Aeneon Xtune PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333) 2GB Kit
Test Setup, Settings & Overclocking
AenEon Xtune PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333) 2GB Kit
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 "G0" 2.4GHz 2x4MB|
|Motherboard||Asus P5K3 Deluxe|
|Graphics Card || Sapphire Ultimate X1950 Pro 256mb PCI-E|
|Hard Disk ||Hitachi Deskstar 80GB 7K80 SATA2 7200RPM 8mb|
|CPU Cooling ||Stock Intel Aluminium Cooler|
|Operating System ||Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (Latest Updates)|
|Graphics Drivers ||ATI Catalyst 7.4.44981|
|Motherboard Drivers ||Intel INF 8.300.1013|
To guarantee a broad range of results, the following benchmark utilities will be used:
Synthetic Memory Subsystem
• Sisoft Sandra XII 2008c
• Lavalys Everest 4.0
File Compression & Encoding
• 7-Zip File Compression
• River Past ViMark
3D / Rendering Benchmarks
• Cinebench 10
• Quake 4
Settings & Overclocking
As with all memory reviews on Overclock3D the Aeneon Xtune modules were subjected to a series of benchmark tests under several different configurations. The configurations used tested the memory's ability to run at high frequencies with stock timings, high frequencies with loosened timings and also ensured that that the modules could run with 100% stability at their advertised speed, latency and voltage settings.
Stock Frequency & Timings
DDR3-1333 / 8-8-8-15 / 1.5v
Being naturally sceptical of almost every product that passes through the Overclock3D labs, I was almost certain that I'd have problems getting the Xtune modules to run at their stock settings with only 1.5v. However, I'm pleased to say that Aeneon proved me totally wrong, with the kit managing to run OCCT stable for several hours at DDR3-1333 / 8-8-8-15 on our P5K testbed.
Highest Frequency @ Stock Timings
DDR3-1524 / 8-8-8-15 / 1.85v
While some DDR3 kits we've tested recently thrive on anything up to 2.0v, the Xtune modules seemed to hit their sweet spot at around 1.85v. This certainly didn't impede our overclocking experiences though, with the modules managing to hit DDR3-1524 on the stock 8-8-8-15 timings.
Highest Frequency @ Relaxed Timings
DDR3-1700 / 9-9-9-15 / 1.85v
Relaxing the memory timings to 9-9-9-15 allowed for some staggering results, with the kit managing full OCCT stability at up to DDR3-1700. This is a full 184mhz (or DDR3-368) overclock from the stock speed of the modules, and puts the Aeneon kit in the number 1 spot with the highest percentage overclock of any DDR3 kit we've tested to date!
In addition to this, the kit also managed to complete 3DMark06 and all game benchmarks at up to DDR3-1732, but wasn't stable enough to complete 3DMark05 or any OCCT stress testing.
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