Reviewing the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules
The lineup of ADATA's gaming hardware bears the name of XPG, as in Extreme Performance Gear. One of the newest components of this lineup is a kit of DDR4 memory modules, with RGB lighting, called SPECTRIX D60G. We received these memory modules for testing, and after a couple of weeks of using them, and playing several games, we would like to share our opinion. If you are looking for a good deal on DDR4 RAM with RGB lighting, read this review and find out if ADATA's XPG SPECTRIX D60G are the ones you should buy:
ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB: Who is it good for?
These memory modules are a great choice for:
- Gamers and content creators who need fast DDR4 RAM
- People who want excellent performance at a reasonable price
- Those who like RGB lighting and want memory modules that are compatible with various lighting systems (including ASUS AURA SYNC, GIGABYTE RGB FUSION, MSI MYSTIC LIGHT SYNC, and ASRock RGB LED)
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Pros and cons
There are many good things to say about ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB:
- They offer top-notch performance, excellent speeds and latency
- The heat sinks have a nice design, with RGB lights
- The lighting effects can be synchronized with other hardware components from other manufacturers
- Their price is reasonable
- They come with a lifetime warranty
We have not identified any downsides to using this memory kit.
When you look at ADATA's XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules, you can see the attention to detail even before you mount them in your PC. We love their Diamant-cut inspired design and the RGB lighting, and we are sure that you will do too. Their performance is top-notch, and the price that ADATA asks is reasonable. These memory modules are a good choice for anyone who desires speed and beauty, at a fair price. We recommend the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules to all our readers, including those who are gamers or content creators.
Unboxing the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules
The ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules come in small boxes. They have a black background and a large picture of a memory module on their front. You can also see the full name of the memory modules, their capacity, and the number of RAM modules in the box. A neat feature that is also advertised is that they are compatible with RGB lighting systems from ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, and others.
On the back of the box, you can see the memory modules through two small cutouts, as well as other information, including some of the essential technical specs, serial numbers, and contact details for ADATA.
Open the box, and you find the memory modules sitting inside a transparent plastic support.
Unboxing the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules is a straightforward experience.
Design and hardware specifications
The ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory is sold in pairs of two 8GB modules. We received for testing four such RAM modules, totaling 32 GB.
The first thing that strikes you when you mount the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules is the fact that they have large RGB-lit surface areas on them. The module surface design features a long and dual RGB light strip, and the RGB lighting is over 60% of the total module surface area. That's 9497 mm2 or 14,72 inches2. According to ADATA, this is the largest RGB lighted surface on any memory module in the world, so if you're a fan of RGB lights, you are going to appreciate this detail.
The RGB lighting on these memory modules can be adjusted and synced with your other RGB-lit hardware components and peripherals because the memory modules offer support for multiple RGB lighting systems from various manufacturers: ASUS AURA SYNC, GIGABYTE RGB FUSION, MSI MYSTIC LIGHT SYNC, and ASRock RGB LED.
The form of the D60G memory modules is also quite interesting: their shape is inspired by cut diamonds, with multi-faceted surfaces and sharp angles. However, the RGB surfaces are not there just to look beautiful, but also to help the memory modules dissipate heat.
The ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules are available in a few different versions, each with its own specifications:
- DDR4-3000: Speed PC4-24000, Size 8GB x 2, Latency CL16-18-18, Voltage 1.35V
- DDR4-3200: Speed PC4-25600, Size 8GB x 2, Latency CL16-18-18, Voltage 1.35V
- DDR4-3600: Speed PC4-28800, Size 8GB x 2, Latency CL17-18-18, Voltage 1.35V
- DDR4-4133: Speed PC4-33000, Size 8GB x 2, Latency CL19-19-19, Voltage 1.4V
All the four versions support Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0, so you can easily adjust and overclock your RAM modules.
If you would like to read more details about the specifications of these memory modules, visit XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB.
The ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules look beautiful in any desktop computer. Also, they are available in four different versions, and all of them have top-notch hardware specifications that should please any gamer.
Using the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules
We plugged the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules in a desktop computer with the following configuration: an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 processor with a base frequency of 3200MHz, an ASUS Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi) motherboard, an ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1660 Ti Gaming OC video card with 6GB of memory, and an XPG Gammix S11 Pro SSD also made by ADATA. You can see more details about it in the screenshot below.
We tested and used the DDR4-3000 memory modules that are rated PC4-24000, work on a latency of CL16-18-18, and a voltage of 1.35V. As we previously mentioned, we had two packs of memory modules: 8GB x 4 (32GB).
On our test computer, we found the D60G memory modules to work flawlessly. Windows 10 correctly identified them and, during the two weeks in which we used them, we never encountered any crash related to the memory. Although we had 32GB of RAM, the operating system never needed more than 9 or 10GB to run while browsing the internet or using Office apps. When gaming, it used more, but the truth is that 32GB is overkill even for modern games. 16GB is probably enough for most games. However, if you are a video editor or you work with virtualization solutions that require a lot of memory to work fast, you are going to appreciate buying more than just two 8GB memory modules.
We also played many games and ran quite a few benchmarks on our test computer, on which we have the D60G memory modules installed. We've played World War Z, Star Control: Origins, Battlefield V, Far Cry New Dawn, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Metro Exodus, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and League of Legends, and we run 3DMark and Unigine SuperPosition almost daily. Suffice to say, the memory modules worked wonderfully with all of these games and benchmarking apps, and offered excellent performance.
We're very pleased with the performance offered by the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules, both in regular daily activities, as well as in games and benchmarks.
Performance in benchmarks
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To verify if the official specifications of these memory modules were true, we also ran a few benchmarks. The first one was the Cache & Memory Benchmark offered by AIDA64. As you can see in the screenshot below, the D60G memory modules achieved excellent speed regarding its bandwidth: a Read speed of 45615 MB/s, a Write speed of 44443 MB/s, and a Copy speed of 44420 MB/s. The measured Latency was of 81.5 nanoseconds, which is also a good value considering the speed of these memory modules.
Then, we used PassMark PerformanceTest and ran its Memory Mark benchmarks. The score we obtained was 2144, which is an excellent score compared to systems that are using the same processor as us and similar DDR4 RAM modules.
Finally, the third benchmark that we ran came from UserBenchmark. Our D60G memory modules received a Bench score of 102%, which means that their performance is excellent in our system. Also, the benchmark results are fairly similar to the ones we obtained with AIDA64.
The benchmarks that we have run tell us the same thing that we noticed while using our test PC: the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules perform admirably and are a great choice for anyone who wants speed, both for gamers and content creators.
Do you intend to buy some ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules?
Now you know our opinion about the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules. You also know how they perform in real life and benchmarks. Do you already own a few of these fast memory modules, or do you intend to buy some in the near future? If you already have this kit, how do you like them? Comment below and let's discuss.