High-Density DDR3: Five Dual-Module 8GB Kits Compared

Super Talent Chrome DDR3-1600 CAS 9

The only product in today’s comparison to use extruded (rather than pressed) aluminum heat spreaders, Super Talent is also the only company to add the minor expense of chrome plating its parts to add visual appeal in windowed cases. The 4GB modules that make up its DDR-1600 Chrome series WP160UX8G9 8GB dual-channel kit are also available in triple-channel packaging.

Defaulting to the same DDR3-1333 speed and timings of most other comparison products, Super Talent adds XMP-1600 profiles at both 1.65V and 1.50V to make manual configuration easier. The only reason we can think of for providing similar profiles at different voltage levels is to allow added stability in systems that might not otherwise properly support this speed.

Users whose motherboards don’t support XMP can manually configure these as required, while systems that support neither XMP nor manual configuration will be limited to default settings.

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  • psiboy
    Lets not forget 64 bit too eh Rab1d-BDGR ?
  • staalkoppie
    what are the timings they refer to... Can someone please explain what the are and how to interpret them?
  • waxdart
    I've got 2gb 4-4-4-12 DDR2 800 (PC2 6400).
    Say I've got a mother board that holds ddr2/3 - Would I see much of a change in frame rate if all the other parts stayed the same?
  • Anonymous
    There is no real difference in speed with memory. This just increases performance for larger applications. You will see maybe a change of 1 or 2 fps in games. Is it really worth it? You must remember that the speed of the memory means that it accesses faster. But if the memory isn't always accessed, then it will make little real difference.
  • staalkoppie

    Thank you so much....really appreciated
  • gemmakaru
    Rab1d-BDGRA little footnote to anyone with triple-channel DDR mobos - if you are thinking of putting three of these kits into your machine for a whopping 24GB of RAM then make sure you are using Windows 7 pro/ent/ult - "Home premium" is limited to 16GB of RAM....If you're rich and/or crazy enough to spend that much on RAM then I'm sure the more expensive OS is small change. :-/

    Or Linux.
  • trooth
    Look at this loser company Patriot trying to attain credibility and status by charging more for their crappy produce.
  • mi1ez
    reported. for all the good it seems to be doing!