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Aeneon XTune DDR3 1333 2 x 1GB PC-10666 Review

ccokeman    -   January 4, 2008
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Conclusion:

The Aeneon XTune modules were a surprise. Even with the looser latencies the modules were competitive in many of the benchmarks, even taking the top score in PCMark Vantage. At the stock 1.5 volts required to run 8-8-8-15 latencies, the modules were capable of running tighter latencies. At 1333MHz I was able to reduce the timings to 8-7-6-15 and gain some memory performance in the benchmarks I ran. At the reduced latencies the memory performance was on par with the other modules tested. Once the memory speeds started to climb, the timings had to be loosened up. But voltage could be kept lower as well to prevent overheating the XTune modules. After not responding to increased voltage, the vdimm was kept to a respectable 1.7 volts. The final frontside bus speed achievable in this testing was 846 FSB. This represents a 180 FSB increase over the rated speeds. Pretty solid if you ask me! The only set of modules in this test that were able to best the headroom achieved by the Aeneon XTune were the ReaperX by OCZ.

For a company moving into the U.S. market making a splash that can be seen is a way to get the attention of the enthusiast. This Aeneon has done with the XTune DDR3 2 x 1GB PC-10666 memory modules. Offering competitive performance at lower volts, albeit looser timings, I think the splash has been seen. If you need a set of DDR3 modules for a motherboard or system upgrade, you should keep Aeneon's DDR3 XTune modules on your short list when it comes time to spend your hard earned dollars. You won't be disappointed.

 

Pros:

  • Overclocking Headroom (180 FSB)
  • Good Performance Even With Looser Timings
  • Low Profile Heatspreaders
  • Good Looks 
  • Reduced Timings at 1333MHz
  • 1T Operation

 

Cons:

  • Loose Timings
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