High performance memory kits have evolved over the last few years, both in styling and technology. Styling has shifted to heavier heat sinks, LED light bars, and fancy RGB control software. The technology has done what it inevitably will by producing greater speeds and densities at generally lower cost as DDR4 has matured. The latest processors and graphics cards have been nearly impossible to get over the last six months, but memory pricing and availability has remained steady. With no end to the global shortages in sight, let's dig into a product you can actually buy at MSRP!
Founded in 2003 by a group of enthusiastic data storage industry experts, Silicon Power is committed to delivering outstanding product and service quality. Headquartered in Taipei, the brand has become a leading manufacturer of flash memory cards, USB flash drives, portable hard drives, solid-state drives, DRAM modules, and industrial-grade products.
Ranging from 3200 MHz to 4133 MHz at 1.35–1.4 V power consumption, the Zenith "allows for gameplay at the highest settings" with automatic overclocking. Its fully optimized testing ensures complete compatibility on most leading high-end motherboards to support the most hardcore gamers and modders.
The XPOWER Zenith RGB supports the RGB lighting control software developed by the major motherboard manufacturers. This includes ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, and ASROCK-Polychrome Sync.
The Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB kit I have for testing today is one of their middle spec kits: 16 GB (2x 16 GB) at 3600 MHz, 18-22-22-42 timings, and 1.35 V. 3600 MHz has become the new gold standard for Ryzen builds, driving new focus into memory kits targeting a previously obscure specification. Let's see how the Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB holds up in this ultra-competitive segment!
|Tested Capacity:||32 GB (16 GB x2)|
|Tested Voltage:||1.35 V|
|PCB Type:||8 layers|
|Form Factor:||288-pin DIMM|
The Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB 3600 MHz packaging is a classic clamshell. The back of the package has most of what I look for, but I would have liked to see all the primary timings listed.
The memory sticks are held firmly and kept quite safe from all but the most careless handling.
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