ADATA recently announced the new range of XPG V3 RAM with speeds randing from 1600Mhz to 3100Mhz. The one in the lab for this review is the 2400Mhz model.
From the packaging itself, the XPG V3 looks like yet another finned RAM but not let the package fool you, the XPG V3 comes with changeable fins! All of them come pre-installed with a red colored inner fin while the gold colored fin remains as part of the package content.
Here’s what the RAM looks like.
I think this is neat, though I don’t remember that many a gold setup. I could fit it to my orange setup but even so, the RAM isn’t viewable once the graphic card is in place.
XPG V3 DDR3 DRAM Module utilizes the Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT) to make sure every chip is in direct contact with the heatsink to ensure optimal operation. The unique detachable fins extend the heat sinks upwards for more cooling space and generate improved cooling performance while an 8-layer PCB with 2oz copper helps to reduce the electric resistance effectively and consume less power, which greatly enhances the integrity of signal transfer. XPG V3 DDR3 DRAM Module is said to consist of high-quality chips selected by a strict filtering process and it uses top quality PCBs (Printed Circuit Board) that prolongs the lifespan of memory modules.
For more details of the ADATA XPG V3, please visit the official product page.
Here’s the CPU-Z information for the ADATA XPG V3 2400 MHz (8GB Kit) DDR3.
And here’s the benchmark from AIDA64, with XMP profile loaded.
The RAM was stable throughout Memtest86 test as well.
As for overclocking it beyond the stated spec, I wasn’t able to bump the speed beyond 2400Mhz nor have the timings tightened.
The ADATA XPG V3 2400 8GB DDR3 kit retails at around USD 80. It has good build quality, good thermal dissipation mechanism, nice aluminum fins and lifetime warranty. It’s not the fastest among 2400Mhz RAM and neither does it operate in tighter or faster RAM settings but it sure is a looker, and that speed certainly is enough for most users.