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Review: ADATA XPG Spectrix D80 RGB DDR4 3600MHz CL17 16GB Memory Modules

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Introduction

Most memory overclocking enthusiasts coming from the year of 2009 should remember the ADATA XPG Plus Series version 2 being one of the most favourite memory modules during the DDR3 era. Now after a decade ADATA brings us a brand new DDR4 series that comes in the form of XPG Spectrix D80 RGB memory modules. Designed for overclockers to experience the most advanced system performance, the Spectrix D80 is the world’s first RGB DDR4 memory with a hybrid liquid-air cooling system. It is also one of the first DDR4 kits to break the 5500 MHz memory frequency record with a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor.

The Spectrix D80 provides a wide frequency range from 2666 MHz to 4133 MHz with support for latest Intel Coffee Lake and AMD Ryzen platforms. The memory ICs used are Samsung’s B-die, combined with a 10-layer printed circuit board (PCB) to deliver highest overclocking potential possible. The heat-spreaders are available in red and black colour options for ease of colour matching.

For some weird reason, you cannot find any Dual-Channel kit in Malaysian market but only Single-Channel kits. Hence, our memory modules came in the form of two 8GB sticks in two separate boxes. Nevertheless, these memory sticks can still be configured to run in Dual-Channel mode at the specified memory frequency of 3600 MHz, timing of 17-18-18-38-2T, and operating voltage of 1.35v. Also, there’s no word on the availability of Quad-Channel kit despite ADATA’s claim that this memory series offers support for Intel X299 platform.

Product Link: https://www.adata.com/rs/feature/553

Suggested Retail Price: RM 475 per 8GB stick

Specifications:

Product Name ADATA XPG Spectrix D80
Model Part Number AX4U360038G17-SR80
XMP #1 DDR4 3600 MHz CL 17-18-18-38-2T @ 1.35V
XMP #2 DDR4 2666 MHz CL 16-16-16-39-2T @ 1.20V
Capacity 2 x 8GB
Operating Temperature -5°C to 70°C
Storage Temperature -55°C to 100°C
Dimension 138 (L) x 46.65 (W) x 8.8 (H) mm
Warranty Lifetime

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Firing up the Thaiphoon Burner software allowed us to access to more details about the memory modules. These include the manufacturer, country of origin, part number, die density, JEDEC SPD, XMP specifications and so on. From here, we also know that the memory ICs being used came from Samsung’s B-die, which is the top performing memory ICs that you can find in the market currently.

Product Features:

Meet the world’s first RGB DDR4 memory with a hybrid liquid-air cooling system, the SPECTRIX D80. It utilizes a combination of a liquid heatsink that’s hermetically sealed with non-conductive fluid and an aluminum heatsink to deliver effective thermal cooling. What’s more, the liquid heatsink is illuminated with RGB lighting to give your rig a distinctive flair.

Liquid cool

The SPECTRIX D80 features a liquid heatsink on its top side that benefits from a non-conductive fluid with a low boiling point to dissipate heat effectively. And thanks to its RGB lighting, the liquid heatsink isn’t just functional; it’ll visually captivate and be the centerpiece of your rig.
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Hermetically sealed

The SPECTRIX D80’s liquid heatsink has a hermetically sealed design that ensures it’s completely airtight. You can rest assure that no gas or liquid will leak or evaporate away. Meanwhile, the non-conductive fluid inside has the thermal stability and conductivity needed for efficient cooling.
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Hybrid cooling

● Hybrid cooling: Aluminum heatsink, thermally conductive materials on the PCB, and fluid with low boiling point work together to deliver excellent heat dissipation
● High-quality chips: Chosen through a strict selection process to ensure durability and reliability
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Programmable RGB lighting

Customize your gaming experience with programmable lighting effects! Set up patterns, pulse speed, lighting intensity, and more. Control is a snap with the XPG RGB Sync app. Or if you already have an existing RGB light control software from a major motherboard maker, you can use that too. What’s more, the Music Mode allows you to match the lighting effects with different music types to put you in the right mood.

