|Aeneon PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz AXH760UD00-13G|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 04 December 2007|
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Aeneon XTune 1333MHz 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.
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 Aeneon PC3-10666 CL8-8-8-15 AXH760UD00-13GA98X DDR3 1333MHz RAM kit is tested.
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 Aeneon PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz 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
Get ready for the future. Aeneon is proud to introduce new DDR3 DRAM modules for the new wave of DDR3 motherboards. As the next-generation memory technology, DDR3 offers higher performance with low power consumption over the current DDR2 memory standard. With the emergence of increasingly powerful multi-core processors and demanding graphics processors, highspeed memory technology is needed to meet the demands for a high-definition computing experience.
About the company: Aeneon
Aeneon memory products are offered by Qimonda (www.qimonda.com), one of the world's leading memory companies for the retail and channel markets. Renowned for excellence in product quality, high performance and early availability, Aeneon products are based on leading-edge German technology and reliability. The broad portfolio of Aeneon memory products includes DRAM modules for notebooks, PCs and servers, as well as Flash-based products such as USB sticks, SD cards and microSD cards.
Aeneon products are 100 % tested and certified to meet the latest industry standards. Working closely with top motherboard manufacturers, Aeneon offers high-quality DRAM modules that work excellently with major desktop PC and notebook systems, as well as servers.
Aeneon is Qimonda's channel and retail brand committed to maximizing customer satisfaction by working with an international network of distributors, resellers, e-retailers and system integrators to meet worldwide demand. Our goal is to build a world-class brand with a clear and focused quality product portfolio that adapts to your needs, served through our dedicated partners.
Aeneon DRAM memory modules are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities applying the latest DRAM technology and are the best choice for the price/performance-orientated buyers within the White Box segment. Aeneon provides a full range of memory module solutions for the mainstream industry-standard PCs and Notebooks. XTUNE DDR3 series is the Aeneon solution for the latest DDR3 platforms addressing the highest performance needs as well as fast, stable and reliable system operation.