Silicon Power Xpower PC3-19200 2x8GB Review (Page 10 of 10)

Page 10 - Overclocking and Conclusion

How much overclocking headroom can you expect from a DDR3-2400 set that runs at 1.65V? The Silicon Power Xpower PC3-19200 2x8GB, equipped with SK Hynix H5TQ4G83MFR ICs programmed at 11-13-13-32 latencies, are already tuned close to, if not already at, the limit from the factory. Personally, I did not expect anything, and just as I have expected, I got nothing. On the hardware end of things, the Silicon Power Xpower PC3-19200 2x8GB comes with high quality components under the hood, and some conservatively shaped but attractive looking medium profile heatspreaders to keep enthusiasts happy. With performance proven in our benchmarks in the last seven pages, what can I say? Eight years after I have first reviewed the OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 Enhanced Bandwidth 2x1GB, we have gone from paying $500 for 2GB back then to $140 for 16GB today. This, my friend, is progress. But wait -- there is actually more to the story. The Kingston HyperX Savage HX324C11SRK2/16 2x8GB, with matching style and substance, can be purchased for only about $100 at press time. (Actually, I think the Kingston HyperX Savage looks better, since the heatsink is more unique looking, and comes with a black PCB, but this is just my personal opinion.) Both of them comes with lifetime warranty. Do not get me wrong, I think Silicon Power's Xpower PC3-19200 2x8GB dual channel kit is a great set. But for it to remain competitive, the price needs to come down to at least where its competitors are at.

As I have mentioned in the beginning of this review, my fellow readers, I think it is now time to close off what is probably the last DDR3 RAM review here at APH Networks. Stay tuned for our coming series of DDR4 RAM reviews on the latest Intel Skylake platform from major manufacturers including G.Skill, Kingston, and Patriot Memory in the coming weeks as we usher in a new era of desktop computing!

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The Silicon Power Xpower PC3-19200 2x8GB is a dual channel memory kit that comes with the right hardware and the right performance, but not necessarily the right price.

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Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 8
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
10. Overclocking and Conclusion