Performance: 34 out of 40.
While 16-18-18 at DDR4-3200 frequencies is not as tight nor as fast as some kits in its price range there is not much to dislike about this kit from a performance perspective. Yes it is not best of the best… but it is not meant to be. This is the mid-tier model in the Turbine series and those with an even greater need for speed will easily find a XPower Turbine model that is right for them. Just expect to pay more for it than the DDR4-3200 16GB XPower Turbine model.
Ease of Use: 19 out of 20
Thanks to its combination of copious 1.2v JDEC encodings with an XMP DDR4-3200 setting this kit is plug and play simple. Better still, where it makes use of Samsung B-dies even AMD users need not worry about it not playing nice. That is a killer combination.
Build Quality & Warranty: 18 out of 20
While the heat spreader’s color scheme will be a love/hate deal, once you get beyond skin deep there is a lot to like about this new series. Excellent RAM ICs, custom 10-layer PCB, lifetime warranty… this really is how to make a good introduction to the enthusiast DDR4 marketplace.
Value: 19 out of 20
The value of this series is rather good. Compared to the previous Silicon Power Gaming series it is outstanding. As long as Silicon Power can get it to the North American markets it will be hard to beat.
Final Score: 90 out 100
The Silicon Power XPower Turbine series may not be perfect, but thanks to its use of excellent Samsung B-dies backstopped by a good heat spreader design the new Turbine series is going to help put Silicon Power on the map. There really is not much to dislike about this new series beyond the color scheme – which Silicon Power is working hard on to offer other color options in the near future.