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XPG SPECTRIX D50 ROG CERTIFIED RGB DDR4-3600 2x 8 GB

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XPG has partnered with ASUS to bring the well-reviewed SPECTRIX line back into the spotlight with a twist. This time, the memory is certified for Intel ASUS ROG-based motherboards. Rated for 3600 MT/s, we will be looking at exactly what this partnership means and how it could benefit you, the consumer!

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Memory 2GB DDR3L-1333
Video Card(s) Gen7 Intel HD (4EU @ 311MHz)
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Might be a regional thing but I'm seeing lots more slow DDR4-3600 kits that target CL17 or CL18 and very few of the faster kits, CL14 or CL16.

I've tweaked a 32GB CL17 CJR kit to run 3600-CL17-19-19-39 on my 5800X but anything faster costs literally twice as much, which insane for marginal gains of maybe 2-3% in a handful of scenarios, and no difference at all in many others.

Is affordable 3600 CL16 a thing of the past - was that all based on a retired manufacturing node or something?

As for this ASUS ROG "Gaming" partnership, surely 3200 CL14 is far better for gaming than this CL18 stuff? The improvements in FCLK don't overcome the 15% higher absolute latencies
 
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Might be a regional thing but I'm seeing lots more slow DDR4-3600 kits that target CL17 or CL18 and very few of the faster kits, CL14 or CL16.

I've tweaked a 32GB CL17 CJR kit to run 3600-CL17-19-19-39 on my 5800X but anything faster costs literally twice as much, which insane for marginal gains of maybe 2-3% in a handful of scenarios, and no difference at all in many others.

Is affordable 3600 CL16 a thing of the past - was that all based on a retired manufacturing node or something?

As for this ASUS ROG "Gaming" partnership, surely 3200 CL14 is far better for gaming than this CL18 stuff? The improvements in FCLK don't overcome the 15% higher absolute latencies
3600Mhz is deemed the happy medium for ryzen, with the timings secondary (But yes, C14 is the dream)
Problem is that B-die is the only one that could run those latencies, and isnt available in larger capacity sticks

Even the alder lake review showed that 3200 C14 smashed ahead for gaming... but 3600C16/C18 that "just works" for everyone is a pretty good middle ground.
 
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too bad not Samsung ic's
 
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too bad not Samsung ic's
I had a similar thought while writing this review. If you are going to do a collaboration, why not go all out because the targeted market for these is limited anyways. Only downside it would certainly cost more.
 
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