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Overclocking unleashed

The SPECTRIX D80 isn’t just for the avid gamer and DIY enthusiast, but also the overclocker! The SPECTRIX D80 provides a wide frequency range from 2666MHz to 5000MHz with support for Intel® X299 2666 MHz and AMD AM4/Ryzen platforms. Also, preconfigured Intel® XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) 2.0 profiles allow for quick, reliable overclocking.
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Two Colors to Choose from

Available in black or red, the SPECTRIX D80 will look great inside any system. Plus, it’ll show off your flair with its mesmerizing heatsink with RGB lighting effects!
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Unboxing

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Let’s start with the packaging. You get a black and red coloured cardboard box that immediately tells us the product inside features RGB illumination. On the top left we have the XPG branding, followed by the new red XPG logo on the top right. On the middle we have a huge picture of the memory module that illuminates in RGB spectrum on top of it. Below the image is a few logos that indicates its compatibility with the RGB sync technologies from various motherboard vendors, which include GIGABYTE’s RGB Fusion, ASUS’s Aura Sync, MSI’s Mystic Light Sync, and ASRock’s Polychrome Sync. Next is the product name as well as the capacity and clock frequency of the memory module.

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The back side of the packaging contains a simple description of the memory module in various languages. On the bottom left is ADATA’s official website and mailing addresses as well as contact info. ADATA also mentions that the product was made in Taiwan. You can also find a QR code that leads you to the product page. Scrolling down you will notice a white barcode sticker that indicates the product’s part number, serial number, and specifications of the memory module. To the right are more than a half dozen of logos indicating various health and safety standards that the product is compliant to. Last but not the least, you will find a while sticker that indicates the official distributor of ADATA products in Malaysia.

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There’s a flap on the front that can be opened to access to a cut-out window so that you can have a glimpse on the actual memory module even before purchasing the product. Here, ADATA also describes the four key features of the Spectrix D80 which include Oceanic RGB lighting effects, customizable RGB lighting via XPG Sync software, hybrid liquid-air cooling system, and lastly the non-conductive liquid being used in the liquid chamber.

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Inside the cardboard box, you will find each memory module is being held in place in a transparent thermoform plastic clamshell packaging to provide protection against vibration during transportation.

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Each memory module is equipped with a pair of red heat-spreaders made by a thin aluminum layer that not only serve as a medium for heat dissipation, they also provide protection to the PCB. Same thing for the other side of the memory stick, except that it now contains a white label sticker that indicates technical specifications of the product including the part number, capacity, operating frequency, memory timings, operating voltage, serial number, barcode, and a warning message reminding us that warranty will void if the sticker is being removed. Like any other DDR4 memory module in the market, the Spectrix D80 memory also features golden fingers in a slightly convex shape with a little cut-out on the middle that separate the fingers into two sides.

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Standing at just 46.65 mm tall overall including the liquid chamber light bar, the Spectrix D80 memory will sit well even under most large CPU coolers in the market including the legendary Noctua NH-D15 cooler that offers up to 64mm clearance in a single fan mode.

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Conforms to the latest DDR4 standard, each memory stick is made by 288 pins of gold contact fingers.

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The number “10” represents the 10-layer PCB design for superior signaling stability, which results in higher overclocking potential.

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Spanning across the top of the memory module is the hermetically sealed chamber that contains the 3M Novec cooling fluid. This immersion cooling liquid offers excellent thermal conductivity but will not conduct electricity so that any chance of electrical shorts in case of leakage can be avoided. The bubble inside the liquid chamber is clearly visible which is a nice thing to see. The liquid chamber is sealed on both sides each by a silver coloured screw and enhanced by an O-ring. Also spotted on the middle of the liquid chamber is an “XPG” lettering that can be read from the side of the 24-pin ATX power connector on a regular motherboard.

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Dismantling of the heat-spreaders allows us to see what’s going on under the hood. The heat-spreaders are held in place by a piece of adhesive pad on each side. You can see a single-sided PCB (Single Rank) which means only one side of the PCB comes with memory chips. Eight memory chips can be found on the PCB, each carries a capacity of 1,024MB, totaling to an 8,192MB or 8GB of capacity. Speaking of the hybrid liquid-air cooling system, you can see a black coloured metal plate that serves as a medium for heat transfer between the memory chips and the liquid chamber. The problem here is that the liquid chamber is made of plastic material which is known to be a weak heat conductor. Nevertheless, the transparent liquid chamber will still work as a perfect light diffuser to distribute the RGB illumination.

