XPG Lancer RGB DDR5-6000 2x 16 GB Review 12

XPG Lancer RGB DDR5-6000 2x 16 GB Review

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Introduction

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ADATA is one of the largest manufacturers of flash memory and DRAM in the world, with a reach across the globe. Founded in 2001, ADATA has steadily grown into what it is today: a leader in the industry. ADATA has multiple product lines to fit different markets, with the XPG subdivision targeting PC enthusiasts and branded as such. The XPG Lancer line is being offered in both non-RGB and RGB SKUs, and the 32 GB (2x 16 GB) configuration is rated for 5200 MT/s and up.

DDR5 is the new buzzword in the tech world, as it continues making headlines and breaking world records. The cycle continues as we are enter the end of the DDR4 reign. For the casual user, leaving behind DDR4 isn't always beneficial. TechPowerUp already has an article with an in-depth comparison of DDR4 and DDR5 performance with Intel's Alder Lake for those who want an in-depth look into the trade-offs between the two.

Now that the dust has settled with Intel's 12th Gen Core processors and accompanying LGA 1700 socket, DDR5 is starting to pass the tipping point. Current benefits of switching over are minor, but include higher operating frequencies, lower voltage, and higher density modules. As more higher-frequency kits like this XPG Lancer RGB 6000 MT/s emerge onto the scene, the gap to DDR4 will grow, which will have DDR5 leave the previous DDR generation behind.


XPG is continually expanding its DDR5 line under the Lancer family of products. The XPG Lancer RGB DDR5-6000 memory kit I have for review today blurs the lines between the novelty and expectations DDR5 offers consumers. Using modest timings of 40-40-40-76 at 1.35 V for its 6000 MT/s X.M.P profile, it still requires a supported motherboard updated to the newest BIOS. Let us now see how this XPG Lancer RGB DDR5 32 GB kit stacks up to the competition!

Specifications

Specifications
Manufacturer:ADATA XPG
Model:AX5U6000C4016G-DCLARBK
Speed Rating:DDR5-6000 MT/s
Rated Timings:40-40-40-76-116
Tested Capacity:32 GB (2x 16 GB)
Tested Voltage:1.35 V
Registered/Unbuffered:Unbuffered
Error Checking:ECC (resting)
IC Manufacturer:Hynix
Form Factor:288-pin DIMM
Warranty:Limited Lifetime
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