To be honest with you guys, I had never really seen ADATA as a strong competitor in the RAM segment, specially with Gskill and Corsair more or less tying up the high end. So, when I was asked to review a kit from them, I was a bit sceptical. As you guys know, we had recently reviewed a set of high end RAM from Gskill, which was their 2400 Mhz CL 10 8 GB kit. You can read it here.
And funilly enough, the kit I received from ADATA had the exact same specifications. Filing this coincidence away at the back of my mind, I made a mental note to try and see if I could compare them versus one another. Founded in May 2001, ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. is committed to providing top-notch memory solutions that enrich the customer’s digital life. The company’s dedication to integrity and professionalism has made ADATA the leading memory brand with the most award-winning product designs. Backed by technical expertise, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, and premium customer service, ADATA offers complete memory solutions including DRAM modules, USB flash drives, memory cards, solid state drives and portable hard drives. ADATA understands that professionalism and innovation, as well as the value of its products and services, drive a company’s competitiveness in the market. ADATA’s devotion to quality requires performing at the highest standards as they relate to ID design, purchasing and supply-chain management (raw materials), manufacturing processes, quality control and testing. Through constant innovation and development of products that exceed customer expectations, ADATA has won many of the most recognized international awards including the National Silver Award of Excellence in Taiwan, Japan’s G-MARK (Good Design Award), CES Innovations Award in the U.S., the iF Design award, and the red dot design award in Germany.
(From the company's website)
On with the specifications: DDR3 Dual Channel Series
Model name Speed Size Latency Voltage
DDR3-2400G PC3-19200 8GB x 2 CL11-13-13-35 1.65V
DDR3-2400G PC3-19200 4GB x 2 CL11-13-13-35 1.65V
DDR3-2400G PC3-19200 4GB x 2 CL10-12-12-31 1.65V
DDR3-1866G PC3-14900 2GB x 2 CL9-11-9-27 1.65V
DDR3-1866G PC3-14900 4GB x 2 CL9-11-9-27 1.65V
DDR3-1600G PC3-12800 2GB x 2 CL9-9-9-24 1.65V
DDR3-1600G PC3-12800 2GB x 2 CL9-9-9-24 1.5V
DDR3-1600G PC3-12800 4GB x 2 CL9-9-9-24 1.65V
DDR3-1600G PC3-12800 4GB x 2 CL9-9-9-24 1.5V
So luckily enough we got the DDR3 PC3-19200 CL10 version to review, which by the way is the best performing RAM on this list, even though it lists third. So, without wasting any more time I am going to jump right to it.