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XPG RGB Sync Software & Lighting Demonstration

The RGB control software for the XPG Spectrix D80 is free for download from XPG’s support website. The software is easy to use and you may notice that its user interface is very identical to ASUS’s Aura Sync software.

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Each memory module features 10 addressable LEDs and divided into 5 RGB zones. You get a total of 12 lighting effects, which include Static, Breathing, Color cycle, Rainbow, Comet, Flash and dash, Wave, Glowing yoyo, Starry-night, Strobing, Smart (temperature), and lastly Music.

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Besides ADATA’s own software, the Spectrix D80 is also compatible with the motherboard RGB technologies from various vendors, which include GIGABYTE’s RGB Fusion, ASUS’s Aura Sync, MSI’s Mystic Light Sync, and ASRock’s Polychrome Sync. With that being said, users will be able to perform RGB sync between the memory and other RGB-compatible components such as the motherboard, graphics card and so on. We tested using the ASUS ROG Maximus XI Gene motherboard and found that the backlight can perfectly be controlled by the ASUS Aura Sync software, except that in Static mode you cannot configure the LED individually like the XPG RGB Sync software does.

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Check out the Oceanic RGB demonstration video below:



Test Setup & Testing Methodology

Test Setup:

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CPU Intel Core i7-8700K "Coffee Lake" OC @ 5.0 GHz
Motherboard ASUS ROG Maximus XI Gene (Intel Z390)
Memory ADATA XPG Spectrix D80 RGB DDR4 3600MHz CL17 2 X 8GB; Patriot Viper LED DDR4 3600MHz CL16 2 X 8GB; G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 2 X 8 GB
Graphics Card ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1070 Ti OC Edition @ Stock
Driver NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 425.31 WHQL
Storage Patriot Scorch 256GB NVMe SSD, Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3
Power Supply Unit Corsair AX1200i
Cooling Custom watercooling - EK Supremacy EVO RGB CPU waterblock, 2x XSPC RX360 radiator, Swiftech MCP655 pump, EK Multioption X2 Advanced reservoir, XSPC 1/2" ID 3/4" OD white tubing, 12x Scythe GT AP-15 1850rpm 120mm fan, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
Casing DimasTech Easy Dual V2.5 Bench Table
Monitor Dell UltraSharp U2312HM
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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ADATA XPG Spectrix D80 DDR4-3600 MHz CL17 2x8GB

Synthetic Benchmark Settings:

3DMark Fire Strike Resolution: 1920x1080, 1xMSAA, Texture Filtering Mode: Trilinear, Max Anisotropy: 2, Tessellation Detail: 5, Max Tessellation Factor: 16, Shadow Map Size: 1024, Surface Shadow Sample Count: 8, Volumetric Illumination Quality: 5, Particle Illumination Quality: 1, Ambient Occlusion Quality: 5, Dept of Field Quality: 5, DirectX 11
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Resolution: 2560x1440, 1xMSAA, Texture Filtering Mode: Anisotropic, Max Anisotropy: 16, Tessellation Detail: 10, Max Tessellation Factor: 24, Shadow Map Size: 2048, Surface Shadow Sample Count: 16, Volumetric Illumination Quality: 10, Particle Illumination Quality: 10, Ambient Occlusion Quality: 10, Dept of Field Quality: 10, DirectX 11
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra Resolution: 3840x2160, 1xMSAA, Texture Filtering Mode: Anisotropic, Max Anisotropy: 16, Tessellation Detail: 10, Max Tessellation Factor: 24, Shadow Map Size: 2048, Surface Shadow Sample Count: 16, Volumetric Illumination Quality: 10, Particle Illumination Quality: 10, Ambient Occlusion Quality: 10, Dept of Field Quality: 10, DirectX 11
3DMark Time Spy Resolution: 2560x1440, Disable Async Compute: No, Texture Filtering Mode: Trilinear, Max AF Anisotropy: 4, Max Tessellation Factor: 32, Tessellation Factor Scale: 1, Vsync Enabled: No, Triple Buffering: No, Enable Fixed FPS: No, DirectX 12
3DMark Time Spy Extreme Resolution: 3840x2160, Disable Async Compute: No, Texture Filtering Mode: Trilinear, Max AF Anisotropy: 4, Max Tessellation Factor: 32, Tessellation Factor Scale: 1, Vsync Enabled: No, Triple Buffering: No, Enable Fixed FPS: No, DirectX 12
Unigine Heaven 4.0 Resolution: 1920x1080, 8xAA, Preset: Custom, API: DirectX 11, Quality: Ultra, Tessellation: Extreme
Unigine Valley 1.0 Resolution: 1920x1080, 8xAA, Preset: Custom, API: DirectX 11, Quality: Ultra, Tessellation: Extreme
Unigine Superposition 1.0 Resolution: 1920x1080, Extreme Shaders, API: DirectX 12, High Textures, DOF Enabled, Motion Blur Enabled

