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We’ve been fortunate enough to have reviewed many of the Ballistix DDR4 memory kits. From the Sport LT to the Elite, we’ve been impressed with them all. Up until now we haven’t had the opportunity to review the Tactical.
The Trident Z RGB offers the same brushed black aluminum finish on one side with the gunmetal gray brushed black aluminum finish on the other as the original Trident Z did, however G.Skill added a something special. That something special is a RGB lit bar running along the top of each module. The RGB lighting is controllable via G.Skill’s own software or with Asus’s Aura software.
Specifically designed for Ryzen, G.Slill's Flare X offers speeds from 2133MHz, 2400MHz, and 3200Mhz. There are 8GB x 2 (16GB total) through 16GB x 4 (64GB total) configurations are available as well. They feature black heat spreaders that are shared with the Ripjaws 4 memory line and a G.SKILL decal on each side of the modules. The 42mm tall aluminum heat spreaders come in black or red and should clear most coolers.
The Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 offer speeds from 3000 MHz to 3333 Mhz. They feature very high profile black aluminum heat spreaders with a total memory module height of 53.9mm. At 3200 MHz, the HyperX Predator DDR4 16GB kit I am reviewing today is the second fastest DDR4 memory kit that Kingston offers. There is no single thing that is subtle about the Predators.
Gaming oriented high performance memory has been around for years, and RGB lighting has as well, but the combination of the two is a relatively new category. While Ram kits with LED’s can be found clear back in the DDR2 days, GeIL was one of the very first to put RGB capable modules into the hands of consumers with their new EVO X DDR4 Kits. Separating the high performance DDR4 module’s circuitry into 2 entirely independent sections allows maximum memory performance without interference from the lighting. On the opposite side, the RGB lighting effects can be powered via any 3 or 4pin fan header and the color selected by moving the Red GeIL switch on top of the module. Full RGB effects can also be had by connecting the included 4pin cable to your motherboards RGB header. This way, the Modules can sync with the rest of your system lighting and is compatible with ASUS AURA Sync, as well as MSI’s Mystic Lighting. No other memory kit currently on the market offers such flexibility to the end User.
G.Skill has a long history of producing high performance memory modules dating back to 1989. DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 and Now DDR4 have all been covered by various levels from budget to Eco to Extreme performance. Current Incarnations of high performance DDR4 carry the TridentZ naming, and are some of the highest performing DDR4 modules currently on the market. Holding down a huge number of coveted spots on leaderboards, From highest retail speeds, to highest ever overclocked memory frequencies, The TridentZ line is built for ‘Performance for the Truly Extreme’. No matter what your needs, G.Skill has you covered with single sticks, Dual, Triple and Quad channel memory kits up to 128GB and XMP speeds of 4000Mhz and beyond. If a static color is so 2016, G.Skill even has TridentZ kits with software controlled RGB lighting in place of the accent color strip.
Team Group has been around for quite some time since the 1997. Established in Taiwan, Taipei, Team Group is known for their memory modules and flash products such as SD cards and flash drives. Today we will be looking at one of their newest memory module, the Delta DDR4, which was created in partnership with Avexir. This low-profile LED-lighted module looks cool indeed and are perfect for red-themed gaming rigs. How well will this perform and overclock compared to other memory kits out there? Let's find that out today.