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

I'll be installing the ADATA DDR3-1600 kit with the following hardware:

Intel i7 4770K Haswell
Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
2 x 4GB ADATA XPG Black DDR3-1600
SilverStone Tundra TD02 AIO Cooler
240GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD
LG Hitachi 8X Blu-Ray Burner
Icy Dock 2" to 3" Adapter
SilverStone Strider Gold 650W
SilverStone RAVEN 4 Case
Windows 8.1 Professional

CPU-Z's SPD tab reveals several sets of timings for the Black modules, however not all appear to be visible. Only settings for #3, #4 and #5 JEDEC specs are shown, as well as an XMP profile that matches the module specification sticker. Leaving the BIOS settings on Auto, the modules boot at DDR3-1333 with 9-9-9 timings. Switching to the XMP profile pushes the speed slightly to DDR3-1600 at the same 9-9-9. Note that although SPD lists a CMD rate of 2T the modules were manually set to 1T which seems to run more stable with this particular system.

Let's fire up some benchmarks to see how the ADATA XPG Black performs.

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