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PNY XLR8 4GB DDR3-1600

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Posted June 21, 2010 by Jake in Memory
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Introduction

We’ve seen most major memory manufacturers releasing new products optimized for the Core i5/i7 LGA1156 platform, and while these modules don’t have the extreme horsepower of their larger LGA1366 siblings, they still pack quite a punch nonetheless. Reaching speeds above 2000MHz at 1.65V is testament to how far things have come since hitting 1250MHz at 2.5V on your hotrod DDR2 sticks was reason for enthusiasts to brag.

We have also noted in our recent testing that performance differences at the same speeds and timings are not terribly different, however the real disparity comes when looking to overclock, as the headroom for higher speeds is what seems to count on the 1156 platform. That being said, price is always a consideration, especially with the economy as it is.

For the user looking to harness the power of DDR3 and achieve higher performance but not the extreme price tag, then today’s PNY XLR8 4GB DDR3-1600 CL8 modules may very well be a great choice. We’re looking at a set of memory that promises great overclocking and sleek aesthetics for a great price. Backed by PNY’s strong product history and lifetime warranty, the XLR8 (read "accelerate”, get it?) performance memory might be something right up your enthusiast alley.

So does PNY have a winner with these XLR8 sticks? Let’s find out.

PNY Electronics, Inc. originated out of Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1985 as a company that bought and sold memory chips. To emphasize its expansion into manufacturing new forms of memory and complementary products, the company changed its name in 1997 to PNY Technologies?, Inc. The company continues to evolve by delivering a full spectrum of high-quality products to elevate the overall computing experience. Today PNY Technologies? Inc. is considered a leading manufacturer and supplier of memory upgrade modules, high capacity flash memory cards, USB flash drives, portable hard drives as well as consumer and professional workstation graphics cards.

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