Corsair XMS3 DHX PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) 4GB Kit
Being the first 4GB DDR3 kit ever to be reviewed on Overclock3D, the Corsair XMS3 DHX PC3-12800 has certainly become the yardstick for which all future DDR3 reviews will be measured against. Starting with appearance, the DHX heatspreaders used on the kit look simply awesome, and despite not being fixed to the modules with a combination of screws, clips and sticky pads like kits from other manufacturers, they are most certainly steadfast and won't be separating from the modules any time soon.
Obviously looks are only a small part of the whole story, and with an impressive overclock of 400mhz taking the kit to DDR3-2000 with no additional voltage required, the XMS3 PC3-12800 kit has shown that it can match, and in some cases even beat, the the overclocking abilities of the more mature 2GB counterparts.
Coming in at a price of £276 (26/06/08) over at Scan.co.uk, the cost of DDR3 and specifically 4GB kits are still quite high when compared to DDR2. However, when you consider that a kit of this calibre would have cost around the £500 mark around the beginning of the year, the price suddenly seems a lot more reasonable.
- Sexy Heatspreaders with innovative design.
- Works flawlessly at stock settings.
- NVIDIA's EPP2.0 profiles make configuration a breeze.
- Manages DDR3-2000 at stock voltage.
- Price still fairly high but has come down significantly.
- Didn't seem to respond very well to additional voltage.
- Absolutely nothing
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