Page 10 - Overclocking and Conclusion
When it comes to overclocking the XPG Spectrix D45G DDR4-3600 2x8GB, unfortunately, I could not get anything higher than 3600MHz to work on my computer. I tried everything I could such as relaxing the latencies and increasing the voltage, but as soon as I increased the frequency, my computer would not boot. It is worth pointing out that overclocking was successfully performed using another XPG product, the Spectrix D50 DDR4-3600 2x8GB Jonah reviewed early this year, so as they say, your mileage may vary. Other than the overclocking potential or lack thereof, this RAM kit is something I appreciated. It has the right amount of design features on it, which makes it clean but not overwhelming. The simple and rugged look makes it really unique compared to the competition that has over-the-top looks. The heatspreaders on the Spectrix D45G are built with high-quality aluminum, which strikes a good balance between heat dissipation and light weight. The RGB LED lighting on this product is another nice feature that really matches the role of gaming memory. Note the RGB LED on this product is also programmable through software as long as it is supported by your motherboard. The XPG Spectrix D45G DDR4-3600 2x8GB is also a fast DDR4-3600 memory kit. According to our tests, the review unit can be a solid upgrade if you are using slower RAM on a modern platform. In terms of pricing, I think $90 USD at press time is fair, since it not only looks good, but also capable of delivering good performance at stock speeds.
XPG provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
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The XPG Spectrix D45G DDR4-3600 2x8GB is a rugged looking RGB LED memory kit that strikes a good balance between capacity, speed, and cost.
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 10
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R23
10. Overclocking and Conclusion