čtvrtek 7. června 2018

Gigabyte is no memory dummy, but some of its Aorus DDR4 RAM modules are

Gigabyte is dipping its toes into the memory market in a couple of new ways. We've seen the introduction of new SATA-based SSDs using Toshiba 3rd Gen 3D TLC memory, and now it's getting in on the DRAM game with a 16GB DDR4 kit using Samsung B-Die memory.

The twin module, 2x 8GB DDR4 Aorus kits use what it widely considered the finest current DRAM chips you can buy, most especially if you're going to pair them with a Ryzen processor. But, interestingly, even though you only get two sticks of memory Gigabyte is shipping the kit with four modules. So, what gives?

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Well, it's all down to the fact that not only is Gigabyte using some fine-ass memory inside its new modules, it's also added addressable RGB (ARGB) LEDs to the top of them. If only those new Gigabyte SSDs were as pretty... And there's nothing more distressing for a blinky, flashy light enthusiast than dropping a brightly coloured memory kit into their rig only to have two out of the four DIMM slots left bare.

Aorus Memory

Urgh, just think of all those ugly pins barely visible in between those sticks of RAM. It really doesn't bare thinking about, does it?

To combat this unsightly mess Gigabyte is shipping the twin module memory kit with two extra dummy modules to fill out the extra DIMM slots that would otherwise remain empty in a standard size dual-channel motherboard.


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