A-DATA XPG Plus Series DDR3 1600+ Tri-Channel 6GB Kit
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Being amongst the elite few who could own a 6GB Tri-Chanel DDR3 1600MHz kit around 4 months ago was something extremely hard to accomplish since Tri Channel DDR3 kits of that frequency were amazingly expensive. However with the global economy fighting to survive, four months later one can find a high quality 6GB Tri-Channel DDR3 1600MHz kit for around 150Euros. Still with a vast number of similar kits manufactured by a large number of companies it is very difficult to know which one is best for your money. Personally i judge memories based on two factors, overclock potential and voltages needed to attain that. Since the i7 has the memory controller built in Intel has placed a safety limit for Memory kits for all i7 systems that equals to 1.65v. Now as most of you already know Intel always uses the safest setting meaning that you can climb even further and so for me the memory kit that can reach the highest speed with the lowest voltage is the winner, plain and simple. Of course i am not referring to 1600MHz kits versus 2000MHz kits but of the same advertised frequencies.
A-DATA was founded in May, 2001 by Chairman and CEO Mr. Simon Chen and very quickly risen to become one of the world’s largest memory and flash product providers. At the beginning, with DRAM modules as the major product line, A-DATA’s mission was to become “The Global Leading Brand of Memory Products.” Later on, recognizing the market’s trend, A-DATA diversified its product portfolio to include Flash peripherals and multimedia solutions. Capitalizing on the strong growth of DRAM memory and flash related products in the market, based on DRAMeXchange 2006 and iSuppli 2006 reports, A-DATA ranks second in the world for DRAM Modules and fourth for Flash Disks respectively. A-DATA truly understands that professionalism and innovation drive a company’s competitiveness as well as the value of its products and services in the market. A-DATA’s strict execution requires performing at the highest standards as it relates to ID design, purchasing and supply chain management (raw materials), manufacturing processes and quality control and testing. Through constant innovation and development of products that exceed customer expectations, A-DATA has won many of the most recognized international awards including the National Silver Award of Excellence in Taiwan, Japan’s G-MARK (Good Design Award), CES Innovations Award in the US and iF Design award and reddot design award in Germany.
In our hands today we have the A-DATA XPG Plus Series Tri-Channel DDR3 1600MHz+ Kit which as the name suggests runs at a frequency of 1600MHz but also has plenty of headroom for overclock. The design of the modules is rather simple with the classic red heatsink A-DATA likes so much to use which can be a good thing for people who have height clearance problems with their CPU coolers. Time to see how well these memory modules perform in both default and overclocked frequencies.