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ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D45G DDR4-4400 MHz Review

The XPG product line from ADATA has a new family member in the newly released SPECTRIX D45G DDR4 modules. They’re a strong offering in the RGB memory space with high XMP ratings and budget-conscious price tags. It seems like just yesterday that an XMP rating of 4400 MHz would cost you upwards of $300, and that was without the added RGB element. But today’s review item offers that speed at a super-competitive price point of just $149.99. We obtained a test sample, and we’re going to put this budget memory to the test. Read More

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G.Skill Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4-5066 MHz Review

Intel’s newly released Z590 chipset offers a few advancements over previous platforms, but perhaps the most influential is its memory overclocking capabilities. The changes Intel made to the memory controller frequency, have enabled companies like G.Skill to offer XMP ratings of 4800 MHz and above for mainstream motherboards. Today we’re testing and overclocking one such newly released product. The Trident Z Royal Elite comes with a whopping 5066 MHz XMP rating. We’re pretty excited to show you G.Skill’s latest release, so follow along as we break down what we liked and didn’t like. Read More

Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB DDR4 Gaming Memory Review
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Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB DDR4 Gaming Memory Review

If you’ve read our recent memory reviews, then you know we’ve been exploring the performance and overclocking characteristics of Samsung-based dual-rank memory modules. It’s been an enlightening dive down the performance rabbit hole, but the high price of those kits means that they’re out of reach for the average user. So, are dual-rank memory kits only for those with deep pockets? The new XPOWER Zenith kit from Silicon Power proves that you can have 32 GB of dual-rank magic and have money left to spend elsewhere.  Read More

Team Group T-Force XTREEM ARGB 32GB Review
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Team Group T-Force XTREEM ARGB 32GB Review

Last December we reviewed G.Skill’s acclaimed Samsung B-Die-based dual-rank performance memory kit. Today, it remains one of the best performing kits on the market, but there’s a new challenger to the dual-rank 2 x 16 GB throne. Team Group quietly released their own ultra-performance Samsung B-Die-based dual-rank kit. The Team Group T-Force XTREEM ARGB is rated for 3600 MHz at shockingly low primary timings of CL14-15-15. Read More

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ADATA XPG Gammix S70: The New NVMe Speed King

ADATA has a new flagship elite-level SSD out and we managed to get our hands on it. Announced at CES 2020 and finally released now, the XPG Gammix S70 boasts one of the fastest NVMe speed ratings within the market today. It’s not just about crazy Crystal Disk Mark speeds, ADATA equipped the S70 with a radical finned heat sink to keep the drive cool and always performing at its maximum potential. Furthermore, they managed to get this drive to the market with performance-competitive pricing. We’re pretty excited about the potential for this drive so join us as we give you the product tour and put it to the test for you.  Read More

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G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 32GB DDR4 4000 Review

 G.Skill recently released a few new special kits of DDR4 that feature super-fast XMP profiles and including one that is dual rank. Within the enthusiast PC community, there’s been a whole lot of buzz about dual-rank memory modules and how they offer superior performance for some benchmarks and games. Simply put, this means there are ICs on both sides of the memory PCB for better interleaving and thus better performance. We reached out to G.Skill and they sent us their new dual-rank flagship product, the unbelievably fast 2 x 16 GB 4000 CL16-19-19 Trident Z Royal.  Read More

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XPG Spectrix D50 Extreme DDR4: Elite Memory for Serious Enthusiasts

With DDR5 on the horizon, we have entered into the final phase of DDR4 DRAM IC production. Lately, speedy XMP profiles have emerged such as 4400 CL16 and 3800 CL14, which are a far cry from the early days of DDR4. Not to be out shadowed, companies like Micron and SK Hynix have been pushing the high-frequency limit and making great advancements there as well. Today we have the opportunity to test one such memory kit that’s pushing the high-frequency limits. ADATA sent us their Spectrix D50 Extreme, which has an incredible XMP rating of 5000 MHz CL19. Read More

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T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4: 64 GB on a budget

Modern games and applications are consuming more system memory than ever before. In recent years we’ve seen an increase from 8GB to 16GB and now even 32 GB is required in some titles for optimal game performance. Today we’re looking at a new 2 x 32 GB DDR4 offering from Team Group. The T-Force Vulcan Z is a budget-conscious product line targeted towards gaming enthusiasts. It was recently expanded to include a density option of 32 GB in a single stick. Team Group is known for delivering excellent price/performance, so join us as we see if this memory meets the status quo. Read More

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ADATA Spectrix D50 DDR4 Review

Born to serve the needs of high-performance computers, ADATA’s new XPG Spectrix D50 combines speedy XMP profiles with a stylish but subdued RGB design. We’ve recently seen companies pushing the limits of RGB memory modules, but ADATA took the D50 in a different direction focusing on aesthetics while not forgetting about performance and value. Read More

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Mushkin Redline Frostbyte DDR4 Review

Up on the test bench today is a DDR4 offering from Mushkin Enhanced. Their Redline Frostbyte features speedy XMP profiles and aggressive styling, but will it be compatible with AMD’s newest generation of motherboards? Memory compatibility on AMD’s X570 series platform is still problematic at best. Many of the memory kits on the market today were designed with Intel platforms in mind. Choosing a kit of memory at random and expecting it to work flawlessly on AMD platforms could end in a comparability nightmare. We’d like to explore this memory further and put it to the test on our AMD X570 based test bench. Read More