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RAM is one of the most important components of a blazing fast computer. We have a growing library of unbiased RAM reviews and computer memory reviews. Our RAM manufacturer partners are some of the top names in performance memory for PCs in the industry today.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 8:00am
G.Skill TridentZ NEO DDR4 3600MHz 16GB

G.Skill’s Trident family of memory has been around for quite a few years now with early models landing back in the DDR2 generations. By far the most popular has been the DDR4 based TridentZ family. Launching with a grey and black heat spreader and a red trim piece on top, TridentZ set the bar for performance memory for everyone else. Gamers are a bit picky when it comes to aesthetics, so G.Skill updated the TridentZ family with colored top bars to more easily blend in with any theme. When the RGB craze hit a couple of years ago, G.Skill was one of the first to take the plunge with the TridentZ RGB lineup. With AMD’s 3rd generation processors finally able to take full advantage of high-performance memory, G.Skill welcomes them into the family with the new TridentZ Neo. With a new Dual-Tone heat spreader, TridentZ Neo is engineered to get the most out of any Ryzen 3000 series processor on the AMD X570 platform.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, November 4, 2019 - 8:00am

We’ve been seeing a bit of a trend lately, the anti-RGB train. While the RGB craze was (and still is) quite a bit of fun, many are shunning the now proverbial ‘Unicorn Puke’ trend and going back to a clean and slightly less dazzling build. Whether users are doing this to be different by NOT going RGB, or trying to save a few bucks for performance rather than razzle-dazzle, the problem is actually a lack of decent options in the non-RGB realm. Yes, you can turn RGB off, but why should you have to pay for something you don’t need? Viper has the answer for you with their Blackout Edition memory. Designed to be the ‘little black dress’ for your dark build, and validated for AMD’s Ryzen platform, Viper gives you the performance you want, the compatibility and speed you need, and exactly zero RGB. Let’s see how it does!

Posted by James Keir
on Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:00am
GeIL EVO X II AMD Edition

When AMD first released Ryzen, choosing memory for your new system wasn’t that easy as the list of compatible memory was quite small. Fast forward two generations with AMD’s new 3000 series of processors, it has gotten much better, but you still have to keep a close eye to make sure your chosen memory works well with Ryzen. GeIL has taken the guesswork out of it with its new EVO X II AMD Edition ram. Not only is the EVO X II AMD Edition ram guaranteed to be compliable, it is also available at various speeds from 2400 to 4000MHz, has an RGB LED light bar, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Let’s head to the test bench to see how well the EVO II X performs.

Posted by James Keir
on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:00am
TeamGroup Vulcan Z

When picking your component out for your new PC, not everyone is crazy about the current RGB theme featured in many builds. Instead, they just want components that perform well, look good on their own, and give them great value for their money. TeamGroup’s T-Force Vulcan Z’s offer just that with speeds of 2666/3000/3200 MHz, a stylish red or silver aluminum heat spreader, and compatible with both Intel and Ryzen. The Vulcan Z’s are also easy on the pocketbook coming in at an MSRP of $69.99 for the 3200MHz version.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 8:00am
Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4 4000Mhz Memory

When the Ballistix Elite series came out, it ended up being one of our favorites for its subtle black aesthetics and class-leading performance. With the advances in CPU’s and their ability to handle higher speed memory, Ballistix has updated the lineup with new speeds. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Dual-channel 16GB (2x8GB) 4000 MHz kit featuring the same sleek, low-profile heat spreader and low-key lack of lighting, Ballistix has upped the ante clear to the 4000MHz effective speed. Let’s see how it does!

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, August 19, 2019 - 8:00am
Patriot Signature Line Premium DDR4 Memory

With the flood of flashy RGB enabled memory on the market that can hit speeds faster than most CPU’s, it’s easy to forget that most of the systems out there aren't able to overclock and wouldn’t be able to take advantage of those speeds, even if you wanted to pay the significant premium to own them. Does this mean you can't have great performance and good looks? Not at all. Dressed in the little black dress of the memory world, a sleek black heat spreader, Patriot’s Signature Line Premium doesn’t make compromises.

Posted by James Keir
on Friday, July 19, 2019 - 8:00am
TeamGroup T1 Gaming

If you are building on a budget, many concessions have to be made in both aesthetics and performance when choosing your components. With TeamGroup’s new T1 Gaming Series 2666MHz DDR4 kits, you won’t have to sacrifice either of those. The T1 Gaming kits feature selected high-quality IC’s, an ultra-low operating voltage of 1.2v and a unique color printed design on the PCB. Since the T1 Gaming series doesn’t have the additional cost of RGB lighting and a heat spreader, a 2 x 8GB (16GB) kit comes in at a very affordable MSRP of $57.99.

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