Reviews

Ballistix Elite DDR4 sticks have been granted a speed bump all the way up to 3466 MHz. We take the 8 GB DIMMs for a spin on Intel's Z270 platform because these sticks are still too Elite for AMD systems.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.1
G.SKILL's at the forefront of RGB memory with their TridentZ RGB series of DDR4 modules. These sticks don't differ that much from past TridentZ modules at first glance, but built with high-quality memory ICs and G.SKILL's own RGB design, these DDR4 sticks are so very different from most other DDR4 sticks on the market..
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.7
Today, we take a look at Team Group's ROG Certified DARK series of DIMMs from their T-Force line-up of enthusiast-oriented DDR4 DIMMs. These ROG Certified DIMMs have a special secret; read on to find out what that is!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.8
Crucial's Ballistix Elite DDR4 are on our test bench today. These 3200 MHz 4 GB DIMMs are the top speed Crucial offers right now, featuring large heatsinks and fairly respectable timings. Also included is a nice software suite that lets you monitor temperatures and adjust the LED lighting.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.5
G.Skill has long been a bastion of affordable high-performance memory, and their Trident Z line-up is the ultimate version of what DDR4 they have on offer. Featuring a large heatsink ready for some abuse, G.Skill's Trident Z sticks now can also be had in other colors!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.8
Team Group sent us their newly released T-Force Night Hawk 3000 MHz DDR4, which comes with a new look, and other features not common to today's DDR4. T-Force is Team Group's latest focus on bringing something a little bit different for any memory-related gear, including memory and SSDs.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.2
Crucial released a speed bump to their DDR4 products! Today, we get get to look at their update to the Ballistix Tracer line-up with a maximum speed of 3000 MHz and amazingly decent timings of 15-16-16-35 operating at a voltage of 1.35 V. You may have thought of Crucial as a company that only offers entry-level to mid-grade DDR4 products, but cannot do so any longer!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.9
Intel's Skylake loves high-speed DDR4. G.Skill loves making it. The G.Skill F4-3866C18D-8GTZ is one of those high-speed kits, topping out at a crazy 3866 MHz, a whole 1733 MHz above the Skylake base memory specification. Can our CPU make it that high? Does your motherboard even support such speeds? G.Skill's 3866 MHz TridentZ kit definitely pushes the limits.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.2
With memory capacities soaring, G.Skill sent us a huge 32 GB kit out of their Ripjaws V line-up, ready to be mated with Intel's Skylake processors. This two-stick kit from G.Skill is not only huge in capacity at it is also very fast at 3200 MHz.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.8
With a flurry (pun intended) of white products on store shelves now, one thing that has been sorely missing are white memory sticks. However, Crucial is here to save the esthetics of your white build with their Ballistix Sport 32 GB kit clad in white heatspreaders and a white PCB! Not only do they look good, their huge capacity means you'll nearly never run out of memory!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.6
With DDR4 prices taking a dive recently, there's no time like the present to get yourself a new Z170 system, or perhaps you want to move from 8 GB to 16 GB. G.Skill's Trident Z kits and their sweet new looks and affordable pricing just might make you click that buy button.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.9
Intel's new Skylake platform comes with DDR4 at increased memory speeds, and the first to help us investigate the benefits of high-performance DDR4 is G.Skill's latest design, the Ripjaws V. Wrapped in a new look, these ultra-fast 3600 MHz modules push the limits of your Skylake CPU.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.8
Crucial's latest has spent some time being punished in my memory testing rig, stretched to the limits and back again. Before giving it a chance to rest, I put Crucial's Ballistix Elite DDR4 through the paces. With a big black heatsink, this kit not only looks mean; Crucial's Ballistix Elite DDR4 packs a good punch, too!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.8
If you're into the latest tech, DDR4 is in your sights, and G.Skill is here on these pages yet again with another Ripjaws4 kit, its timings 15-16-16-35 at a blazing 3000 MHz. Great-looking, the F4-3000C15Q-16GRBB quad-channel kit is affordable, fast, and clad in blue.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.5
Crucial is a name most of us know well. From memory to SSDs, Crucial has been a major player in the memory market for many years. Now that DDR4 is on the market, we turn to Crucial to get a look at what DDR4 has to offer.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.7
Built with some of the highest possible speeds without being the most expensive kit, the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 3000 MHz C15 kit is a treat for both overclockers and gamers alike. Featuring a brand-new look that includes a new heatspreader design, the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 3000 MHz kit is ready to take your system to the limit and beyond.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.7
I called out for some help in fighting the never-ending stream of motherboards that come my way, and G.Skill sent none other than the god of war kit, ARES F3-2400C11D-8GAB, to fight beside me. Can these G.Skil ARES F3-2400C11D-8GAB sticks turn the tide in the battle for top-level memory performance for a good price?
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.0
G.Skill sent me a fancy new memory kit with huge capabilities, both in size and for overclocking! Clocking in at a normal 1600 MHz, but with CAS 7, the G.Skill F3-1600C7Q-32GTX's sticks aren't average, and their red and black tridents are nearly the perfect match for any watercooled and overclocked build.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.7
We take another look at Crucial's memory products, this time a set of tiny Very Low Profile, Low Voltage DIMMs at a rather standard 1600 MHz. Screened for operation at CAS 9, the Crucial Ballstix Sport VLP kit is for those looking to save a bit on power consumption, or those that have a confined case to build their system in.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:8.8
I've got AVEXIR's latest high-performance Core Series 3100 MHz C12 DIMMs in for testing, and they definitely show what Avexir is capable of. Not for everyone, this blazingly fast kit will probably also make your wallet crumble to dust.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.6
T-Topology on nearly every Z78 motherboard makes filling all four of your motherboard's memory slots an interesting option. G.Skill's new G.Skill F3-2133C9Q-16GXL kit uses four sticks, comes in red, and has great heatsink compatibility, but does using single-sided sticks hurt performance?
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.3
G.Skill's F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG kit is a weapon for the seasoned overclocker and Haswell-based systems. Clad in black and red, it is a complex kit that, once quenched and hardened, proves to be valuable to any serious overclocker.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.0
Crucial expanded their line-up a short while ago at Computex by introducing the Ballistix Sport XT product for mainstream users and those who know how to tweak their memory. We take a look at the high-end 1866 MHz C10 model, which carry a few surprises.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:8.6
I have another Kingston HyperX kit here to play with, this time one fully clad in Black. The Kingston HyperX Beast Black 2133 MHz 16 GB kit out of a pair of high-performance, high-density DIMMs is ready to rip the heart out of your PC. They sure left me beat up and confused.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.5
Prowling the depths of extreme environments, the Kingston HyperX Predator DIMMs come out from Kingston's lab to settle within the hot jungle of your PC case. Today, we take a look at the 2400 MHz C11 2x4 GB kit, one of the few affordable higher-end kits on the market.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:8.8