Page 10 - Overclocking and Conclusion
After conducting comprehensive benchmarking, the XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4-3600 2x8GB proves that it can stand up consistently against another DDR4-3600 2x8GB memory kit. However, what would a memory kit be if we did not overclock it? Jumping straight into it, I can say that its overclocking capabilities are pretty good, even if it is not groundbreaking. I was able to take it from DDR4-3600 to DDR4-4066, Prime95 Stable, with some relaxation of the timings. This gives us a respectable 13% increase in speed, a measure surpassing other DDR4-3600 memory modules reviewed by APH Networks in the past. This, of course, is not a guarantee for every other Spectrix D50 memory kit in the market, but the potential is definitely there and enough for me to say that the Spectrix D50 is worthy of being a component found in a superior gaming rig. The RAM modules have a very nice set of medium profile heatspreaders with Micron chips underneath. We also cannot forget about the addressable RGB lighting, which looks very nice and is compatible with all popular motherboard manufacturer lighting software to add some further style to the look of your build. For as low as $115 at the time of writing this review, the XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4-3600 2x8GB is still a bit expensive, especially when we consider there are other options with RGB lighting available for less. Even so, it is a solid choice for those looking for a pair of memory modules with good performance, respectable overclocking potential, and beautiful RGB lighting.
XPG provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
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The XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4-3600 2x8GB is solid performing DDR4 memory kit with RGB lighting and potential for overclocking.
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 R20
10. Overclocking and Conclusion