Samsung Green 8GB VLP 1600MHz Kit Review

Test Setup and PC Mark Vantage

Samsung Green 8GB VLP 1600MHz Kit Review

Test Setup

We've got the Samsung in our standard Sandy Bridge test setup that we use for all our dual-channel testing.

Samsung Green VLP 8GB
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4GHz
Noctua NH-D14
Cougar CM1000 PSU
Windows 7 64 Bit


Without a heat-spreader in place this really isn't designed to have 1.65v pushed through it, and that would be missing the point anyway. One of the downsides of the Sandy Bridge fixed BCLK is the next memory speed is a whopping 266MHz ahead and there are very few kits that can cope with that.

Samsung Green 8GB VLP 1600MHz Kit Review

PC Mark Vantage

The major comparison for the Samsung Green is the Corsair Vengeance which runs at 1.35v, .15v less than we need to obtain 1600MHz from the VLP. However the results are pretty close throughout PC Mark Vantage.

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next»

Most Recent Comments

06-02-2012, 10:19:54

This vlp isn't so much of a redefinition.

We have, and still are, using some (approximately a 1000) sticks of Kingston at this height to ""upgrade"" computers as a ""refresh"".

This stuff has it's place and uses, and I'm very surprised about not being able to use less voltage.Quote

06-02-2012, 12:59:55

wow!!! they're sooooo cute!!!Quote

06-02-2012, 18:15:45

I have seen this ram (or similar one) overclock 2200-2500mhz and the timings reduced at 1600mhz.Quote

12-02-2012, 23:47:39

Nice review. These sticks do redefine what we think when it comes to low profile. It's a shame they don't perform better.Quote

21-04-2012, 00:17:00

I just got them, they are amazing.

1600 MHz C9 at 1.3v - I will try lower.

2133 MHz C10 at 1.45v

They not even warm at these settings.Quote

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.