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ADATA XPG V2 DDR3-1866 RAM Review

From the SX900 Solid-State Drive, we now go to another PC peripheral. The ADATA XPG V2 DDR3 RAM is the second version of the ADATA XPG DRAM and boots an eight-gigabyte random access memory power, separated in two four-gigabyte sticks at 1866MHz each.

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ADATA XPG V2 DDR3 RAM

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ADATA XPG V1 DDR3 RAM

While the first version (V1) sports a straight-laced heat sink, the  ADATA XPG V2 DDR2 RAM exudes a more badass appearance with its rugged-looking top. The V2 sports the same silver-coated etches and ADATA and XPG logos. The stickers at one side may look ugly for some but you can’t remove them as it is said to void warranty. The V2 heatsink may also prove to be a bit tall for some PC builds.

Like the SSD Drive, installation is really easy. Once the PC has been all booted up, and one can notice the stability the sticks bring. Overclocking wasn’t a problem, as it was really easy to do and no issues have been encountered.

Using our test machine equipped with an Intel Core i7-4790 clocked at 3.6Ghz, an NVIDIA GeForce 770 card, Asus H97 Pro Gamer motherboard, and Antec 1200W PSU, we are able to overclock the RAM up to 2133MHz with ease. Here’s what we got from several benchmarks we have ran:

ADATA XPG V2
1866MHz 2133MHz
SiSoft Sandra Memory Bandwidth
Integer Memory Bandwidth 14.215 GB/s 14.536 GB/s
Float Memory Bandwidth 14.069 GB/s 14.455 GB/s
SiSoft Cache & Memory Latency
Memory Latency 81.2 ns 81.4 ns
Speed factor 81.0 ns 81.3 ns
PerformanceTest 8.0
Memory Database Operations 50.9 KOPS 48.1 KOPS
Read Cache 18260 MB/s 18105 MB/s
Read Uncached 6851 MB/s 6579 MB/s
Write 4987 MB/s 4872MB/s
Latency 78.7 ns 81.1 ns
Threaded 14409 MB/s 14350 MB/s

Based on data coming from various benchmark tests we have done, the V2 held significant improvements in almost all the tests when overclocked. The V2 also had better latency and speed factor results after being overclocked.

Conclusion

The ADATA XPG V2 DRAM is one that delivers the same stability and performance as seen on big-brand memory sticks. For a PC peripheral sporting almost the same results on benchmarks at a definitely lower price, the ADATA sure is a great bang-for-the-buck contender for your PC needs.

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What we liked about it:

  • Extremely stable and performs well
  • Great case design
  • Lifetime warranty

What we didn’t like:

  • V2’s height may hinder some PC builds

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  • Resty

    ? Wierd.. What else are you expecting from a ram review?