Aeneon XTune DDR3 1333 2 x 1GB PC-10666 Reviewccokeman - January 4, 2008
Price: $400.00 +
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As processor bus speeds increase, the need for performance memory to take advantage of this leap in processor speed becomes a necessity. For an enthusiast, just any memory will not do. We expect better than average performance from the products we purchase. Qimonda is the parent company of Aeneon. The brand is well known overseas but is making an entry into the U.S. market. The Aeneon XTune DDR3 1333MHz 2 x 1GB set of modules are directly marketed to the enthusiast community and feature latencies of 8-8-8-15 with a rated speed of 1333MHz. Will the XTune modules be able to keep up the speed and performance as I push to see just how well it performs, or will it fail to exceed the expectations of this enthusiast? Let's find out!
The Aeneon XTune modules are inside a standard sealed retail plastic enclosure but not the usual clamshell style assembly that memory modules normally come in. The XTune modules are displayed front and center. The rear view of the package gives a small amount of information about the modules, and discusses the lifetime warranty as well as the company information. Once the modules are out of the packaging, the ad card happens to be an installation and product information guide in several languages.
The Aeneon XTune branded modules are designed to perform at DDR3 1333 speeds with latencies of 8-8-8-15 using 1.5 volts. The modules use a low profile non-vented type of heatspreader that features the Flashy XTune logo, as well as the Aeneon brand name. The XTune logo identifies these modules as the high performance parts in Aeneon's memory lineup.