Author: Bob Buskirk
It is not often we see a new company enter the market in competitive segment like enthusiast memory, but it seems we have a new player here are they seem to me making a name for themselves. Enter Avexir, and their Core Series memory modules. Over the past few months that is all I’ve been hearing about! Whether it was on Facebook or forums people were raving about this memory! So of course we had to get our hands on some. Avexir was nice enough to send us over a 16GB quad channel kit (AVD3U16000904G-4CI) of their Core Series memory running at 1600 MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24 at 1.5v. Did I mention this memory lights up and looks pretty damn sweet inside your case?! Let’s take a look…
- 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: 7,8,9,10
- 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
- Internal(self) calibration : Internal self calibration through ZQ pin (RZQ: 240 ohm ± 1%)
- On Die Termination using ODT pin
- Average Refresh Period 7.8us at lower than TCASE 85℃, 3.9us at 85℃ <TCASE ≤ 95℃
- Asynchronous Reset
- PCB : Height 1.180” (30.00mm), double sided component
The Core Series comes in a nice retail box. On the front it has a photo of the memory in action and lets us know that it is a quad channel kit. On the back of the box there is some more information on the modules and a sticker that has a speed and voltage that the memory will be running at.
Opening the box up the memory is separated into two packages. Getting the memory out I noticed that there were dust covers on the ends of the modules. We normally see these on high-end graphics cards, but it is great to see them on memory as well. This is actually the first memory kit that I’ve reviewed that had them.
To give you an idea of how the memory comes and for a brief overview check out our video below.