Kingston as always is known to be the best memory module manufacturer and one of the leading brand worldwide. Kingston as a brand need no introduction as each and every PC user definitely has come across the products manufactured by Kingston, be it RAM, pendrive, memory card and much more. We are here going to review Kingston ValueRAM 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz RAM which we have received the review unit lately.
The ValueRAM series by Kingston is designed for whitebox users, system integrators and those who purchase memory by spec. ValueRAM is engineered to meet industry standard specifications and rigorously tested throughout the design and manufacturing process to ensure quality and reliability.
Kingston ValueRAM comes in PET shell and clear plastic cover with a brand label on top of it. You will not find any cluttered/fancy things with the package. All the information about this product is printed on the sticker in front portion of the package.
You can refer to the image above to get an idea on how the package is all about.
Moving towards the specification of Kingston ValueRAM 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz RAM, the company has provided this info as below:
CL(IDD) : 11 cycles
Row Cycle Time (tRCmin) : 48.125ns (min.)
Refresh to Active/Refresh 260ns (min.) Command Time (tRFCmin) : 260ns (min.)
Row Active Time (tRASmin) : 35ns (min.)
Maximum Operating Power : 2.580 W*
UL Rating : 94 V – 0
Operating Temperature : 0° C to 85°C
Storage Temperature : -55° C to +100° C
*Power will vary depending on the SDRAM used.
Kingston ValueRAM 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz RAM is based on sixteen 512M x 8-bit FBGA components and performs at 1.5V with latency DDR3-1600MHz timing of 11-11-11. This is a 240 pin DIMM RAM module. The performance aspect of this ValueRAM is basically above average and we have got better results while benchmarking this module comparing it with similar specs but of different brand name, Strontium. This module runs at a clock of 800MHz. The programmable CAS Latency are 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 while the programmable additive Latency are 0, CL – 2, or CL – 1 clock.
We also did a rough testing with the new Windows 10 OS (Technical Preview) and the performance were a slight higher on this side. As the platform OS is not yet released commercially, it is vague to display results from a beta or preview versions. We may update this article once the final version of Windows 10 is released in the market and we grab a copy of the same testing with this RAM module.
The Kingston ValueRAM 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz RAM is available at a retail price of around 7800 INR. You can purchase it from your local vendor or online shopping sites like Amazon India, Flipkart, Newegg India, eBay India. Prices may vary with different e-commerce sites where the cheapest we found is of Newegg at around 4000 INR.
Kingston ValueRAM 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz RAM is best suited for regular and enthusiastic users except gamers. For the price it is offered, it completely is worth every penny. The lifetime warranty offered by Kingston adds cherry on top of this cutting edge product. Although lifetime warranty isn’t applicable in certain countries they listed out in their official website.
For power users, you can check our review of Kingston Hyper X Genesis RAM