XPG Spectrix D50 Memory: A More Subtle RGB DDR4by Gavin Bonshor on April 15, 2020 12:00 PM EST
ADATA's XPG division has unveiled its latest addition in the high-performance DRAM segment, the Spectrix D50. Starting from 8 GB DDR4-3000 modules, the latest Spectrix D50 kits will go up to 32 GB capacity, with some capacities hitting speeds of up to DDR4-4800.
XPG is the gaming division of ADATA, and has a broad portfolio of DRAM catering to multiple areas on the market. The latest from XPG is the Spectrix D50 which is similar to the Spectrix D60G, but with a more subtle take on RGB. Designed for enthusiasts and overclockers, it has a solid heatsink design with some interesting tweaks to make it look less aggressive than the D60G.
The heat spreader on the Spectrix D50 memory includes a criss-cross geometric design on its 2 mm thick heatsink and a triangular RGB panel that can be controlled via the XPG RGB Sync app. XPG claims it can be used with major motherboard manufacturers own software, but it doesn't officially state which. Users can customize the look with three available RGB presets which consist of static, breathing, comet, or even synchronize the effect to the sound of music.
The XPG Spectrix D50 will be available in single 8 GB modules and 2 x 8 GB (16 GB) up to DDR4-4133, with single 16 GB modules and 2 x 16 GB kits ranging up to DDR4-3600. Each kit itself varies in latency from CL16 on the DDR4-3000 and DDR4-3200 kits, with CL18 on the DDR4-3600 kits, each with an operating voltage of 1.35 V.
The higher speed DDR4-4133 kits are CL19 with a higher operating voltage of 1.4 V. All of the XPG Spectrix D50 kits support the latest Intel and AMD platforms through its integrated XMP 2.0 profiles.
All the XPG Spectrix D50 kits from DDR4-3000 to DDR4-4133 will start filtering into retail channels imminently, with the higher capacity 32 GB modules and the higher speed DDR4-4600/DDR4-4800 kits coming later on in Q2. XPG hasn't unveiled any pricing information at present.
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Plissken - Friday, May 15, 2020 - linkI have an RGB screwdriver.
PeachNCream - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkIf this is a general industry-wide move toward more subdued parts then its a step in the right direction. Though for as long as RGB lands sales and can command a price premium, it will be harder to find decent performing parts at a rational price that omit rather than include unnecessary lighting.
AshlayW - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkSorry, doesn't look like a horny transformer on steriods, gonna pass.
Thud2 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkI'd like to see every set have small leds to indicate power and health.
Deicidium369 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkWell power is easy - look at the screen... and health? of the RAM? and by what mechanism is that determined?
Flunk - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkSlightly less stupid-looking isn't quite good enough. I'll be buying DIMMS without any pointless LEDs.
Deicidium369 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkPastel Colors for Spring Solstice / Easter.
Zanor - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkThat's be best looking RAM I've seen
Tomatotech - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkThat's quite nice. Shame I will never buy it. Out of the dozens of computers I have built and owned, not one has had a window. I even built several computers with no case as art objects - this was years before gamerz was a thing. If I was doing that again, I still wouldn't use components with LEDs on them The aim was to show the honesty of the functionality of the circuit boards, cabling, RAM sticks etc doing their job.
boozed - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - link"subtle"