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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 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 8:00am
ZADAK SHIELD DC Double Capacity RGB DDR4 32GB 3200MHZ

If you are a fan of smaller systems, and also need maximum performance, you often slam into one unbreakable wall: Maximum ram capacity. You can either step up to a larger system with more memory slots, or find a way to make due with 2x16GB. While most users can get by with 32GB of ram or less, content creators, professionals and heavy multi-taskers are running out of memory more and more while CPU capabilities keep growing. If you are one of the above power users facing a choice, what do you do? Well, thanks to Zadak and Asus, you can have your cake and eat it too. Featuing an unprecedented 32GB per stick, Zadak’s new Shield DC RGB gives you a full 64GB of system memory on select two-slot boards.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 8:00am
Patriot Signature Line DDR4 SODIMM Memory

Even though we spend most of our time looking at fancy and more frequently, flashy, memory kits designed for overclocking and maximum gaming performance, most systems out there don’t need and often can't use the extra abilities of these kits. With most systems locked to a maximum JEDEC speed in the 2133 to 2666 MHz range, kits that are built to hit 3000 or even 4000 MHz and above are simply wasted on a locked platform. While this may be blasphemous to some, most systems don’t have RGB and some people prefer not to have it. Can you imagine how distracting an office at work would be with dozens of machines lit up like a disco? When you don’t want or need all the bling and OC headroom, Patriot’s Signature Line of memory has you covered. Today we’ll be looking at a pair of SODIMM’s made for laptops and other portable or small form-factor systems.

Posted by James Keir
on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:00am
TeamGroup Vulcan TUF

When building a PC you’re always concerned with the compatibility of your chosen components. It can be quite the task to wade through the QVL of potential motherboards to verify that your ram will function correctly. Thankfully, if you choose to go with TUF certified components, this will not be an issue because all TUF hardware is guaranteed to be compatible across all components. A new member of the TUF Alliance is TeamGroup’s Vulcan TUF Gaming Alliance DDR4 Gaming Memory. This memory module is available in 2400/3000/3200/3600MHz frequencies and has a working voltage of 1.2 to 1.35v. Fitting with the TUF theme, it features a black and yellow military pattern on a full coverage aluminum heat spreader which should complement your TUF build perfectly.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00am
GeIL Super Luce RGB Sync DDR4 Gaming Memory

Almost three and a half years ago GeIL’s Super Luce memory was one of the first LED-equipped memory modules to do something besides just light up.  The iLuce Thermal-Beaming technology would indicate module temperature by varying the temp of the breathing effect of the lighting. A few years later, most of the world has learned that DDR4 memory just really doesn’t get too hot. So what do you do with all of that lighting? Well in this era, you convert it to RGB and use it for the best gaming aesthetics of course! To really ice the proverbial cake, the RGB lighting effect is controllable from many of the industries RGB control software such as ASUS’s Aura Sync, Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion and MSI’s Mystic Light sync to seamlessly blend into the rest of your perfect gaming system.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, August 20, 2018 - 8:00am
Ballistix Sport AT DDR4 Gaming Memory

ASUS and Ballistix are arguably juggernauts in the motherboard and memory industry respectively, so what happens when they work together under the TUF Gaming Alliance umbrella? Ballistix Sport AT is born. Ballistix Sport AT is designed and certified for complete compatibility for ASUS TUF series motherboards. Dressed in the same striking yellow, black, and grey with hints of digital camo, you’ll have aesthetic harmony with other components from the TUF Gaming Alliance. This collaboration just might be TUF to beat.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 8:00am
Intel Optane Memory Data Drive Acceleration

When Intel’s 3D XPoint technology hit the market as Intel Optane Technology, it could do wonderful things to your computer, but only in the right configuration. To take advantage, you had to couple an Optane module to a SATA based drive. Not long after, larger drives big enough to hold your entire system became available, but only for the deeper-pocketed enthusiasts. Many users couple a smaller PCIe storage drive with the OS to a large mechanical Hard Drive for storage and Intel has now opened up Optane Acceleration to kick your data drive into high gear as well. Those smaller 32 and 64GB Optane modules can now be put to good use, and we’ll be looking at how this typical SSD+HDD configuration can benefit from Intel Optane Acceleration Technology.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 8:00am
Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4 3000MHz Black

Recently we checked out Patriot’s Viper LED DDR4, the then highest performing memory. Today Patriot unveils Viper RGB, its top of the line that brings a lot of bite and a little bit of color to your PC. Coming with white or black heat spreaders in speeds of up to a blistering 4133MHz, the new Viper RGB is sure to strike fear into your digital enemies. 

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