Wednesday, October 30th 2019

GIGABYTE Outs AORUS RGB Memory with AORUS Memory Boost Feature

GIGABYTE expanded its AORUS RGB DDR4 memory family with two new kits that introduce a proprietary performance enhancement dubbed AORUS Memory Boost. Exclusive to GIGABYTE's AORUS-branded motherboards (listed below), and requiring a BIOS update to use, AORUS Memory Boost is a toggle that runs the memory at a clock-speed and timing combination that's a notch above its highest Intel XMP profile. For example, the memory kits debuting with the feature today feature an XMP 2.0 profile for DDR4-3600. Flicking on AORUS Memory Boost runs them at DDR4-3733, in essence making it an additional memory profile that's exclusive to GIGABYTE motherboards.

The memory kits being launched today are GP-AR36C18S8K2HU416R and GP-AR36C18S8K2HU416RD. The former is 2x 8 GB (16 GB) dual-channel, while the latter is 2x 8 GB (16 GB) with two dummy modules. These dummy modules fill up vacant DIMM slots, look and light up like real modules, and could boost the aesthetics of your build without having you spend on two additional real modules. Out of the box, the memory modules (real ones) in these kits run at DDR4-2667 with 19-19-19-43 on Intel processors and 20-19-19-43 on AMD ones. The included DDR4-3600 XMP profile has timings of 18-19-19-39. GIGABYTE didn't mention how AORUS Memory Boost affects timings. Out of the box, the module voltage is 1.2 V, and the XMP profile dials it up to 1.35 V. The dummies work with whatever module voltage you specify in the BIOS, and interface with GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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10 Comments on GIGABYTE Outs AORUS RGB Memory with AORUS Memory Boost Feature

#1
cellar door
So the XMP profile is one notch down from what it should be... interesting
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#2
laszlo
i bet some buyers will have only dummies in pre-built systems ...
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#3
Tsukiyomi91
why put dummies when you can fill the entire slot with real sticks? ==
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#4
hzy4
"the dummies work with whatever module voltage you specify in the BIOS"
I didnt know you can set a specific voltage for every module.
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#5
EarthDog
Interesting... I'm wondering if they lowered bins on these one notch as well.....................I'd love to hear something about how these work (you know...........news.......)!

hzy4
"the dummies work with whatever module voltage you specify in the BIOS"
I didnt know you can set a specific voltage for every module.
AFAIK, you can't... but that isn't what was said/it is inferring. That is simply stating the dummy modules will work with whatever voltage is set.
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#6
bonehead123
So essentially, this is "Overclocking your RAM for Dummies 101" but only for AORUS owners.....

OR even better: Gigabyte XMP 2.1.1.1.1.1.1....hahaha :D

And with the dummies, it would appear that GB wants to say: "All your slots are belong to US" :fear: :eek: :shadedshu:
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hzy4
EarthDog
AFAIK, you can't... but that isn't what was said/it is inferring. That is simply stating the dummy modules will work with whatever voltage is set.
implies your pc will run with dummy RAM only and that with every voltage you specify.:kookoo:
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EarthDog
hzy4
implies your pc will run with dummy RAM only and that with every voltage you specify.:kookoo:
No, it doesnt say nor infer that either... I think something was lost in your translation.
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Tsukiyomi91
why put dummies when you can fill the entire slot with real sticks? ==
Why have 32GB or 64GB when you can have 16GB or 32GB but have all 4 slots occupied to make it look better?

hzy4
I didnt know you can set a specific voltage for every module.
It's not saying that. It's just stating that no matter what voltage you run your ram at, the dummy sticks will too and will not affect overclock performance and cannot be affected by over voltage.
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#10
claster17
Those XMP timings are terrible. The 3733 MHz profile better be CL16.
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