Game Benchmark Settings:

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation 1920x1080, 2xMSAA, Quality Profile: Crazy, Point Light Quality: High, Glare Quality: High, Terrain Object Quality: Ultra, Shading Samples: Ultra, Terrain Shading Samples: Ultra, Shadow Quality: Ultra, Texture Quality: High, DirectX 12
Battlefield 1 1920x1080, TAA, Graphics Quality: Ultra, Texture Quality: Ultra, Texture Filtering: Ultra, Lightning Quality: Ultra, Effects Quality: Ultra, Post Process Quality: Ultra, Mesh Quality: Ultra, Terrain Quality: Ultra, Terrain Decoration: Ultra, Antialiasing Post: High, Ambient Occlusion: HBAO, DirectX 12
Far Cry 5 1920x1080, TAA, Graphics Quality: Ultra, Texture Filtering: Ultra, Shadow: Ultra, Geometry & Vegetation: Ultra, Environment: Ultra, Water: High, Terrain: High, Volumetric Fog: High, Motion Blur: ON, DirectX 11
Grand Theft Auto V 1920x1080, 8xMSAAl, FXAA: ON, Texture Quality: Very High, Shader Quality: Very High, Shadow Quality: Very High, Reflection Quality: Very High, Reflection MSAA: Very High, Water Quality: Very High, Particles Quality: Very High, Grass Quality: Very High, Soft Shadows: Softest, Post FX: Very High, In-Game Depth of Field Effects: ON, Anisotropic Filtering X16, Ambient Occlusion: High, Tessellation: Very High, Long Shadows: OFF, High Resolution Shadows: OFF, High Detail Streaming While Flying: OFF, DirectX 11
Rise of the Tomb Raider 1920x1080, 4xSSAA, Preset: Very High, Texture Quality: Very High, Anisotropic Filter: 16X, Shadow Quality: High, Sun Soft Shadows: High, Depth of Field: Very High, Level of Detail: Very High, Dynamic Foliage: High, Ambient Occlusion: HBAO+, PureHair: ON, Specular Reflection Quality: Normal, DirectX 12
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands 1920x1080, TAAA, Preset: Ultra, Ambient Occlusion: HBAO+, Draw Distance: Very High, Level of Detail: Ultra, Texture Quality: Ultra, Anisotropic Filtering: 16, Shadow Quality: Ultra, Terrain Quality: Ultra, Vegetation Quality: Ultra, Turf Effects: ON, Motion Blur: ON, Iron Sights DOF: ON, High Quality DOF: ON, Bloom: ON, God Rays: Enhanced, Subsurface Scattering: ON, Lens Flare: ON, Long Range Shadows: Ultra, DirectX 11

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OverClocking

a) Overclocking with Intel Z390

ADATA’s XPG Spectrix D80 memory modules use Samsung B-die ICs, which are known for delivering excellent overclocking potential and scaling well with the voltage. At first, we tested the XMP profile 1 and found it to be working flawlessly at the rated speed of 3600 MHz CL17-18-18-38-2T @ 1.35V.

