Aeneon XTune 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory - Test Results and Final Conlusion

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Aeneon XTune 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory
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Aeneon XTune 2GB DDR3 1333 Mhz Memory - Test Results:

For our testing I have used Sisoft Sandra XII Memory benchmarks, as well as the memory benchmarks from Everest Ultimate. Both of these benchmarking utilities should be pretty similar, and should give us a good indication what this memory can do. As you will be able to see in the charts we have tested this kit of memory at 4 different speeds (1066, 1200, 1333, 1600 Mhz), and it will be interesting to see the performance differences at different speeds.

 

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Sisoft Sandra XII - All tests results in MB/s

 

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Everest Ultimate - All test results in MB/s

 

Well, as you can see in our testing, this memory performed pretty well. Memory performance is a tough thing to put into a chart, as many benchmarks (3dmark06, PCMark Vantage, etc) test overall system performance, and with so many components performance being combined for a final score, it's tough to be able to tell what impact memory is having. In both our Everest and Sisoft testing we have used their memory tests and hopefully it gives a pretty good indication what this memory can do.

What do all these numbers mean in the end? Well, if you refer back to some of our older DDR2 reviews (Supertalent DDR2 1000 Kit for example) you will see that memory bandwidth is a bit higher, but the biggest increase you will see is when you are able to run your FSB at higher speeds, which in turn increases you CPU clock speeds, and in the end increases overall system performance significantly.


Aeneon XTune 2GB DDR3 1333 Mhz Memory - Final Thoughts:

Testing RAM and putting the results into a chart is pretty tough, performance between brands is tough to compare since most well-known tests are based heavily on CPU and Video, therefore making a memory choice is tough. As you saw in this review the Aeneon XTune memory performed very well, and I have no complaints, and was overall very impressed, and for our first time testing memory from Aeneon, we were happy with the results. This kit of memory that we have reviewed has a MSRP of ~$400.00 USD, and that price tag is very competitive when compared to other DDR3 brands. 

With the differences between memory brands being close and hard to put into concrete numbers telling you which is best, things such as overclocking ability, stability and quality become important, all of which the Aeneon had no problems with.

Overclocking was pretty surprising for me, I wasn't expecting to be able to take this kit up to 1600 Mhz (DDR3 14400), but I was able to with a bit of tweaking. Anything over 1600 Mhz started to cause some rebooting and crashing, but running at 1600 Mhz stable is pretty decent. Now not all systems will be able to get this kind of overclock, but with the right hardware this kit of memory should have no problem keeping up.

At the end of the day I can very easily give this kit of Aeneon XTune DDR3 1333 Mhz memory our "Top Pick" award, it ran great with no problems, performed very well, was extremely stable, and is a great choice if you're in the market for some new DDR3 memory.

 

Pros:

  • Great Performance
  • Good Overclocking
  • MSRP is Competitively Priced

 

Cons:

  • None

 

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  Top Pick

 

I'd like to thank Aeneon for letting us review the XTune 2GB DDR3 1333 kit. If you have any questions, comments, or general feedback, please leave it at the "Comments" link below.