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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 06 December 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Winchip PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz 64A0TRHN8G17E
Closer Look: Winchip PC3-10666
DDR3 Comparison Review Progress
DDR3 RAM Testing Methodology
Test Results: 64A0TRHN8G17E
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Winchip 64A0TRHN8G17E DDR3

System memory (RAM) manufacturers are in a tough position these days. Everybody wants the latest technology, which runs faster and operates more efficiently, but nobody wants the price tag that comes with it. Because DDR2 fabrication assembly plants are nearing obsolescence, the equipment depreciation has caused DDR2 prices to drop below the actual cost of production. This is bad news for the manufacturer, while conversely it means great savings to the consumer. So while manufacturers try to squeeze the last drops of revenue out of DDR2, along comes DDR3.

Many of the readers will probably not consider DDR3 an important part of the hardware market just yet, and in a very few ways I can agree with them. It's expensive, and it's not going to change their system from a 2 to a 10. Nevertheless, I think that this argument only exists if you have missed the point: DDR3 is a more efficient replacement over DDR2 in many different ways, and high-speed DDR3 (presently anything over 1333MHz) is intended for overclockers and enthusiasts almost exclusively. In a year from now, expect to have DDR3 pressed into your new motherboard. However for today, the demand behind DDR3 and its high-speed variants is best met by the growing number of hardware enthusiasts which push their equipment well past the stock settings.

Winchip Technologies isn't a household name with computer enthusiasts, but we hope to see that soon change. Benchmark Reviews continues our DDR3 Review Series, and today we focus on the system builder and enthusiast user. Many of the kits we have tested so far have helped achieve extremely uncommon overclock speeds right out of the box, and even though some of the kits aren't trying to set new speed records they still manage to impress us with their combination of performance and value. In this review we offer a product that is both affordable and performance orientated as the Winchip PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz 64A0TRHN8G17E RAM kit is tested.

Winchip PC3-10666 CL8-8-8-15 64A0TRHN8G17E DDR3 1333MHz 2x1GB 1.65V RAM Kit

All of this is great news for the overclocker, the hardcore gamer, and the hardware enthusiast; which has been the case every time high-end system memory parts arrive to the market. It wasn't all that long ago we all had SDRAM with 1 and 1.5CL timings, and then DDR arrived with CL3. Nobody complained then, so I'm not sure why they are starting now. It was the exact same story when DDR2 arrived to replace DDR; which nearly doubled the timings. So from a technical standpoint we should appreciate that the timings have only gradually increased with the clock speed, because history has proven this to be difficult.

The Patriot PC3-15000 kit we reviewed not long ago presently holds the record for fastest DDR3 module produced. But to no surprise the price for this product alone is nearly enough to build a nice computer system. It is for this very reason that system builders have been slow to build off of the DDR3 platform: everything looks expensive. Well, with the Winchip PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz 64A0TRHN8G17E RAM kit that doesn't have to be the case.

EDITORS NOTE: Benchmark Reviews has also published the article DDR3 RAM: System Memory Technology Explained

About the company: Winchip Technologies, Inc.

Winchip was founded in 1995 and worked for professional memory OEM. According to abundant OEM experience in motherboard, VGA card and laptop, we can satisfy with customer's need. Since FPM/EDD time, we started and established our company step by step and earned the public admiration.

Winchip Features

  • Non-ECC, Unbuffered
  • 2GB kit (2x 128Mx64)
  • SPD: DDR3-1333 8-8-8-15 latencies
  • Enhanced low power features and thermal design

64A0TRHN8G17E Specifications

  • 1333MHz DDR3
  • Chip Architecture: 64MBx8 IC chips, 128MBx64
  • 2x 240-pin DDR3 DIMMs
  • Part Number: 64A0TRHN8G17E
  • Performance PC3-10666
  • Low Latency CL8-8-8-15
  • 1.65V Voltage Setting



 

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