In somewhat of a welcomed change, Kingmax have released the Zeus Dragon DDR4 memory series that features absolutely no RGB illumination, and it looks great!
The aluminium alloy heat sink not only acts to dissipate heat efficiently, but the blend of both Eastern and Western style dragon symbols creates an appealing and elegant finish. Kingmax claim that "the luxurious etchings present the superiority of the dragon and display the assertiveness and dignity of royalty".
Who doesn't love fast memory? CORSAIR definitely do and have you just unveiled their fastest dual-channel 32GB DDR4 memory kit ever, running at a world-first 4,333MHz. The new CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX CMK32GX4M4K4333C19 kit is built with hand-sorted and extensively binned Samsung B-die ICs, runs CL19-26-26-46 timings at 1.5V and to put it simply, this kit is a BEAST.
As you can see above, the CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX CMK32GX4M4K4333C19 32GB kit is paired up with an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X Hero motherboard and Intel Core i5-8600K processor and completed a MemTest stress test at 4,333MHz, a record for this configuration.
Samsung is ramping up its DRAM production, with the company setting itself up to expand two of its DRAM manufacturing plants in Hwasung and Pyeongtaek, both in South Korea.
Samsung will be re-purposing some of its 2D NAND flash at its Hwasung plant, which will then be used to boost DRAM production, which should start in Q1 2018. The Pyeongtaek-based plant is also being refitted, with DRAM manufacturing clean rooms that will be built on the plant's second floor.
But we all want to know when cheaper DDR4 will be here, which is what Samsung is going to be able to offer once DRAM production is up, but don't expect anything until the second half of 2018. The PC industry isn't the only place where increased DRAM production will alleviate shortages, as smartphones and tablets also use lots of DRAM these days. DRAM stock has been depleted over the last 9 months or so, with RAM prices skyrocketing up by to 100%.
G.SKILL doesn't ride in the slow lane, with the company announcing their new Ripjaws series DDR4-3800 RAM kit in SO-DIMM form, the fastest SO-DIMM RAM on the planet.
The new Ripjaws SO-DIMM memory is aimed at mini-ITX gaming PCs, with ASRock's latest X299-E ITX/ac being one of the motherboards that will work with the 32GB kit of SO-DIMM. If you were to mix this with Intel's new flagship Core i9-7980XE, you'll have one of the smallest, and one of the most powerful rigs money can buy.
As for specifications, G.SKILL has their new Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM kits in three different speeds: 3200MHz, 3600MHz, and 3800MHz. They all come with different timings, with the 3200MHz and 3600MHz kits coming in at 16-16-16-36 while the 3800MHz kit is slightly higher with 18-18-18-38. Something to take note of, the 3200MHz kit can be purchased in a huge 64GB kit if you need it.
G.SKILL has supercharged its new enthusiast-grade TridentZ RGB RAM kits with big capacities to match the 4000MHz+ frequency speeds.
G.SKILL today announced the fastest 32GB RGB RAM kit on the market with its new TridentZ DDR4 configuration. The kit, which is yet another example of G.SKILL constantly pushing the RAM bar further, includes 4x 8GB modules clocked at 4266MHz with CL19-23-23-43 timings and 1.4V of power draw. And of course each module is flavored with scintillating prismatic flux via RGB lighting, adding a splash of beauty to any build.
As company the touts, this RAM breakthrough was achieve just a week after Intel's 8th gen Core processors and the new Z370 chipset motherboards came to market. The new 32GB TridentZ RGB DDR4-4266 kit was stress tested on an ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero motherboard alongside a new Intel Core i5-8600K CPU.
G.SKILL have announced their new Trident Z and Trident Z RGB memory kits for 8th Gen Intel Core processors built on the Coffee Lake microarchitecture and Z370 chipset motherboards. These kits utilize Samsung's B-die integrated circuit components that focuses on performance. G.SKILL have introduced three impressive kits, including the two-channel DDR4-4600MHz Trident Z kit, the quad-channel DDR4-4200MHz Trident Z kit and the quad-channel DDR4-4000MHz Trident Z RGB kit for all those RGB lovers out there.
G.SKILL are out to prove they're the kings of DDR4 memory with their ultra-fast Trident Z DDR4-4600MHz kit that features timings of CL19-25-25-45 at 1.5V, this is insane performance.
Corsair have announced their latest addition to their memory range, the Corsair VENGEANCE RGB White DDR4 RAM. Featuring a new, sleek heat spreader and intense RGB LEDs, the VENGENANCE RGB White is everything Corsair stand for, extreme performance and aesthetically pleasing.
Corsair's new white headspreader actively cool each individual memory module, this allows for extreme performance even when under stress from overclocking. Featuring a custom performance PCB for better signaling and specially designed lighting circuitry, the VENGENANCE RGB White also features XMP 2.0 support to ensure easy configuration of your memory.
GeIL have been busy lately, with recently releasing their Super Luce RGB memory range and now annoucing that the EVO X ROG-certified RGB Gaming memory that features ASUS ROG certification will be added to their range. This collaboration between ASUS ROG and GeIL signifies the innovation and dedication by both companies to deliver high-performance innovative hardware dedicated for enthusiasts.
Available in dual or quad-channel DDR4-3000MHz kits, when paired with certain ASUS ROG motherboards this allows for automatic performance boost mode that allows for extreme performance. ASUS AURA lighting control app allows for synchronization of RGB LED illumination and when paired with ASUS ROG motherboard, graphics card and other RGB UI compatible components, gives users the ultimate illumination experience.
If you're like me, you've been waiting for the perfect - and massive, DDR4 memory kit for your AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU. G.SKILL has now unleashed its new Trident Z RGB memory kit, which is fully optimized for AMD Ryzen, and Threadripper platforms.
G.SKILL's new Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory kits arrive in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB kits. G.SKILL has its current Trident Z RGB kits with an 'X' at the end of their model numbers, so you can see the difference between the current models on the market. We have varying clock speeds, with:
G.SKILL's use of a solid metal heat sink with brushed aluminum textures will keep the DDR4 RAM cool, while looking like it's worth a million bucks. G.SKILL won't have its new Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory kits for Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper until next month.
GeIL today announced the Super Luce RGB Lite DDR4 memory range. If you're a fan of GeIL products, you may remember that GeIL have recently released the Super Luce RGB Sync variant. These modules are practically identical with only a few subtle differences.
There is no software support for The Super Luce RGB Lite, this means you can't customize your RGB LED settings and are locked with the manufactures preset lighting. The Super Luce RGB Sync supported a cable that connected to your motherboard, allowing customization via software.
As for performance, as expected they're identical. Both feature single and dual-channel kits up to 32GB (2x16GB), speeds of DDR4-2133MHz to DDR4-3200MHz and are available in black and white finish. Backed with lifetime warranty, GeIL also offer AMD variants of the Super Luce RBG line up for those AMD Ryzen builds.