Aeneon Xtune PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333) 2GB Kit
Introduction & Specifications
Introduction & Specifications
Ask any enthusiast to name five of the top memory manufacturers and you're sure to get an answer something along the lines of "OCZ, Corsair, Crucial, Patriot and Kingston". All of these brands have been around long enough to establish a reputation among overclockers and gamers, with many having their own dedicated followers who stick with their preferred brand through thick and thin. So when we was contacted a few weeks ago from a company called Aeneon with an offering to test their latest DDR3 kit, the first question to run through our minds was "Who are you??".
While the name Aeneon may invoke a similar response from many other enthusiasts reading this review, the name of their parent company Qimonda is likely to trigger a few more positive responses. After all, Qimonda are responsible for a lot of the GDDR2, GDDR3 and even GDDR5 ram found on some of the most recent graphics cards and even "CellularRAM" used inside mobile phones and other handheld devices. Here's what Qimonda have to say:
Qimonda in a nutshell
Qimonda is a leading global memory supplier with a broad diversified DRAM product portfolio. The company generated net sales of €3.61 billion in its 2007 financial year and has approximately 13,500 employees worldwide. Qimonda has access to five 300mm manufacturing sites on three continents and operates six major R&D facilities. The company provides DRAM products for a wide variety of applications, including in the computing, infrastructure, graphics, mobile and consumer areas, using its power saving technologies and designs.
For those of us with a thirst for knowledge, more information about Qimonda can be found on their website
. However, chatting about Qimonda's life story is not the reason were here today - so let's cut the small talk and take a look at the specs of the DDR3 kit that arrived on the OC3D doorstep:
The 1GB single module can be organized as 64M x 64-bit DDR2-1066 based on 8 components 64M x 8-bit DDR2 FBGA components.
The single module is tested to run at DDR3-1333 at a latency timing of 8-8-8-15 at the standard DDR3 voltage value of 1.5 V.
The Dual Channel Kit is coming with two identical modules tested together in DUAL CHANNEL MODE at DDR3-1333 at a latency timing of 8-8-8-15 on several platforms.
* 2 x 1GB Memory Modules in Dual Channel Kit
* 240-Pin Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) with Gold Contact
* Highest Quality Heat Spreader for preventing critical operating temperatures
Probably the most interesting feature of Aeneon's DDR3-1333 kit is the JEDEC standard 1.5v requirement to get the modules running at their stock settings. If the IC's used on the modules scale well with extra voltage, we should hopefully be able to obtain some reasonable overclocking results with this significant amount of headroom.
One area not covered in the specs is the warranty provided with the modules. While this information should be readily available in the module specs, a quick re-tracing of our footsteps through the Aeneon website eventually led us to the goods. In short, Aeneon provide a 10yr warranty with all memory kits providing that they have been purchased inside the European Union. Further information can be found here
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