XPG Spectrix D41 RGB DDR4 Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅21-06-18
Compared to the D40, which was already an impressive show of RGB colours, the D41 has improved upon that remarkably well, mainly by opening up the area and putting less in the way. The newer, more translucent piece also disperses the light much better.

Starting the kits at 2667MHz, instead of the typical 2133 or 2400 will help improve performance across the board, but the stock 1.2v obviously leaves a great amount of headroom for overclocking; we managed to extract an extra 466MHz from the kit without any adjustment of the timings, just by boosting the voltage to 1.35v.

You may feel a little put-off by our test results, but the way we test, using only stock settings does hamper this kit somewhat. The overclocking page will illustrate what kinds of improvements you can find if you’re brave enough to fiddle with the settings.

All in, considering how good the RGB lighting looks, the performance and the ease of overclocking, the £168.99 pricetag seems very reasonable for a 16GB DDR4 kit. However, if you’re willing to sacrifice the RGB element for speed, faster kits are available at a similar price tag.

RGB, big heatspreaders and great overclocking at a decent price.

+ RGB lighting looks awesome
+ Good overclocking performance
+ Great heatspreaders
+ Big improvement over the Spectrix D40

- Not the best performance “out of the box”
- RGB adds cost

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