XPG SPECTRIX D45G DDR4-4400 2x 8 GB Review 5

XPG SPECTRIX D45G DDR4-4400 2x 8 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.

In recent times, DDR4 has been making waves in the tech world, with steady advancements allowing for memory kits ranging from the entry 2133 MT/s to a blistering 5066 MT/s. It is no surprise that the XPG brand is looking to continue this trend of performance memory after the insanely crazy XPG SPECTRIX D50 Xtreme DDR4-5000 kit we reviewed previously; however, this time with a more modest approach allowing consumers to enjoy ADATA XPG memory without the need for a motherboard and CPU that are just as "Xtreme" to run it.

The XPG brand is known for a number of different products for consumers to pick from. The Hunter, GAMMIX, and SPECTRIX lines are the three current highlights of the DRAM market. The SPECTRIX D45G SKUs range from 3600 MT/s to 4400 MT/s, with listed DIMM sizes being 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB. In this review, we will cover the XPG SPECTRIX D45G16 GB (2x 8 GB) kit rated for 4400 MT/s. The XPG RGB portion supports lighting control software developed by the major motherboard manufacturers—ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, and ASRock Polychrome Sync.


The XPG SPECTRIX D45G16 GB kit I have for review today follows modest 19-26-26-42 timings at 1.5 V. This kit is a prime example of memory reaching into the high-performance overclocking realm of possibilities. The XMP profile of 4400 MT/s is going to benefit Intel-based platforms the most; AMD owners could still see a positive turnout after modifying a few settings. In this review, we will be testing the memory at its advertised speed before looking into what a bit of turning can give us in terms of extra performance. Without further ado, let's now see how this XPG SPECTRIX kit stacks up to the competition!

Specifications

Specifications
Manufacturer:ADATA XPG
Model:AX4U4408G19K-DCBKD45G
Speed Rating:DDR4-4400 MT/s
Rated Timings:19-26-26-46
Tested Capacity:16 GB (2x 8GB)
Tested Voltage:1.5 V
PCB Type:8 layers
Registered/Unbuffered:Unbuffered
Error Checking:Non-ECC
IC Manufacturer:SK Hynix
Form Factor:288-pin DIMM
Warranty:Limited Lifetime
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