The XPG Lancer RGB is one of the first DDR5 memory kits available in the market for Intel Alder Lake system, and it offers impressive speed and capacity back then but for a price. The kits are still in the market but with DDR5 now more affordable and AMD also now using DDR5, its time to try out these new EXPO-equipped ADATA XPG LANCER RGB sticks. In this review, I will share my experience with the XPG Lancer RGB DDR5-6000 and how it compares to a newer memory kit in the market.
Features & Specification
- New speed benchmark in gaming memory
- Beautifully crafted heat sink
- PMIC and ECC for Reliability
- Supports Intel XMP 3.0 and AMD EXPO for easy overclocking
- Customizable RGB light effects (RGB Models)
- Memory Type: DDR5
- Form Factor: U-DIMM
- Color: Black / White
- Capacity: 16GB / 32GB
- Speeds: 5200, 5600, 6000, 6400, 7200MT/s
- CAS Latencies: 30-40
- Operating Voltage: 1.25V-1.4V
- Operating Temperature: 0°C to 85°C
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 133.35 x 40 x 8mm
- Weight: 72.4g
- Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
XPG products are prominently packaged in their red-orange box. The XPG Lancer package features hero photo of the RAM stick along with a little portrait of Mera, the XPG mascot, on the lower part of the box. Take note that there is a MERA ediiton of this RAM kit which has MERA on the heatsink. That model has a larger print of MERA on the front of the box.
The XPG Lancer RGB DDR5 are actually a nice change of pace from the cylindrical and triangular styling of DDR4 XPG kits. The XPG Lancer RGB DDR5 is more sleek and its texture choice for the varied design tooling is very nice.
With the lighr bar not that prominent from the side, much of the light is concentrated on the top of the XPG Lancer RGB DDR5. They aren’t tall sticks but may be tall enough to cause issues with tower coolers.
|Test System Configuration (AMD AM5 System)|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 9 7950X|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E GAMING WIFI|
|Cooling||NZXT KRAKEN X73 RGB|
|Graphics Card||ZOTAC GeForce RTX 4080 AMP HOLO EXTREME|
|Storage||KINGSTON FURY RENEGADE 2TB|
|Power Supply||FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W|
|Case||OpenBench Table Community Edition|
With AMD and Intel now both supporting DDR5 and DDR5 itself now being much faster than its first launch, we can now return to running benchmarks on both active systems. For now, we’re still building up this library and for this review, we’ll share with your results from our AMD system.
Performance Results – AMD
The XPG Lancer RGB DDR5-6000 memory kit and DDR5 in general has gone down in price significantly and these first-generation models are not the first-of-mind when it comes to current systems. Still, they offer great value now if you can snag them for $100 or less. That said, there’s a lot of competitors in the market but as you can see, in most applications, even the newer G.Skill memory doesn’t add much of a reason to get newer memory sticks for games.
In closing, the XPG Lancer DDR5-6000 is an excellent memory kit for gamers and enthusiasts who want a depende set of DDR5 sticks with a bit of flash. It offers decent speed options, high capacity, and RGB lighting that actually not gaudy. It is compatible with the latest Intel platforms and supports XMP 3.0 for easy overclocking as well as AMD EXPO. It is also backed by a lifetime warranty from XPG. If it appeals to you visually or you just like MERA ehem I mean ADATA XPG, then XPG Lancer DDR5-6000 is a memory kit that you won’t regret buying.