With memory prices falling, now is a great time to be looking for memory upgrades. Fall hardware releases are in full swing, there is competition from both Intel and AMD, and the Red brand has thoroughly fixed the memory issues of generations past. No longer do users have to worry about memory compatibility or shopping for expensive AMD-branded kits. With 3200 MHz natively supported on the new Ryzen platform, options for enthusiasts have never been more open.
The XPG SPECTRIX D50 shares a lot of DNA with the D60G. The D60G is a memory kit that has been designed from the ground up to be the ultimate RGB LED solution for the memory market. The D50 trades some of that fancy RGB for a hefty aluminium heat spreader, which results in both a more subdued look and better thermal performance. The XPG SPECTRIX D50 comes in speeds of up to 4800 MHz and capacities of up to 32 GB.
The XPG SPECTRIX D50 kit I have for testing today features two 16 GB sticks at a Ryzen-optimized 3600 MHz speed and 18-20-20-42 timings. So is the XPG SPECTRIX D50 as fast as its flashy D60G cousin?
|Tested Capacity:||32 GB (2x 16 GB)|
|Tested Voltage:||1.35 V|
|PCB Type:||8 layers|
|Form Factor:||288-pin DIMM|