Samsung MV-3V4G3D DDR3-1600 8GB Memory Kit Review

Samsung are well known as manufacturers of consumer televisions, laptops and other electronics. Samsung’s SSDs have been gathering traction and some rave reviews across the industry, and also picking up steam are Samsung’s offerings to the memory sector.

Available in 2GB or 4GB DIMMs, with kits available for 4GB, 8GB and in some locations, 16GB, Samsung have something available for every user. Rated at 1600Mhz at only 1.35v, the kit is designed to fit into the low voltage/green market segment. With stock timings of 11-11-11-28, these kits aren’t aimed at the performance consumer.. but knowing that these DIMMs also support higher voltages, lets see how far we can push them, shall we?

Thanks to Samsung for providing us with the MV-3V4G3D DDR3-1600 8GB Memory Kit for us to review.


Product Type DDR3 30nm
Design PC3-12800
Class 30 Nano Class

Sequential Write Speed 1600MHz (PC3-12800)
Compatibility 1333MHz (PC3-10600)
CAS Latency CL11 (11-11-11-28) @1600MHz

Power Consumption (W) 1.65W
Voltage 1.35V

Form Factor
Product 240-Pin UDIMM

Product Limited Lifetime

Displaying their green credentials, Samsung have packaged the MV-3V4G3D in 100% recyclable packaging. It’s a very simple cardboard solution with two sheets holding the small plastic DIMM holders in place. On the front of the package there is Samsung’s logo, some information about the DIMMs, as well as the Memory For Life tagline; a play on Samsungs lifetime warranty, and also promoting green computing at the same time.

Samsung MV-3V4G3D DDR3-1600 8GB Memory Kit Samsung MV-3V4G3D DDR3-1600 8GB Memory Kit

The rear of the package has a table with speeds supported and the timings you should run them at. Supplementing this are some technological features of the kit, as well as stating that these DIMMs have a lifetime warranty supporting them.

Samsung MV-3V4G3D DDR3-1600 8GB Memory Kit

Inside the package are the DIMMs themselves, no more and no less.