This time, we are reviewing the XPOWER Turbine RGB DDR4 RAM from Silicon Power with a more flashy and gaming-influenced design, unlike the XPOWER AirCool Series. It features an integrated heatsink and RGB lighting.
The XPOWER Turbine RGB is packaged in a cardboard box. The small plastic window at the front shows the actual memory stick. Short descriptions in 14 languages are printed alongside the contact information of the tech support.
The two identical memory sticks (SP016GXLZU320FSB) for our dual-channel 32 GB kit come in two separate boxes, which are securely placed on a plastic tray. You can choose to have frequency from 3200 MHz to 4133 MHz, and single module capacity from 8 GB to 16 GB.
Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine RGB DDR4-3200 32GB Kit
The dark grey aluminum heat spreader, with a brushed metal finish, covers the black printed circuit board (PCB) underneath. The “XPOWER” logo and some kind of RGB honeycomb pattern can be found on the large stickers on both sides. You can also locate the memory’s part number, serial number, capacity, rated frequency and timings (DDR4-3200 CL16).
The memory stick is 133.4 mm long and 40.8 mm tall. The 288 golden pins at the bottom are used to transfer both data and power for DDR4 RAM.
The RGB light bar on the top has the “XPOWER” logo and fin-like styling, that spans across the length of the memory stick. Light will pass through the translucent plastic diffuser.
To evaluate the performance of the particular memory kit, we use a total of five benchmarking software. AIDA64‘s internal “Cache and Memory Benchmark” and MaxxPI²’s MaxxMem² are used to determine the read, write and copy speeds, as well as the latency. Cinebench R15 and Cinebench R20 are perfect for testing how the memory kit affects CPU performance. SiSoftware Sandra can show the total bandwidth. The memory kit will be tested in two different settings/profiles.
- Default: 2400 MHz at 17-17-17-39 @ 1.20 V
- XMP 2.0 Profile 1: 3200 MHz at 16-18-18-38 @ 1.35 V
Test Bench Setup:
In AIDA64, the Turbine RGB performed respectably great, matching the speeds of other memory kits at the same frequency. Compared to the XPOWER AirCool, it had very similar results at 2666 MHz, which became a sizable lead at 3200 MHz (about 2.28% to 9.80% better). It also beat the HyperX FURY RGB by slight margins.
At 3200 MHz, the Turbine RGB could achieve read/write/copy speeds over 29000 MB/s, 38000 MB/s and 33000 MB/s respectively in MaxxMem². It was slightly better than the XPOWER AirCool in two out of three categories (+0.474% to +0.552%).
The Turbine RGB was able to reach 30.21 GB/s and 25 GB/s of bandwidth in SiSoftware Sandra. The bandwidth was increased by 20.84%, when the frequency was set from 2666 MHz to 3200 MHz.
In both AIDA64 and MaxxMem², the latency dropped when the XMP profile was applied at 3200 MHz. It decreased from 57.5 ns and 64.8 ns to 48 ns and 55.1 ns.
Cinebench R15 and Cinebench R20 did not seem to be hugely impacted by the difference in memory frequencies. The scores were only boosted by 10 and 7 points for the Turbine RGB.
The lighting is bright and colorful, but there are small hotspots at the middle of the top diffuser. The transitions are smooth.
The Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine RGB is one of the best performing memory kits we have tested at its rated 3200 MHz, with decently low latency. The memory remained very stable with the XMP 2.0 profile during the benchmarks. The RAM module is low-profile enough for great compatibility and clearance, despite having the integrated heat spreader and RGB light bar.
The Turbine RGB costs about $128.97 USD for the 32 GB DDR4-3200 kit at the moment of this review, with a lifetime warranty. (Please note that memory pricings change from time to time, due to supply and demand.) For comparison, the HyperX Fury RGB with identical frequency and capacity is priced around $170 USD to $180 USD. I would suggest considering the Turbine RGB, if you want an affordable memory kit with great performance and RGB lighting.
You can purchase the memory from your local/online resellers or the links below from Amazon and Newegg.
- Amazon US: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine RGB DDR4-3200 RAM 32 GB kit
- Newegg US: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine RGB DDR4-3200 RAM 32 GB kit
Thanks Silicon Power for providing us the memory for review. (Review Sample)
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