Memory

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

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T-Force Xtreem ARGB DDR4 Review

In December of 2019 Team Group released the T-Force Xtreem ARGB memory modules. This new addition to the companies’ gaming memory lineup features a radical new design with a mirrored heat spreader that is also opaque and illuminated from behind. In the modern DDR4 arena, companies are constantly breaking new ground with design elements to attract customers. They’ve done enough to attract our attention, but we’d also like to know how the memory performs. Read More

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Team Group Dark Zα DDR4 Gaming Memory Review

Team Group recently released its answer to the ever-growing problem of XMP memory compatibility on AMD X570 series motherboards. Deriving it’s name in part from the Greek alphabet, the new T-Force Dark Zα, or Z-Alpha is poised to make a big splash in the AMD memory market. Team Group’s marketing assures that this memory has been tailor-made for the current generation AMD platform. We are going to put that claim to the test, as well as see what this memory has to offer in terms of overclocking headroom. Come join us as we explore this memory and see what it has to offer. Read More

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Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600 Review

Today we have the opportunity to test something a little different in the modern DDR4 memory market. For high-end computer builders and enthusaiasts, Samsung B-Die has remained the undisputed champion in recent years. Although other options have always been available, when it comes to overclocking and performance, there is simply no competition. Today, we are testing the Crucial Ballistix Elite, which is running a new breed of Micron memory IC’s. With very high XMP ratings, and moderately tight timings, it promises to be a contender in this space. Please read along to find out more. Read More

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G.SKILL Trident Z Neo For AMD X570

AMD’s new X570 platform introduces enhanced memory speed capabilities. The integrated memory controller in previous generations of Ryzen CPU’s severely limited the frequency and range of timings. To take advantage of the all new memory capabilities, G.Skill introduced the Trident Z Neo. The Neo’s built-in XMP memory profile is optimized to work with AMD Ryzen 3 series CPU’s and X570 motherboards. We got our hands on the new G.Skill Trident Z Neo, so join us as we evaluate this memory using an X570 motherboard. Read More

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Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3200 Memory Kit Review

Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3200 is an interesting memory and can be recommended to all users, especially gamers. The Viper Gaming series, as its name suggests, is designed for gamers so it’s not a surprise that we will find many features that are important for this specific group of users. The Viper RGB is stable, fast, and offers exceptional looking lighting effects. Pretty much everything that gamers want nowadays. Read More