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PNY XLR8 6GB DDR3-1600

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Posted December 2, 2010 by Jake in RAM

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Introduction

Dual channel memory kits seem to be all the rage these days. Just about every manufacturer across the board keeps coming out with faster and flashier modules. And while we do think this is a good thing for the most part, it also means that much of the love for triple channel memory seems to have been lost lately.

Triple channel memory kits are the big dogs on the block, running exclusively on the Intel LGA1366 racetrack. They come with big results but also hefty price tags. But that’s not always the case, as we’ll see today.

For the user looking to harness the power of triple channel memory but without an extreme price tag, then the PNY XLR8 6GB DDR3-1600 CL8 memory kit looks very promising. Priced at what looks to be the least expensive performance modules at this speed and latency, these XLR8 (read "accelerate") sticks appear to offer some excellent value. But, only if they have the dash for the cash; we know sometimes things are cheap for a reason.

So, are these PNY modules a fantastic deal, or just plain cheap? 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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