Memory maker A-Data has traditionally been associated with value-oriented and entry-level RAM kits, but the company continues to expand its higher-end lineup. Today that includes the introduction of A-Data's new XPG Gaming Series DDR3-1600G 8GB dual-channel kit.
"The ultimate gaming experiences are relying on proper choice of PC hardware and overall performance. Therefore, we introduced XPG Gaming Series DDR3-1600G as 8GB dual-channel kit," said Action Chen, Deputy Project Manager of A-Data XPG Department. "Gaming enthusiasts are able to enjoy the extreme capacity and high-speed by using XPG Gaming Series DDR3-1600G 8GB dual-channel kit with 64-bit OS and satisfy their insatiable thirst for ultimate gaming experience."
Not the most elegantly worded quote we've ever seen, but c'mon, the dude's name is "Action." Besides, it's about the RAM, and according to A-Data, all ICs are verified by "high standard criteria" before the engineers slap them on a 6-layer PCB. Latencies check in at 9-9-9-24 at 1.55V to 1.75V.
The kit is available now through "selected distributors and resellers." No word on price.
Last year it was Biostar -- and not Asus, DFI, or Gigabyte -- who set a frontside bus world record with its Biostar TPower I45 motherboard, and further blurring the lines between traditional enthusiast branding and companies better known for taking the budget end of the spectrum, A-Data -- not OCZ, Corsair, or Kingston -- has just broken a benchmarking record of its own.
"A-DATA® Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leading manufacturer in high performance memory products, announced today that its XPG™ DDR3 memory modules have broke a new world record on SuperPi 32m," A-Data stated in a press release. "The record was set by utilizing the DFI Lanparty UT X58 motherboard and XPG X Series v2.0 memory, the DDR3-2133X v2.0 2GBx3 triple-channel kit."
The new record now sits at 6min 40sec 360ms, which required overclocking A-Data's triple-channel DDR3-2133X v2.0 kit to 2237MHz with 8-7-7-21 latencies. A-Data didn't say how much voltage it took to reach that frequency, but if we had to guess, we'd say it ran high. The same kit comes rated at 2.05V-2.15V with 10-10-10-30 latencies at its stock frequency.