ADATA XPG v1.0 Black DDR3-1600 CL9 Memory
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 11-25-2013
Provided by: ADATA

Despite being around for more than six years now, DDR3 memory remains the standard desktop module type in use today. It may be another year before DDR4 begins to filter into the marketplace and with manufacturers pushing DDR3 speed far beyond the 2133 ceiling, it may be even longer until it is completely supplanted. Check any component retailer and you'll likely find DDR3-1600 is still the most abundant and commonly sold memory type to date. No surprise then that ADATA sent over a 2 x 4GB kit of their XPG v1.0 Black DDR3-1600 memory for review.

While maybe not as readily identifiable with enthusiast memory as names like Corsair, Mushkin or G.SKILL, ADATA is certainly no stranger to the field. Indeed one look at their present offerings, particularly their XPG v2 line with speeds hitting 2600, 2800 and even 3100 should indicate that they take performance seriously. In addition to the XPG v1 and v2 series, ADATA also has a Gaming v2 line with heavy duty double-height heat sinks designed to run at high loads for extended periods without overheating.

But as mentioned previously, DDR3-1600 remains the near de facto standard for most desktop users, particularly with previous generation processors that don't support the higher speeds. It's to those folks that ADATA tailored their XPG v1 modules in either Blue, Black or Red series. All ADATA memory comes packaged in a plastic clamshell with the modules fully visible on the front and some product info available on the back. The back also has perforated edges and a pull tab to make opening easier.

Join us as we take a closer look at the ADATA XPG v1.0 2 x 4GB Black DDR3-1600 memory kit.

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