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Over the past few months, there have been many new faces in the enthusiast memory crowd. It used to be just Corsair, Kingston, OCZ, GeIL, and Mushkin being the key players in the "overclocking" memory business. All of a sudden, quiet memory manufacturers released their own line of enthusiast memory. Crucial started their Ballistix line; PDP started their Patriot line; Centon started their Advanced Gemini; PQI started their Turbo line; and a near non-existent G.Skill even showed their faces. There's just so many choices available now that it's hard to find the memory you want. Most of the time enthusiasts tend to go with the company they've been most comfortable with in the past. Today we introduce another player in the enthusiast memory circle--Wintec's AMP-X.
To give you a little introduction on Wintec Industries, they're a large OEM supplier of memory modules. I guess that's the reason why the majority of you will have no clue on who they are. They've been in the business since 1988, when I was just a wee lad. Their AMP-X line caters towards overclocking and gaming enthusiasts who look for high performance memory to get the most out of their system. Like all other companies, they're opening up a new field to get some name recognition. Currently they're pushing for DDR2, which is excellent memory but on a poor performing platform. Just wait until AMD starts using DDR2. Believe me, it'll be one kickass combination.
Today we have Wintec's flagship DDR2 PC2-5400. Even with the dropped prices on DDR2 memory, AMP-X still comes at a lower price than the big boys. We'll have a go and see whether such low prices mean bad performance.