It has been quite some time since memory took a step forward or changed in any significant way. This year I have been seeing a trend of DDR3 RAM moving up in clock speed at an astonishing rate. Speeds we thought a few years ago would not be reached until DDR4 became a retail reality. ADATA's new XPG V2 DRAM continues to prove DDR3 still has a lot of life left in it.
The new ADATA XPG V2 RAM is an update to the popular original XPG series. XPG V2 are 8 layer black PCBs with 2 oz. of copper and aluminum heat spreaders that employ Thermal Conductive Technology. The heat spreaders themselves will feature an eye-catching new design. They will be available in 2 modules kits of 8 GB and 16 GB with speeds of 1600 MHz, 2400 MHz, 2600 MHz, and 2800 MHz with the options of either Gold or a Tungsten grey color for the heat spreaders.
The ADATA RAM should match perfectly with motherboards that feature gold as a color (such as this one). I also expect the XPG V2 to be extremely competitive in pricing once available as is the case with most ADATA products. This might make them an attractive option even if your motherboard wasn't touched my Midas.
We also have a video featuring some more memory module concepts from COMPUTEX 2013...
More details in the press release below.
ADATA DRAM Takes a Leap Forward
Company’s New XPG V2 DRAM Impresses on Many Levels
May 28th, 2013 - ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launched a successor to the company's popular XPG DRAM lineup. The new XPG V2 series are designed for 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors and the Z87 platform, and feature colorful and visually striking heat spreaders.
The XPG V2 modules all feature 2 oz copper, 8 layer PCB (Printed Circuit Board) aluminum heat spreaders employing Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT). Additionally, the heat spreaders have been re-designed with a futuristic form that will appeal to those who take pride in both the performance and the visual outlook of their high-end system. The 2800 MHz memory runs at timings of CL 12-14-14-36 at 1.65 volts, delivering the performance demanded by gamers and power users.