So the XPG d60g ram kit was sent recently to me for reviewing purposes and as I already owned a pair of xpg spectrix d40 rams, I was curious to see how they performed in comparison.
But the USP of this ram was its RGB bling rather than anything else. So let’s see how this bling bling spec’d ram here performs and mostly looks like.
XPG is the gaming brand of adata and they have a vast portfolio of many computer components and peripherals under them and they have been there for a long time. The ram kit I received can run at 3200 MHz clocks easily with a timing set of 16-20-20 at 1.35 volts.
But there are a ton of other variants available for the ram too. As I opened and had the first look and feel impressions of the ram were that, it sure shot had a very unique look to it.
I mean if you dig aesthetical builds and have a white case this white look will go just right with it when the system is in the state of shut down. There is this sun kind of symbol right in the center showing the ram belongs to the warrior clan of far east Persia. Or somewhere.
The edges on the top are pretty sharp. Sharp as in truly sharp. So keep these ram away from your kids. Also, I have no idea why would you let kids play with a ram module in the first place.
As you might have seen in the other reviews the aluminum plate doesn’t cover the memory modules. So it is kinda just there mostly for aesthetics. Also, there are no thermal pads on the modules. So heat dissipation in extreme overclocking on this ram should cause issues.
The only serious overclocking I do on rams mostly is to go in bios and change the DOCP profile to whatever is shown to me with maximum frequency. And that is enough for me to feel like a pro ram overclocker.
The ram also supports your intel XMP 2.0 profiles so you are good with an intel setup too and these easy profile selection in the bios.
If you have looked for video reviews of this ram already on youtube, you’d find a lot of them say they have a Hynix c-die or m-die module on their ram. But mine was clearly Samsung’s b-die modules. But this one isn’t a high-end b-die from Samsung. Even if you try to overclock it, make sure you know it prefers loose timings. Who knew that the preferred Samsung b-dies can also have substandard b-die which doesn’t like being overclocked. Well, now you know.
And it’s not easy to overclock rams too. You need to set different latencies, frequencies, voltages and if the ram module isn’t a high grade one and if it has poor heat dissipation like in this case then chances of destroying a ram are quite high. I mean the general performance of the ram is listed right next to its name and that is the most optimal way to run it if you plan to use it for a few years.
And if you want a ram which can perform higher, just go with something which has more frequency listed on it with as low latency as possible. But I anyway tried just playing with the frequency of the RAMs to 3333 Mhz and 1.38 volts and as you can see the charts there was a minor jump in Aida 64 extreme’s
As I put the rams in, in the correct orientation and placed according to my motherboard dual memory specification, and as I turned on the system, the too much RGB was extremely apparent. It just blings right on your face. Which is excellent if you dig the RGB shiz.
I ran some aida64 extreme tests on my ryzen 3900x setup and here are some of the benchmarks.
If you are planning to get a ryzen system, make sure your best bet is to go with either this or a 3600 MHz ram. If you keep the ratio of FCLK clock, similar to the ram frequency, you are ought to get the best performance out of a ryzen system. And right now the 3200 MHz and the 3600 MHz rams with tighter timings are yielding the best result.
I tried overclocking the RAM to 3333 Mhz with the same timings, which is about 4% higher than 3200 Mhz stock clocks and was able to yield about the same performance boost in Aida 64 extreme’s read benchmarks. The write test yielded similar results to stock but there was a boost of 3% in copy and a drop of 2.5% in latency.
So the low-end Samsung B-die was able to yield decent results here. I’d advise to not push the clocks on this RAM further as they will definitely loosen up the timings more and might just cause the RAM’s temperature without even notifying as these RAMs do not have a thermal sensor on them too.
Finally coming onto the RGB aspects of this ram, it supports a good list of motherboard vendors like Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASrock. And because I don’t rock an ASrock motherboard but an Asus motherboard tweaking the rams light with Asus’s aura lighting application was easy peasy.
I tried playing with XPG’s application too for the same but due to some reason or bug or conflict, the software only showed the DRAM module on it and that also cause my case’s front light to turn off. So install XPG’s application only when you don’t have a compatible motherboard which comes with its lighting software. The Asus software in my case was heavily customizable. You could also change the individual DRAM’s slot lighting under the same effect panel.
As already stated earlier, the ram fills a good chunk of airspace by its lighting. Which looks good in my opinion. Or just that seeing lights can be somehow pleasing to the eyes IF you are looking at it and not working on the system mostly like how I spend my days. As compared to my XPG D40 RAM’s lighting, this is clearly a huge frigging light source inside the case.
So overall I didn’t have any major qualms with the RAM. It’s a true feast for RGB component lovers out there. Just that this might not be the best choice if you want to go over and beyond with overclocking. The RAM currently comes at a price of around Rs. 8500 to 10000 on Amazon India and other sites like mdcomputers or 90 USD on amazon US. I will post the links too.
Thanks for reading. Stay safe humans. MuBot out.