Avexir Core 1600MHz 8GB Kit

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A memory company that you may or may not have heard of, Avexir, is making a big name for themselves as of late. Avexir has been putting the wealth around the world in the form of the Core series. Looking at their Facebook many such individuals have been getting some massive clocks from the kits. Today, we will finally get a chance at using their 1600MHz 8GB kit.

 

Avexir Core 1600MHz 8GB Kit Review

 

Introduction

One memory company that you may or may not have heard of, Avexir, is making a big name for themselves as of late. Avexir has been putting the wealth around the world in the form of their Core series of DDR3. Looking at their Facebook many such individuals have been getting some massive clocks from the kits. Today, we will finally get a chance at using their 1600MHz 8GB kit.

Avexir’s take on the Core series

Avexir Core Series is designed specifically for the extreme power users who focus on challenging the excellence in high performance gaming experience. The Core Series is developed by Avexir R&D team with 10+ years’ experience of researching in memory core technology and designed specifically for the power users and gamers who demand ultimate performance and extreme reliability gaming modules. Avexir strictly adheres to quality standards set by JEDEC.
 


Specifications

*JEDEC SPD at DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24; DDR3-1066 CL7-7-7-19
*Intel XMP DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 2T 1.5v

Features

JEDEC standard 1.5V ± 0.075V Power Supply
VDDQ = 1.5V ± 0.075V
667MHz fCK for 1333Mb/sec/pin
8 independent internal bank
Programmable CAS Latency: 6,7,8,9
Posted CAS
Programmable Additive Latency: 0, CL - 2, or CL - 1 clock
Programmable CAS Write Latency(CWL) = 9 (DDR3-1333)
8-bit pre-fetch
Burst Length: 8 (Interleave)without any limit, sequential with
starting address “000” only), 4 with tCCD = 4 which does not allow
seamless read or write [either on the fly using A12 or MRS]
Bi-directional Differential Data Strobe
On Die Termination using ODT pin
Asynchronous Reset
PCB : Height 30.00mm double sided component


Closer look

Avexir's Core series comes in single, dual, triple and quad configurations to fit the growing variety of systems today. The single and triple sets only come in either 1333 MHz or 1600 MHz sticks. The dual and quad kits are featured in these two speeds, as well as even speedier binnings of 1866, 2133, 2400, 2666 and 2800 MHz for those that like to crank things up a little.

The capacity of the individual sticks range from two to eight gigs, allowing for kits being available in four to thirty-two gigs. Averix pretty much has everyone covered with the Core Series.

On the surface, the Core series resemble that of many other modules on the market. Sporting a black and gray heat spreader made of aluminum to help battle the heat that can be produced when pumping up the voltage to your DIMM slots.

The modules overall height is not bad, even with the heat spreaders. The heat spreaders add just about another 1/3 of an inch over the bare PCB's height of 1.18in (or 30mm, adhering to the JEDEC standard). [Editor's Note: If you are wanting to make absolutely sure these will fit under your heatsink, these measure 38mm in height total, heatsink and all.]

Visually what makes the Core different from many other kits on the market is the lighting effect they have when the system is powered on. Hidden under the heatsink fins, on each end of the module are little fiber-optic domes that span the length of the module, emitting light from the PCB-mounted LEDs. The lighting effects alternate from module to module displaying a nice rainbow effect.


Testing Begins

Testing Hardware:

1. ASRock Z77 OC Motherboard
2. Intel Core i5 3570K Processor
3. Avexir DDR3 Core 1600MHz 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 
4. Kingston V+ 200 120GB Solid State Drive
5. ASUS BC12B1LT BD-Rom Drive
6. Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler
7. Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Test Bench
8. Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 850W Power Supply
9. ASUS Nvidia GTX 560Ti 448 Graphic Card

Testing Software:
AIDA64 Extreme Edition
Super PI Modded 1.5
Flying Wild Hogs Hard Reset
Futuremark PCMark Vantage
MaxxMEM 2

CPU-Z


Overclocking

Overclocking the Core series using its XMP setting proved to not be too adventurous. Retaining the 9-9-9-24 at 1.5, we were only able to play with the CPU’s BCLK to get any type of increase. In the end it net us 1710 MHz over the stock 1600 MHz.  Honestly not bad.

Never sticking to specifications we upped the ante and dialed in 1.65V and relaxed the timings to 10-11-9-24, resulting in a nice bump to 2150 MHz.

Wanting to get even more from the kit we kept the voltage at the same 1.65 and further loosened the timings to 11-12-10-38. With these settings we managed to get the kit to 2264 MHz, twice it's advertised speed. At this point we declared the kit a real winner.


Results

AIDA64 Extreme Edition
“FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.50 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 1.50 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises.
The new AIDA64 update implements AVX-optimized benchmarks for the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge
processors, adds a brand new video encoding benchmark, and supports the latest AMD and nVIDIA graphics processors.”

Super PI Modded 1.5
“In August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The program was written by D.Takahashi in collaboration with Dr.Y.Kanada at the computer center. This record should be the current world record. (Details are shown in the windows help.) This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environment such as Windows NT and Windows 95. In order to calculate 33.55 million digits, it takes within 3 days with a Pentium 90 MHz, 40 MB main memory and 340 MB available storage.”

Flying Wild Hogs Hard Reset
“Thee world as we know it ceased to exist. Humanity is at the verge of extinction, living in the last closed city of Bezoar. Mankind wages war against the machines controlling vast areas of what became the 'Barrens'. Machines want to control and assimilate 'The Sanctuary' a network that holds billions of digitalized human minds. Our hero, Maj. Fletcher, is a soldier of CLN - a corporation combat unit, established to protect the city. Machines are constantly assaulting the walls of Bezoar. Fletcher moves in when Bezoar's protective barrier is breached.”

Futuremark PCMark Vantage
“PCMark Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed for Windows Vista offering one-click simplicity for casual users and detailed, professional grade testing for industry, press and enthusiasts.
A PCMark score is a measure of your computer's performance across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security.
From desktops and laptops to workstations and gaming rigs, by comparing your PCMark Vantage score with other similar systems you can find the hardware and software bottlenecks that stop you getting more from your PC.”

MaxxMEM 2
“Is the *little brother of MaxxPI², it contains the same Memorybenchmark routine as MaxxPI² does.
So your reaced results will be comparable to Memory / Latency benchmarks done by MaxxPI².”


Conclusion

If you are on a budget but still looking for headroom to overclock some, then you may want to take a look at the various Core series kits from Avexir. This reviewed 1600MHz 8GB kit sells for about $43 from places like Newegg. However, the really nice thing about these is that despite it's low price you are able to get clocks well above 2200 MHz, while not needing in excess of 1.65 volts. This is definitely peace of mine for anyone worried about damaging your CPU.

And not only do you get a kit that can overclock well but you also get a kit that has a nice and unique lighting effect. The blue that was part of our kit would look great on a motherboard like many of the mid-range ASUS and Gigabyte offerings. Another plus to the kit is the overall height of the modules. You will be pleased to know that many of the high-end coolers will not have a problem being installed over a kit like these.

The price is good as well as the performance; we have no problem at all recommending a kit like this.

 

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