Looking at our benchmark scores, it’s easy to say that the ADATA XPG Spectrix D40 was the clear winner overall. There were no issues running the RAM at its rated speed, so you can just plug it in your system, enable the XMP profile 1 and you’re good to roll. And as far as overclocking is concerned, this RAM is probably a hidden gem as I was easily able to achieve 3600Mhz overclock without putting too much effort. So there’s a good enough overclocking headroom available on the XPG Spectrix D40.
As far as the RGB LEDs effect goes, the RAM has some very attractive effects, Glowing Yoyo being my favorite. And the option of customizing separate positions individually on the RAM is also a great feature. The only weak link I found here was the Starry-Night and the music effects. The starry night effects look almost as if the LEDs aren’t functioning properly while there’s not much customization available in the music effect. Other than that, the Spectrix D40 is Aura Sync compatible so you can synchronize them with your ASUS Aura compatible hardware so there’s much more customization option available on that route. But I would like to see a combined effort put forward by both motherboard brands and XPG to push more of this LED synchronization software forward. But then again, it may not be the top priority for some.
With my Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 motherboard, I think I got somewhat lucky with the synchronization. The RAM isn’t fully compatible with the Aorus RGB Fusion software, but the RAM tries it’s best to match the LED effect with the software. The best match it gets is, of course, the static colors effect, but other effects aren’t too far off. While some doesn’t do anything to the RAM.
So let’s conclude the review now. It’s clearly visible that the XPG Spectrix D40 is a good performer RAM. Along with some flashy RGB effects, is also has the raw horse-power to compete against other brands. And there’s also a good overclocking headroom available so you can push it even further.
The 3200Mhz 16GB is currently retailing for $199.99 on Newegg while other RGB memories with same specs are listed within a margin of 10 to 17$. So the price point is good. As far as the availability in Pakistan is concerned, XPG is currently in talks with distributors and will soon be launching their new products here. So the price is to be confirmed yet. So, considering the price to performance ratio and having a look at the other options in the global market, it’s quite easy to say that the XPG Spectrix D40 is great choice for consumers. So in the end, I would like to conclude the review by giving the ADATA XPG Spectrix D40 our Editor’s Choice Award.
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