Tuesday, 3 April 2012

GA-990FX-UD7 and 8 Gb Team Xtreem 2400 Mhz CL9 benchmarks soon!

ASUS Crosshair V +
 4 Gb Gskill 2200 CL7


 GA-990FX-UD7 +
 8 Gb Team Xtreem 2400 CL9

The first thing that came to mind when I first laid eyes on my new Gigabyte 990FX UD7 board was that it was quite the beautiful board. Much respect for the simple PCIE 16x slot latches, the Crosshair V uses a more traditional type, and sleek heatsink design.

EDIT: It should be noted that I received a revision 1.1 board from Newegg Canada, and that it does have Load Line Calibration (LLC) controls in the bios. 

The new Team Xtreem DDR3 ram has a cheap but cool looking reflecting sticker, but what is most appealing are the stats: 2400 Mhz @ Cl9, which is only surpassed by Corsair's grossly overpriced and discontinued Dominator GT dual channel flagship memory. 

The memory height is not found online, and could be helpful to potential buyers. 

Team Xtreem memory height : 52mm

Promlatech Genesis allowed height: 54mm

So this is awfully close to the tallest ram you could use with this cooler. I have seen Dominator GT ram at a height of 54mm barley fitting underneath the heat sink, found here, and a 53 mm Corsair Vengeance stick here

Benchmarks Begin April 20th!

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