A-Data DDR3-2200+ DRAM XPG Plus 2.0 review -
Specifications and Features
So you are an overclocker or extreme computer enthusiasts? known and reputed to go and take the extra mile in an attempt to break new benchmark records? Well for you A-Data offers its latest DRAM modules, the XPG Plus Series DDR3-2200+ dual channel memory kit.
A-DATA recently introduced their XPG Plus Series DDR3-2200+ v2.0 DRAM module that is the highest speed of DDR3 DRAM module in the industry. A-DATAs new DDR3-2200+ DRAM module offers a 2,200MHz clock speed and CL8-8-8-24 timings at a voltage of 1.65V. It is available in 1GBx2 and 2GBx2 dual channel kits. The memory ICs used are Elpida's Hyper series.
The XPG Plus Series DDR3-2200+ v2.0 dual channel kits come with the Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT) for some really nice and extraordinary cooling. The modules have a doubled amount (2OZ) of copper in the PCB (quite popular among motherboards these days;) offering a lower temperature which apparently also improves the power efficiency.
- All DRAM IC are verified by overclocking criteria.
- High quality 2oz copper 8 layers PCB (Printed Circuit Board)
- Optimized for 64-bit OS (operating system)
- Backward compatible with DDR3-1866, 1600, 1333 and 1066
- Lifetime limited warranty
- 2GB/4GB dual channel module kits are tested at 2200MHz
- Test at latency setting 8-8-8-24 at 1.55V-1.65V
- SPD (Serial Presence Detect) programmed at JEDEC standard DDR3-1333 with latency settings at 9-9-9-24 for basic system booting
As stated above, the latest DDR3 memory kits have been designed using high-quality memory modules, featuring 2oz copper, eight-layer PCB design. The module's ICs have been tested for overclocking, making them an ideal choice for the aforementioned user segment. The 2GB/4GB dual channel module kits have been tested for you at 2200MHz and with latency settings 8-8-8-24 at 1.65V.
The new A-Data dual-channel DDR3 products will be ready to provide support to users of both AM3 and P55-based platforms, from AMD and Intel, respectively.
Pricing then -- extreme memory comes at an extreme price, expect roughly 70 USD per 1GB. A-Data produced a limited number of these kits for demonstration purposes and for the lucky few. If you're an extreme enthusiast who's heavily in to overclocking, then these modules are the ones to go for -- if you can find them.
But head on over to the next page where we'll startup a product photo-shoot after which this article will transform into one big overclocking session. Hey, we know you like it.
Some Memory vendors however felt the need to go really extreme, and A-DATA did exactly that. They are now offering the Plus series version 2.0 dual-channel memory kits --- and tucked nicely away in that product line there's even a kit that will that memory to be clocked at 2200 MHZ at CAS 8:8:8:24 1T at low voltage (1.65v). Now if you don't know what these number mean, then surely this memory and review is not catered for you.