2019 has turned into quite a fruitful year for hardware enthusiasts. The CPU space is seeing more competition now than in the last decade, and it is looking like AMD has finally caught Intel flat-footed. The mining craze is thoroughly over, and while top-end graphics cards are still more expensive than in eras past, the mid range is competitive in both price and breadth of options. DRAM prices have also finally fallen from the record high of the past two years. It is finally again a good time to be a system builder.
The Mushkin Redline series takes an old-school approach to design, a bold color palette with no reliance on fancy RGB lighting. Along with a striking color design, the Redline also boasts a looped heatspreader to increase surface area as well as style. The bold red Mushkin has gone with will undoubtedly limit the viability of the Redline to match other color schemes, but the kit will make a great complementary piece in any red or black build. Its XMP rating of 3200 MHz CL16 also makes it an excellent choice to balance price/performance. Speaking of price, the Mushkin Redline is available for just US$75, making it exceptionally affordable. On paper, this kit checks all the boxes for an old-school cool budget build; lets see if the benchmarks back it up.
|Tested Capacity:||16 GB (8 GB x2)|
|Tested Voltage:||1.35 V|
|PCB Type:||8 layers|
|Form Factor:||288-pin DIMM|