The following system was used to test the memory kit:
– Processor: Intel i9 9900K @ 5GHz
– Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X
– Graphics Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
– SSD: Crucial P2 500GB
– Mass Storage: GOODRAM IRDM PRO GEN.2 1TB
– PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Platinum
– CPU Cooler: SilverStone Permafrost PF240W-ARGB
– Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe
– OS: Windows 10 64-Bit (After April Update)
The RAM was tested using the CPU at its turbo frequency of 5 GHz. The memory was firstly tested using the standard X.M.P frequency while the second test was done with the memory at the maximum frequency reached while Overclocking. Each test was done a minimum of three times.
The Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine has a good overclocking potential, in the case of this review, the maximum overclock achieved was 3600MHz. This frequency is stable in all scenarios and more importantly, it was achieved without changing the original XMP timings and voltage.
As always, when overclocking RAM, the best performance gains are achieved by having a good ratio between higher frequency and lower timings.
Software used for testing the RAM Kit:
– CineBench R15
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider
– SuperPi 1.55 Mod
– AIDA64 Extreme Version: 6.32.5600
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
AIDA64 Read/Write/Copy Benchmark
AIDA64 Latency Benchmark
SuperPi 1.55 Mod
The Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine DDR4-3200 16GB is a good alternative to the mainstream RGB enabled memory kits, especially at around 100 USD or EUR.
The overclocking potential with this kit is quite good, better than what I had with the previous XPOWER Turbine kit. However, this is the reality of memory overclocking, no two RAM kits will perform or overclock the same, this is due to the silicone quality inside the memory chips.
The overall performance of the Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine is good, both in gaming and in synthetic benchmarks. In fact, the XPOWER Turbine is around the same level of performance as other RAM kits that use the Samsing made B-die memory chips.
The design of these RAM modules is something that you need to look at, as the light blue color will not match all systems and color combinations, especially with the RGB LEDs.
The build quality is good, the fit and finish of the metallic heatsinks is good and the same can be said for the PCB itself. In addition, there is no plastic present on these RAM modules.
One inconvenient of these RAM modules is the lack of availability, especially in a dual stick kit configuration.
In conclusion, the Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine DDR4-3200 16GB is a good choice for a gaming system. The performance is good and there is a good overclocking potential thanks to the Samsung B-die memory chips.