As you’d know, RGB craze is everywhere now a days. Just recently I saw an RGB toothbrush. No, I’m not listing it here, and yes I lied, I mean seriously? Jokes aside, today we are taking a look at the ADATA XPG Spectrix D40 RGB DDR4 RAM. That’s right, this RAM from XPG features RGB LEDs. Now I personally know a few people who don’t like RGB on everything, but the point of RGB is so that your system looks more attractive and you don’t have to buy single colored LED hardware everytime you need a change of color, so to me, it’s a much appreciated feature.
Anyways, back to the Spectrix D40, it is XPG’s top of the line RAM and it’s also their very first take at DDR4 RGB memory. So it will be exciting to check out what they have to offer. Their previous take on a LED RAM was DDR4 Dazzle. As for Spectrix D40, this RAM is available in 8 to 64GB in capacity and 2400Mhz to 3200MHz in speed. It features a Red/Black armor-inspired heatsink. And it is also ASUS Aura Sync compatible, so the ASUS community can rejoice. But those without the ASUS Aura sync aren’t left alone as the Spectrix D40 also comes along with its own software to control the RGB effects.
The one we got for review is a 16GB (2x8GB) dual channel kit running at 3200Mhz at 1.35v and CL16 timings. So it’s the highest factory overclocked kit we have here on the test bench, and we’ll see if we can take it further on the speed later in overclocking section.
As far as the brand is concerned, XPG, short for Xtreme Performance Gear is a sub-brand by ADATA that pioneers in products geared towards gaming communities and eSports. Their catalog includes RAMs, SSD, Hard Drive Enclosure and Audio gears. ADATA has been in Pakistan for a long while now with a plethora of USB and external Hard Drive options available. It is just recently we saw XPG make a big move in the Pakistan market with their RAMs and SSDs and their sponsorship of a local eSports team by the name of Eximious eSports.
Here’s an unboxing video I did on the product, while a closer look can be taken on the ram on next page.