8GB ADATA XPG V2 DDR3 2400 Memory Review
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The ADATA XPG V2 series is the companies new flagship memory product and for good reason. This new memory comes with speeds of up to DDR3 2800 MHz, with timings of CL 12-14-14-36 at 1.65V (XMP Profile 1). Speed alone doesn’t make memory great though, greatness lies within the ICs, heatspreader, performance and of course overclocking. On all of these fronts the XPG V2 memory should kick some serious ass, as it utilizes an extruded heat sink with an increased surface area, providing superior thermo-conductivity, an industry-leading 2oz double-copper PCB and high quality (single sided) SK Hynix ICs.
The kit we are going to be looking at is clocked at 2400MHz and sports timings of 11-13-13-25 at 1.65V. There are also two colors the memory can come in; gold or Tungsten grey. Our kit is of the gold variety, which is quite sexy and actually looks great on motherboards that use a similar color scheme, such as the ASUS Z87-Pro.
One the pricing front, the ADATA XPG V2 is slightly more expensive than standard memory kits on the market, but this is to be expected considering the quality of the ICs and heatspreader. Also, at $99 for an 8GB kit of memory running at 2400MHz the XPG V2 is far from the most expensive memory on the market.