We then gradually pushed the clock frequency; the aim is to get at least HCI 100% stable. The end result is 4600 MHz, which is definitely a great achievement for memory modules that are rated at 3600 MHz. In addition, the Spectrix D80 can also be raised up to 4700 MHz maximum, enough for it to complete the AIDA64 benchmark without crashing.

4000 MHz CL17-18-18-38-2T @ 1.35V HCl stable 100%:
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4133 MHz CL17-18-18-38-2T @ 1.40V HCl stable 100%:
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4266 MHz CL18-19-19-39-2T @ 1.40V HCl stable 100%:
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4400 MHz CL19-19-19-39-2T @ 1.45V HCl stable 100%:
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4500 MHz CL19-19-19-39-2T @ 1.475V HCl stable 100%:
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4600 MHz CL19-24-24-42-2T @ 1.5V HCI stable 400%:
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4700 MHz CL19-26-26-46-2T @ 1.55V AIDA64:

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OverClocking - Continued

b) Overclocking with AMD Ryzen

How about the memory’s performance on the AMD Ryzen platform? As we all know the Ryzen is very picky on the memory IC and doesn’t like odd memory timing for CAS such as CL17, CL19 etc. Applying the XMP profile 2 will only bring us CL18 instead of the rated CL17. Likewise, for CL19 will be converted to CL20 after applying the settings. The only workaround to successfully run at odd timing is to disable the GearDownMode setting and set 2T or 1T command rate manually. We also need to raise the voltage slightly to 1.39V from the rated 1.35V to achieve 100% stability. 3666 MHz is the maximum stable overclock at a tighten memory timing of CL16, which is quite impressive on this platform. Meanwhile, 3733 MHz is only able to complete AIDA64’s memory benchmark.

3600 MHz CL17-18-18-38-2T @ 1.39V TM5 stable:
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3600 MHz CL16-17-17-28-1T @ 1.425V TM5 stable:
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3666 MHz CL16-17-17-28-1T @ 1.48v TM5 stable:
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3733 MHz 16-17-17-28-1T @ 1.49V AIDA64:

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Synthetic Benchmarks

Synthetic benchmarks are artificial programs that are constructed to try to match the characteristics of a large set of programs. The goal is to create a single benchmark program where the execution frequency of statements in the benchmark matches the statement frequency in a large set of benchmarks. When it comes to memory benchmark, generally higher memory frequency and tighter timing will deliver better synthetic performance.

Higher memory frequency does not necessarily mean that the memory kit will perform faster than lower-speed RAM. I came across a formula that lets us calculate the true latency, which translates to the real performance of a memory kit:

True Latency: 2000 / DDR4 frequency (in MHz) x CAS latency

G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4-3200 CL16: 2000 / 3200 x 16 = 10.00 ns
Patriot Viper LED DDR4-3600 CL16: 2000 / 3600 x 16 = 8.89 ns
ADATA XPG Spectrix D80 DDR4-3600 CL17: 2000 / 3600 x 17 = 9.44 ns
ADATA XPG Spectrix D80 OC @ DDR4-4600 CL19: 2000 / 4600 x 19 = 8.26 ns

Based on these calculations, theoretically the Spectrix D80 is faster than the Trident Z RGB DDR4-3200 CL16 but lacking behind the Patriot Viper LED DDR4-3600 CL16 kit. However, when overclocked to DDR4-4600 CL19, the ADATA XPG has emerged as the best memory modules in terms of true latency.

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Synthetic Benchmarks - Continued

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Game Benchmarks

Difference in gaming performance is negligible as usual. The Spectrix D80 does not disappoint us, at stock clock frequency it performs on par as compared to other DDR4 memory kits in the comparison. Games like Far Cry 5 benefited from higher memory frequency, which can be observed when the ADATA XPG is being overclocked to DDR4-4600 CL19.

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Temperature & Power Consumption

This section is purely just for fun as thermal performance and power consumption are not important factors that buyers should take into considerations when buying a memory kit. Basically, our test was carried out by firing up HCl Design’s MemTest Pro v6.1 with RunMemTest Pro v4.0 launcher for 10 minutes with all the memory modules all operating at their respective XMP profiles.

