XPG Spectrix D80 DDR4 RGB Liquid Cooled Memory Review

SPECTRIX D80 DDR4 RGB Liquid Cooled Memory

Where do I even begin with this one? Let’s just say that ADATA have really outdone themselves this time. The XPG Spectrix D80 DDR4 RGB Memory from ADATA is the first hybrid liquid-air cooling system with fully programmable RGB effects. One could make the argument that some of the features in this RAM are probably a bit superfluous, but this is exactly the kind of innovation I like to see from ADATA and from the computer hardware industry in general.

Design

Upon first glance, the Spectrix D80 is extremely easy on the eyes. The RAM has an aluminum frame, coming in either red or black, that covers both sides of the PCB. The frame has a wave-like design with the new XPG logo in the middle that gives the entirety an elegant, premium-looking style. Now if we look at the top of the RAM, this is where things get really interesting. There’s a clear tube-like container of non-conductive liquid that runs along the length of the PCB. This tube is hermetically sealed which basically means that it’s airtight, preventing any leakages or spillages from happening.

Hybrid Cooling System

Along with thermally conductive materials and fluid with a low boiling point, this hybrid cooling system dissipates heat effectively and delivers high-efficiency cooling. When heated, the liquid changes into a gas, and changes back into liquid when cooled. What this basically does is increase the absorption of thermal energy, thus directing heat away from the PCB and memory chips. So essentially, what we have going on here is a liquid heatsink with an aluminum heatsink coming together to deliver top-notch cooling capabilities built into the RAM.

Record-Setting Capabilities

These memory modules are rated for DDR4-2666 to DDR4-4133 and have overclocking capabilities of up to a world record-setting 5531 MHz. This record was set using a liquid-nitrogen-cooled configuration by the XPG team along with MSI’s OC team. With that in mind, it’s clear that one of the main focuses of the Spectrix D80 is high performance.

You can find the full specifications chart for the Spectrix D80 here.

RGB Lighting

The light from the LED illuminates through the transparent tube and liquid, creating a vivid stream of colors that will add extra flair to your PC build. The lighting can be controlled with the XPG RGB Sync software and is also compatible with RGB software from ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and ASRock. Using the RGB software, you’ll be able to control all the lighting effects and even customize the LEDs of the RAM individually.

The lighting effects of XPG’s RGB software are actually the same as the ones of ASUS Aura and even the software’s user interface looks very similar.

In total, there 12 lightning effects:
Static
Breathing
Color cycle
Rainbow
Comet
Flash and dash
Wave
Glowing yoyo
Starry night
Strobing
Temperature
Music

RGB Lighting

The light from the LED illuminates through the transparent tube and liquid, creating a vivid stream of colors that will add extra flair to your PC build. The lighting can be controlled with the XPG RGB Sync software and is also compatible with RGB software from ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and ASRock. Using the RGB software, you’ll be able to control all the lighting effects and even customize the LEDs of the RAM individually.

The lighting effects of XPG’s RGB software are actually the same as the ones of ASUS Aura and even the software’s user interface looks very similar.

In total, there 12 lightning effects:

Static
Breathing
Color cycle
Rainbow
Comet
Flash and dash

Wave
Glowing yoyo
Starry night
Strobing
Temperature
Music

Summary

Overall, with its high memory, cooling, and overclocking capabilities, and an aesthetic design with stylish RGB lighting, to say that the Spectrix D80 would be a good addition to your PC build would be a vast understatement. This RAM is without a doubt one of the most unique products I have ever seen and given its high-performing specifications, is also one of the most impressive from a technical standpoint.

To learn more about the tech behind the XPG Spectrix D80 DDR RGB Memory, visit the product page at ADATA.com.

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