ADATA XPG V2 RAM DDR3-2400 8GB Memory Kit Review
By Hank Tolman
Manufacturer: ADATA Technology
Product Name: XPG V2 DDR3 RAM
Model Number: AX3U2400W4G11-DMV
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by ADATA.
Some of the most difficult to answer questions in the enthusiast and high-end gaming PC world have to do with RAM, and more specifically with RAM clock speeds, latency, and timings. What differences do all of these make when it comes to better performance and higher frame rates in games? Typically, the answer is that they do very little when it comes to games. AMD has sought to change that answer with the release of their Richland series APUs, which are designed to take even more advantage of RAM speeds and support up to 2133MHz clock speeds. Intel’s Haswell now supports speeds of up to 1600MHz. Now that more is being done to increase the performance gain from higher RAM speeds, let’s take a look at the results. Here at Benchmark Reviews, we have a couple of new high-speed RAM kits to review. In this article, we will be taking a look at the ADATA XPG V2 4GBx2 DDR3-2400 PC19200 AX3U2400W4G11 DRAM Kit.
The AX3U2400W4G11 DRAM Kit comes clocked at 2400MHz. ADATA states that the XPG V2 kits are designed specifically for the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors and the Z87 Chipset, but they will work great with AMD’s Richland APUs as well. This is especially true considering the fact that the AMD A10-6800K APU supports 2133MHz memory natively while. Regardless of the stated support, it will run with ADATA’s 2400MHz XPG V2 kit. What I want to know is how much performance scaling based on the RAM speed I’ll get from the AX3U2400W4G11. Is it worth spending a little more money to get faster memory clock speeds? We must also consider that, in many cases, those increased clock speeds come with higher timings.
First things first, let’s check out the specs on the ADATA XPG V2 Series and the AX3U2400W4G11.
ADATA DDR3 Dual Channel Series Specifications
|DDR3-3100||PC3-24800||4GB x 2||CL12-14-14-36||1.65V||GOLD / Tungsten grey|
|DDR3-2800||PC3-22400||8GB x 2||CL12-14-14-36||1.65V||GOLD / Tungsten grey|
|DDR3-2800||PC3-22400||4GB x 2||CL12-14-14-36||1.65V||GOLD / Tungsten grey|
|DDR3-2600||PC3-20800||8GB x 2||CL11-13-13-35||1.65V||GOLD / Tungsten grey|
|DDR3-2600||PC3-20800||4GB x 2||CL11-13-13-35||1.65V||GOLD / Tungsten grey|
|DDR3-2400||PC3-19200||8GB x 2||CL11-13-13-35||1.65V||GOLD / Tungsten grey|
|DDR3-2400||PC3-19200||4GB x 2||CL11-13-13-35||1.65V||GOLD / Tungsten grey|
|DDR3-1600||PC3-12800||8GB x 2||CL9-9-9-24||1.5V||GOLD / Tungsten grey|
|DDR3-1600||PC3-12800||4GB x 2||CL9-9-9-24||1.5V||GOLD / Tungsten grey|