ADATA XPG Dazzle 2800MHz CL17 2x8GB DDR4 Review: Razzle-Dazzle Without The Hassle

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ADATA XPG Dazzle DDR4It is a great time to be into modding and customizing PCs. There are options abound and manufacturers are now keen on catering to those whose taste in hardware lean more toward the aesthetic rather than just pure performance. ADATA, an experienced manufacturer in delivering high-speed performing products is one of the latest to dip their toes into offering a product for modders with their latest XPG Dazzle DDR4 memory kit.

Available from 2400 through 3000 MHz dual or quad-channel kits, the ADATA XPG Dazzle DDR4 memory modules shines quite literally. Equipped with embedded LEDs on the PCB as developed by AVEXIR technology, ADATA’s XPG Dazzle glows to fit the increasing aesthetic demands of modders and system builders who are quite particular about how their system looks. As expected from a DDR4 kit, the XPG Dazzle comes with a lifetime warranty and is XMP 2.0 compatible for quick frequency and timing profile loading on Intel-based systems without a hassle.

Review Sample Provided by: ADATA
Product Name: ADATA XPG Dazzle DDR4 2x8GB
Price at time of review: $ $109.99 USD
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

ADATA uses the same packaging with their dual-channel kits and quad-channel kits so it is quite sizable compared to typical memory modules. At the front is a preview window showcasing one of the XPG Dazzle memory while the back does not have the specifications listed but simply has the word “Desktop UDIMM” translated to 20 different languages.

ADATA XPG Dazzle DDR4

Each ADATA XPG Dazzle module measures 7.6mm x 138.9mm x 47.8mm, factoring in heatspreader. It is slightly taller, slightly thicker and slightly longer than a typical DDR4 module. The sticker shows the default XMP profile on this module at CL17-17-17 with 1.25V, surprisingly lower voltage than most even with additional lighting.

The heatspreader is a two-piece aluminum anodized black with red accents. The actual PCB itself just measures 30.8mm but the diffuser for the LED located along the top edge extends the height of the module.

Looking from the bottom reveals that the 8GB module is dual-sided and Thaiphoon Burner reveals them to be SK Hynix H5AN4G8NMFR  chips in 512 x 8 configuration per side on a black PCB.

The EEPROM containing the SPD and XMP data is located at the edge, peeking out at the corner (unlike typical DDR4 modules with the EEPROM at the center) and here are some of the relevant information extracted from inside (via Thaiphoon Burner):

MANUFACTURING DESCRIPTION
Module Manufacturer:A-DATA Technology
Module Part Number:DDR4 2800
DRAM Manufacturer:Hynix
DRAM Components:H5AN4G8NMFR-TFC
Module Manufacturing Date:Week 25, 2016
Module Manufacturing Location:Unknown: 00h
Module Serial Number:00000000h
Lot Number:2201275701-X40091
Module PCB Revision:00h
DRAM Stepping:Undefined
PHYSICAL & LOGICAL ATTRIBUTES
Fundamental Memory Class:DDR4 SDRAM
Module Speed Grade:DDR4-2133
Base Module Type:UDIMM (133.35 mm)
Module Capacity:8192 MB
Reference Raw Card:B0
Initial Raw Card Designer:Micron Technology
Module Nominal Height:31 < H <= 32 mm
Module Thickness Maximum, Front:1 < T <= 2 mm
Module Thickness Maximum, Back:1 < T <= 2 mm
Number of DIMM Ranks:2
Address Mapping from Edge Connector to DRAM:Mirrored
DRAM Device Package:Standard Monolithic
DRAM Device Package Type:78-ball FBGA
DRAM Device Die Count:Single die
Signal Loading:Not specified
Number of Column Addresses:10 bits
Number of Row Addresses:15 bits
Number of Bank Addresses:2 bits (4 banks)
Bank Group Addressing:2 bits (4 groups)
DRAM Device Width:8 bits
Programmed DRAM Capacity:4 Gb
Calculated DRAM Capacity:4 Gb
DRAM Page Size:1 KB
Primary Memory Bus Width:64 bits
Memory Bus Width Extension:0 bits
DRAM Post Package Repair:Supported
Soft Post Package Repair:Not supported
DRAM TIMING PARAMETERS
Fine Timebase:0.001 ns
Medium Timebase:0.125 ns
CAS Latencies Supported:9T, 11T, 12T, 13T,
14T, 15T, 16T
DRAM Minimum Cycle Time:0.937 ns
DRAM Maximum Cycle Time:1.500 ns
Nominal DRAM Clock Frequency:1067.24 MHz
Minimum DRAM Clock Frequency:666.67 MHz
CAS# Latency Time (tAA min):13.500 ns
RAS# to CAS# Delay Time (tRCD min):13.500 ns
Row Precharge Delay Time (tRP min):13.500 ns
Active to Precharge Delay Time (tRAS min):33.000 ns
Act to Act/Refresh Delay Time (tRC min):46.500 ns
Normal Refresh Recovery Delay Time (tRFC1 min):260.000 ns
2x mode Refresh Recovery Delay Time (tRFC2 min):160.000 ns
4x mode Refresh Recovery Delay Time (tRFC4 min):110.000 ns
Short Row Active to Row Active Delay (tRRD_S min):3.700 ns
Long Row Active to Row Active Delay (tRRD_L min):5.299 ns
Long CAS to CAS Delay Time (tCCD_L min):5.355 ns
Four Active Windows Delay (tFAW min):21.000 ns
Maximum Active Window (tMAW):8192*tREFI
Maximum Activate Count (MAC):Unlimited MAC
DRAM VDD 1.20 V operable/endurant:Yes/Yes
THERMAL PARAMETERS
Module Thermal Sensor:Not Incorporated
SPD PROTOCOL
SPD Revision:1.0
SPD Bytes Total:512
SPD Bytes Used:384
SPD Checksum (Bytes 00h-7Dh):CDEAh (OK)
SPD Checksum (Bytes 80h-FDh):27DEh (OK)
PART NUMBER DETAILS
JEDEC DIMM Label:8GB 2Rx8 PC4-2133-UB0-10
FREQUENCYCASRCDRPRASRCRRDSRRDLCCDLFAW
1067 MHz161515365046623
1067 MHz151515365046623
933 MHz141313314445520
933 MHz131313314445520
800 MHz121111273835517
800 MHz111111273835517
667 MHz999223134414
INTEL EXTREME MEMORY PROFILES
Profiles Revision: 2.0
Profile 1 (Certified) Enables: Yes
Profile 2 (Extreme) Enables: No
Profile 1 Channel Config: 2 DIMM/channel
XMP PARAMETERPROFILE 1PROFILE 2
Speed Grade:DDR4-2802N/A
RAM Clock Frequency:1401 MHzN/A
Module VDD Voltage Level:1.25 VN/A
Minimum DRAM Cycle Time (tCK):0.714 nsN/A
CAS Latencies Supported:17T,16T,15T,11TN/A
CAS Latency Time (tAA):17TN/A
RAS# to CAS# Delay Time (tRCD):17TN/A
Row Precharge Delay Time (tRP):17TN/A
Active to Precharge Delay Time (tRAS):36TN/A
Active to Active/Refresh Delay Time (tRC):53TN/A
Four Activate Window Delay Time (tFAW):28TN/A
Short Activate to Activate Delay Time (tRRD_S):5TN/A
Long Activate to Activate Delay Time (tRRD_L):7TN/A
Normal Refresh Recovery Delay Time (tRFC1):365TN/A
2x mode Refresh Recovery Delay Time (tRFC2):225TN/A
4x mode Refresh Recovery Delay Time (tRFC4):155TN/A


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