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July 27, 2016

Review: Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 2,800MHz 16GB Kit (2x8GB)

Solid Memory at a Reasonable Price

Several years ago, we reviewed the Patriot Viper 3 which was a great memory kit with aggressive styling, good performance, and a reasonable cost. Since then, we’ve seen the launch of DDR4 alongside several new platforms which support the new memory including Intel’s Skylake and Broadwell-E platforms.

The switch to DDR4 brings on several new features, the most notable benefit is that DDR4 dies are expected to be significantly higher density than DDR3, allowing manufacturer to achieve higher capacities per DIMM. DDR4 also operates at higher frequencies yet requires lower operating voltages paving way for higher performance memory as [...]

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October 10, 2012

Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133MHz 16GB Kit Review

Total Domination

When any company goes out and names one of their products the “Dominator”, you simply can’t help but think that this product, whatever the product may be, must be really good, and as luck would have it, Corsair’s Dominator line of memory has traditionally been just that – really good.

Today, we’ll be reviewing Corsair’s newest line of Dominator memory, the Corsair Dominator Platinum. The specific kit we’re reviewing today is the Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133MHz 16GB kit, but Corsair will be selling these kits in a variety of configurations ranging from 8GB to 64GB with frequencies from an already fast [...]

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August 17, 2012

Kingston HyperX Genesis: LoVo 8GB DDR3 Kit (2x4GB) Review

Go Green!

Since we’re mostly enthusiasts here at Custom PC Review, we typically enjoy reviewing the highest clocked, lowest latency memory, but with energy efficiency becoming so popular these days with companies introducing ultra energy efficient 28nm GPUs, 22nm CPUs, and solid state drives, it only seems logical to find out what kind of energy efficiency may be had by going with low voltage memory.

This is why today, we’ll be reviewing the Kingston HyperX Genesis: LoVo 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz kit. (Which will now be referred to as HyperX LoVo for simplicity’s sake in the review.) Whereas the Kingston HyperX name typically implies high performance memory, [...]

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August 4, 2012

Patriot Memory Viper 3 DDR3 2133MHz 8GB Kit Review

Patriot’s Newest Viper

Founded in 1985, Patriot Memory offers a diverse variety of products ranging from SSDs to media players, but their most renowned product line is of course system memory. After all, the company’s name includes the word memory.

Among Patriot Memory’s memory products, the Viper lineup has established itself as the king of the hill with its gorgeous looks and uncompromised performance, so when Patriot gave us a sneak peek their newest Viper 3 memory kits at GESL 2012 last month, they certainly piqued our interest.

The Patriot Viper 3 lineup comes in 3 different speeds – 1600MHz, 1866MHz, and 2133MHz, and can be found in dual [...]

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March 27, 2012

Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3 2133MHz Memory Review

The fastest we’ve…

Ever been shopping for memory lately? Today, you simply can’t cross the memory market without hearing the name “Kingston” floating around. Ever since the debut of their first products all the way back in 1987, Kingston has expanded into becoming one of the largest memory products specialists in the world.

Today we’ll be reviewing the Kingston Genesis 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 2133MHz CL11 quad channel memory kit designed for the X79 Intel Sandy Bridge-E platform. As Kingston’s enthusiast grade memory line, the Hyper X Genesis memory offers an array of speed and capacities to cover a wide range of needs. Today’s [...]

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January 31, 2012

G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB DDR3 1866MHz Memory Review

Introduction

Memory manufacturers are a dime a dozen and it’s actually quite hard to find inexpensive, yet high quality memory, but one company that is consistently able to provide such a product is G.Skill. If you have no idea who G.Skill is, they’re a relatively large manufacturer of memory products and, more recently, solid state drives.

So, what prompted this memory review? Is this some cutting edge space age stuff? Well, no. What it is, is some typical, run of the mill, relatively inexpensive, reliable enthusiast grade memory. So, what do we do with products like these? Well, we run it through some of our most intense testing, overclock it as high as [...]

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