Review: ADATA XPG Xtreme Series 2x8GB DDR3-2133MHz CL10

Published by Christian Ney on 14.11.12
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Testing Method & Test Setup

Knowing about Hynix MFR's capabilities from recent Kingston HyperX 16GB review, we armed ourselves with an Ivy Bridge testing platform that should allow our memory to show every last bit of its overclocking potential.
To make sure that our figures represent the sort of stability safe to use ever day, we are going to run each setting until we get a 150% pass of eight 750MB instances of HCI Memtest that is considered one of the toughest memory stress-tests around.

Motherboard ASUS Maximus V Gene (BIOS 1204)
CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.0 GHz
Graphic card ASUS GTX 580
Memory ADATA XPG Xtreme Series AX3U2133XW8G10-2X
HDD Intel SSD 330 120 GB
PSU Seasonic Platinum 1000 Watts
OS Windows 7, 64 bit SP1


Results are in and we can see that this kit can compete with it's higher clocked brother from the XPG Gaming V2.0 Series.
We were able to run it fully stable at 1'210 MHz 11-13-13-32, 10 MHz higher than the highest clocked 16GB kit from ADATA.
Past 1.7v one can see that they stop scaling with voltage when the tRCD = tRP +1. With a CAS +2 = tRCD = tRP fomula the memory kit is scaling almost perfectly linear.
Chosing even looser timings like 12-14-14-34 doesn't help to achieve higher frequencies. You will see the limit of the kit - if you have one - using 11-13-13-32.
When we loaded the XMP profile our kit was 100 % stable up to 1'100 MHz (DDR3-2200) which is 34 MHz more than the rated frequency.

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