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As the XPG Spectrix D80 doesn’t come with onboard temperature sensor, we measured the temperature on the heat-spreader of the memory stick by using a thermal sensor cable connected to the T_sensor header of our ROG Maximus XI Gene motherboard. The temperature was then monitored through the HWiNFO64 software via the ASUS EC sensor. At 30°C ambient, the Spectrix D80 idles at just 34°C and climbs up to 46°C under full load, which is slightly cooler than the similarly clocked Patriot Viper LED that registered at 48°C. So, does the hybrid liquid cooling play its role in the heat dissipation? Nobody can actually give a proper answer until you completely dismantle the liquid chamber and carry out thermal comparison.

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Power draw was monitored using the HWMonitor software. The Spectrix D80 draws 0.76 and 5.39 watts of power at idle and load states respectively, which are about 6% lower than the similarly clocked Viper LED. This could be the main factor that the latter has a slightly higher operating temperature as mentioned earlier.


Thoughts & Verdicts

With the XPG Spectrix D80 memory modules, ADATA has once again delivered a great product for PC system builders. The Spectrix D80 is designed for enthusiasts who want unique appearance along with great performance. The RGB illumination shines very well in our system, making it one of the best looking RGB memory that we’ve come across so far.

Overall, the Spectrix D80 performed well in the entire benchmark suite that we tested. Rated at 3600 MHz with the XMP profile, it is nice to see that ADATA still offers some headroom for further overclocking thanks to the carefully selected Samsung B-die chips and 10-layer PCB. This allowed us to easily push the memory up to 4600 MHz which is HCI stable on air.

If you are looking for RGB memory modules with good aesthetic and excellent performance then you should take a closer look at the XPG Spectrix D80. Impressed with outstanding performance that it can deliver, we award this with our Recommended Award.

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Pros:

+ Fast at stock clock frequency
+ Highly overclockable
+ Samsung B-die memory ICs
+ 10-layer PCB
+ Compatible with Intel Coffee Lake and AMD Ryzen (with some workaround)
+ Unique hybrid liquid cooling design
+ Customizable addressable LEDs with 12 RGB lighting effects
+ RGB sync compatible with major motherboard vendors
+ Lifetime warranty

Cons:

- Liquid chamber is made of poor heat conductive plastic
- XMP doesn’t work on AMD Ryzen, requires manual tweaking
- Price can be lower

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Wow very detailed and put up review. Thumbs up!
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Nice review biggrin.gif

About the product itself, it's as good as Galaxy Fold. Unique, yes. Practical and valuable, hardly.
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it oc's well..unfortunately it seems the end performance is more or less the same with xmp setting confused.gif

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Superb review but i thought the water cooling need go through tube, just a gimmick
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I believe higher memory frequency gives you higher minimum FPS is some games.
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Bro nice work with the review! High quality stuff.
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Were you able to test them with something like Ryzen 2200G or 2400G for a long time really ? I do not understand anything at all here. Your FPS should be more than skyrocket on that 4600 OC, but I highly doubt somebody will use it with that middle level CPU's
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QUOTE(Buge @ May 20 2019, 07:09 PM)
Were you able to test them with something like Ryzen 2200G or 2400G for a long time really ? I do not understand anything at all here. Your FPS should be more than skyrocket on that 4600 OC, but I highly doubt somebody will use it with that middle level CPU's
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Sorry no Raven Ridge APU with me here.
But from the mobo specs, these APUs will support up to DDR4-3400, probably 3466 max with extensive tweaking.

At this moment, DDR4-4133+ OC including 4600 can only be achieved on Intel platform. Highest stable RAM OC I've seen on a Ryzen CPU should be 3800. But who knows later the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series will be able to clock that high. Just wait and see... hmm.gif

In case you missed it, for any Ryzen CPU/APU, Infinity Fabric performance is directly proportional to RAM speed equating to increase in FPS. Means faster RAM will give higher CPU performance. This is proven by my gaming benchmark below:

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