|Aeneon DDR3-1600 4GB XMP RAM AXH860UD20-16H|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 15 May 2008|
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XTune XMP Final Thoughts
Qimonda has a very strong consumer base in the European market, and Aeneon is positioned to do very well for performance system builders and enthusiasts. Since early adopters of DDR3 will most likely want larger memory capacity and higher speeds, Aeneon hits the target sweet-spot by offering excellent clock speed matched to a large 4 GB capacity and decent pricing.
Some of the faster kits we reviewed are not going to be something system builders and casual users should purchase for vanilla systems. But this Aeneon DDR3-1600 4GB XMP kit offers something for everyone, and delivers more than you bargain for. Make just one visit to either the Qimonda or Aeneon website and you discover that they have a system memory solution for every market segment imaginable. But let's not fool ourselves here, they are still after the cutting-edge group of hardcore gamers and serious hardware enthusiasts just as much now as they have been after system builders in the past.
The Aeneon XTune 1600 MHz XMP DDR3 kit may be multi-purpose, but with plenty of headroom for hardware enthusiasts and overclockers can take advantage of the improved bandwidth. In my testing, I found the XMP function to make it absolutely simple for the most novice overclocker to immediately benefit from the extra performance unlocked with the pre-configured profile. Some hard-line overclockers will refuse to have their systems set on 'auto-pilot' for fear that they'll lose control, but since this kit overclocks to 1780 MHz without any additional voltage applied it should please both crowds.