because these modules were designed from the outset to operate at standard voltage, SPD automatic configuration speeds up to DDR3-1667 aren’t a problem for Aeneon’s part number AXH860UD20-16H-K-6G, 6 GB triple-channel kit. An XMP extension at DDR3-1600 allows moderate 9-9-9-28 timings to be easily set with no increase in voltage.
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What was always bothering me about ram reviews is how much memory speed/timing will really impact on system performance. I it is a lot of work I know, but it was never covered.
From ArticleOf course, we needed a Core i7 processor, but not just any processor would do. While most reviewers are stuck with engineering samples that only support DDR2-800 and DDR2-1066 ratios (3x and 4x base clock, times two), our retail sample supports data rates all the way up to 2,133 MHz (8x base clock, times two).Reply
I could be wrong, but shouldn't it be ddr3 ? I'm not aware of i7 supporting ddr2?
neiroatopelccI could be wrong, but shouldn't it be ddr3 ? I'm not aware of i7 supporting ddr2?Reply
Heheh, looks like it's been edited.
I wounder if amd will do quad channel with its am3 motherboards or even dual 128 bit channels. that would be cool. Just something to beats intels triple 64bit channels.Reply
Good info. Would have been nice to see at least one real world benchmark.Reply
Great article. Thanks.Reply
Anyone know the difference between the followingReply
Kingston HyperX T1 Series Kits:
What does the UL signify?... would it benchmark the same as the former (which was tested in this article)?
'The current problem is one of voltage.'Reply
I loled at that.. maybe it's too early in the morning for me :D
Interesting just how few people give a damn about DDR3 at this point.Reply
I guess many are a: Not wowed by i7 like they were core2 and b: Laugh and the prices of DDR3 at a time when DDR2 is not only still very fast relative to the software/games on the market but is dirt cheap.
Gian124Anyone know the difference between the following Kingston HyperX T1 Series Kits:KHX16000D3T1K3/6GXKHX16000D3ULT1K3/6GXWhat does the UL signify?... would it benchmark the same as the former (which was tested in this article)?Reply
They may have changed the name.