Published in Memory
A-DATA jumps the gun with triple channel DDR3
by Slobodan Simic on03 October 2008
Vitesta DDR3 at 1333 and 1600MHz
Even though Intel's Nehalem, also known as Core i7, is still over a month away, A-Data decided to spill the beans on its DDR3 triple channel memory kits. The new Vitesta DDR3 series will be available in 3 and 6GB capacities at 1333MHz and 1600MHz speeds.
The new kits, painted in a nice racing red color, will work at 1600MHz with 8-8-8-24 latencies while the lower priced 1333MHz kit should end up with with 7-7-7-20 latencies. According to the press release, the rated voltage for the DDR3-1333+ is 1.65V-1.75V which might be a problem with some X58 motherboards as Asus' motheboard comes with a sticker that warns about memory with voltage rated above 1.65V.
Both kits are backed by a lifetime warranty and are made on a high quality 6 layer PCB. A-Data wasn't kind enough to release the price tag of these new kits as they will have to wait for Intel's Nehalem to make its appearance in November.