Aeneon is a relatively new brand on the market, re-launched about 7 months ago. Originally under the Infineon brand, it is now a Qimonda brand after the spinoff of Infineon as Qimonda. Qimonda decided to continue the use of the Aeneon brand name for it's retail market division. As part of the strategy, Aeneon exclusively uses Qimonda DRAM chips. This is similar to the use of Micron chips for the Micron owned Crucial brand. We all know that when it comes down to the performance memory market, the DRAM "chip-to-get" changes like the seasons. Other companies such as Corsair, Kingston and OCZ aren't restricted to certain DRAM manufacturers and have more flexibility when creating product lineups. Some of those brands have used Qimonda chips in the past, and many video cards use fast GDDR from Qimonda, and today we'll check out a DDR3 kit from Aeneon which uses Qimonda DRAM chips.
The memory kit on the plate today is from Aeneon's performance line of RAM, XTune. It's comprised of 2GB (2x1GB DIMMs) of DDR3 rated to run at 1333MHz at CL8 (specifically, 8-8-8-24). Aeneon tests these kits in pairs to ensure performance and stability in dual channel configuration.
The heatspreader on the front side of the module has Aeneon and XTune branding on it in the form of raised lettering, finished off with painted stripes going across the length.
The heatspreader on the back side of the module has the same Aeneon branding as the front, along with the same stripes as well. To identify the exact model of Xtune memory, there is a sticker. From our observations, there were no visible defects and the modules looked to be of high build quality.