XPG Spectrix D50 Memory: A More Subtle RGB DDR4by Gavin Bonshor on April 15, 2020 12:00 PM EST
ADATA's XPG division has unveiled its latest addition in the high-performance DRAM segment, the Spectrix D50. Starting from 8 GB DDR4-3000 modules, the latest Spectrix D50 kits will go up to 32 GB capacity, with some capacities hitting speeds of up to DDR4-4800.
XPG is the gaming division of ADATA, and has a broad portfolio of DRAM catering to multiple areas on the market. The latest from XPG is the Spectrix D50 which is similar to the Spectrix D60G, but with a more subtle take on RGB. Designed for enthusiasts and overclockers, it has a solid heatsink design with some interesting tweaks to make it look less aggressive than the D60G.
The heat spreader on the Spectrix D50 memory includes a criss-cross geometric design on its 2 mm thick heatsink and a triangular RGB panel that can be controlled via the XPG RGB Sync app. XPG claims it can be used with major motherboard manufacturers own software, but it doesn't officially state which. Users can customize the look with three available RGB presets which consist of static, breathing, comet, or even synchronize the effect to the sound of music.
The XPG Spectrix D50 will be available in single 8 GB modules and 2 x 8 GB (16 GB) up to DDR4-4133, with single 16 GB modules and 2 x 16 GB kits ranging up to DDR4-3600. Each kit itself varies in latency from CL16 on the DDR4-3000 and DDR4-3200 kits, with CL18 on the DDR4-3600 kits, each with an operating voltage of 1.35 V.
The higher speed DDR4-4133 kits are CL19 with a higher operating voltage of 1.4 V. All of the XPG Spectrix D50 kits support the latest Intel and AMD platforms through its integrated XMP 2.0 profiles.
All the XPG Spectrix D50 kits from DDR4-3000 to DDR4-4133 will start filtering into retail channels imminently, with the higher capacity 32 GB modules and the higher speed DDR4-4600/DDR4-4800 kits coming later on in Q2. XPG hasn't unveiled any pricing information at present.
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Alistair - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkNice, that's a much more restrained look. Adata makes great stuff, and their RGB memory is among the best value, but I wasn't liking the look before. Good revamp!
29a - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkLooks similar to Trident Z
nathanddrews - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkBut more sophisticated, like an RGB tuxedo.
r3loaded - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkThis might actually be the first RGB LED PC component that I don't immediately hate. Nice design, good job ADATA!
dullard - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkI agree with r3loaded on the design. But the concept is still baffling to me. If you want a performance machine, why put a power consuming heat source (on your heat sink) when you bash CPU makers over every Watt of power.
DanNeely - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkjust from a looks perspective, I don't have a case window, don't have clear lines of sight to the side to look in even if I did have a window, and have deliberately disconnected the frag harder disco lights from my GPU because I don't want a diffuse glow trying to nightlight its way through my dust filters.
Deicidium369 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkTurned off the lights on my Gigabyte Motherboard, Gigabyte GPUs and do not have any LED fans or any RGB at all - I also refuse to have a window. Computers are tools - but then again they probably have LED hammers now too... I like my nice boring Antec Three Hundred Two case.
ozzuneoj86 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkSame here. In September I specifically bought a white Fractal Design Define R6 with USB-C with NO window for that very reason. Great airflow, very quiet, wonderful case. Before that I had a Cooler Master CM690II Advanced with no window and before that I bought an Antec P180B in 2005 with NO window. Last time I had a window was before that Antec, and it was the only one I've ever had. It's amazing the crazy things you can do for free to tweak and improve airflow and performance when you don't care what the inside of your computer looks like.
DanNeely - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkI bought 1 case with a highly scratchable plastic window maybe 13 years ago. I was young, poor, and needed a cheap case; and it was on sale for maybe $20. It spent its life with the window hidden by another case right next to it; and was recycled 4 or 5 years ago when I got rid of several old cases that either lacked enough ventilation to run an open cooled style GPU or didn't have enough room between the mobo and drive cages to fit a full length GPU.
Dragonstongue - Thursday, April 16, 2020 - linkI also have a FD R6 USB-C .. though Black my version
<3 it .. going by gamers nexus, not the best cooling case .. IMO amazing cooling case when fans swapped for higher performing ones.. for myself Cougar Vortex HPB as well as Noctua Redux 14 (mid speed version) .. reasonable noise level and fantastically cooled
also not have to deal with stupid lighting.. only 1 being the power LED for the case/drives.. I disconnected one of them, not the other so still get the "subtle" light ring on power button .. stupid bright though it is, at least it is not las vegas level bright white :P