|VisionTek Ultimate Performance 1866Mhz DDR3|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Wednesday, 28 September 2011|
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VisionTek DDR3 Final Thoughts
RAM is a vital component in any system and although VisionTek has created a fine looking set of RAM with its Ultimate Performance line it is ultimately let down by its inability to keep up with our less expensive 1866MHz kits with tighter 9-10-9-28 timings. It is nice the VisionTek provides a lifetime warranty on this kit of memory sadly the final nail in the coffin is the 2" tall heat spreader which drastically limits what CPU heat sinks can be used the VisionTek Ultimate Performance kit of memory.
Ultimate Performance Conclusion
Performance in RAM is about being able to complete real world benchmarks faster the competition. Sadly although the VisionTek Ultimate Performance surpasses our stock 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 kit it is repeatedly passed up by its 1866MHz brethren with tighter timings.
Appearance is one area where the VisionTek Ultimate Performance kit excels with its beautiful black heat spreader that gives the Ultimate Performance kit a nice look without being overly flashy.
The VisionTek Ultimate Performance is well made with no flexing in the PCB or heat spreader. At the same time each stick also has a nice heft to it helping the Ultimate Performance feel like it is built to last.
Functionality in RAM is all about being able to perform at its specified speed and timings without any errors. To its credit the Visiontek Ultimate Performance kit is able to perform at 1866MHz 10-10-10-24 @1.65v without any error in Memtest86+. Even better VisionTek is standing behind the Ultimate Performance kit by providing a limited lifetime warranty to users who buy it.
Priced for $80.31 at Amazon, the VisionTek 1866MHz 10-10-10-24 is a bit more expensive than the other 1866MHz 9-10-9-28 kits that perform better in the real world benchmarks.
For their first outing into the memory market in many years VisionTeks Ultimate Performance 1866MHz kit is out for a strong start. If VisionTek where to give the next iteration of the Ultimate Performance some tighter timings and a shorter heatspreader then they could have a real winner on their hands. Even with these problems I have no problem recommending the VisionTek Ultimate Performance to any of our readers and therefore award it the Benchmark Reviews Recommended Product badge.
+ Great looking all black heatspreader
- More expensive than other 1866MHz kit
Final Score: 8.7 out of 10.
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