ADATA XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Kit Review

Test Rig

For our tests, we used our Test Rig which consists of an ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X motherboard, along with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and a Zotac GeForce GTX 2080 AMP Extreme Core (8GB GDDR6) graphics card. 

 

* ALL tests are conducted at specified default speeds and settings.

CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X @ 3.6GHz / Turbo boost 4.4GHz
Cooling Noctua U9S CPU cooler
Motherboard ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X
Ram Adata XPG Spectrix D60G RGB DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Kit
XMP 2.0 profiles Memory timings : 16-18-18-36 @1.35v (2x8GB)
SSD Adata SX 7000 –  240GB PCIE M.2 
PSU CoolerMaster 850W 
VGA card Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 AMP Extreme Core (8GB GDDR6)
OS
Windows 10

 

Installation

No issues with installation. Just make sure the notch on the memory modules are aligned to the DIMMs lots on the motherboard. The RGB lighting effects don’t kick-in immediately when you turn on the system … there’s a delay of around 5 seconds.

 

BIOS Setup

We used the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X motherboard for our tests. But unfortunately, we couldn’t fully run the memory modules at the full speed of DDR4-3600 in XMP mode. It’s not the fault of the ram, but more likely something to do with the motherboard. A lot of AMD motherboards are quite sensitive when it comes to memory timings. In the end, we managed to run the memory modules at DDR4-2667. All other settings were left untouched on AUTO.

 

 

CPU-Z and SPD Information

CPU-Z reports the DRAM frequency at 1333MHz which is fine for the default speed of DDR4-2667. But I couldn’t get to run at DDR4-3600. I guess it’s a compatibility issue between the motherboard and the memory modules. 

 

AIDA64 Memory Information

 

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