If you are an experienced desktop-computer-builder, you know the brands you choose for components can really matter. For instance, if you opt for an unknown company for your RAM, power supply, or storage, there is a very good chance you will run into problems. This is why I always recommend sticking with reputable brands — saving a few bucks is never worth it if you end up troubleshooting crashes.
PNY is a company that has been around for quite a while, and its products are typically very reliable. Today, PNY launches new memory under its popular “XLR8” gaming brand. Called “REV RGB,” these sticks feature customizable lighting and quality memory modules. PNY promises the RAM is capable of “aggressive overclocking” too.
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“The XLR8 Gaming REV series of memory features strictly selected and qualified modules using chips from top-tier suppliers including Micron, Samsung, and SK Hynix. These premium chips deliver incredible performance and offer stable overclocked performance for the most demanding enthusiast. As with other XLR8 Gaming series of memory, the REV models will come with preconfigured XMP 2.0 profiles for automatic and consistent overclocking,” says PNY.
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The company adds, “XLR8 Gaming REV RGB series DDR4 modules feature customizable RGB illumination and a gloss finish on the faceted side panels to reflect both the ambient lighting in the case as well as the lighting from the module’s spine, adding an aggressive look and stylish flair to any system. Users can configure the lighting on the modules with their choice of motherboard RGB control software from major motherboard brands.”
PNY shares specifications below.
Frequency: 3,600MHz (PC4-28800)
Capacity: 8GB, 16GB (2x8GB), 16GB, 32GB (2x16GB)CAS Latency: 18Voltage: 1.35VCooling: Integrated aluminum heat spreaderLighting: Integrated RGB illuminationWarranty: Limited Lifetime & 24/7 U.S. Based Technical Support
Frequency: 3,200MHz (PC4-25600)
Capacity: 8GB, 16GB (2x8GB), 16GB, 32GB (2x16GB)CAS Latency: 16Voltage: 1.35VCooling: Integrated aluminum heat spreaderLighting: Integrated RGB illuminationWarranty: Limited Lifetime & 24/7 U.S. Based Technical Support
According to PNY, the XLR8 Gaming REV RGB DDR4 overclocked RAM desktop memory should be available starting today. However, I have not been able to find any store selling it yet. The company lists Amazon and Best Buy as retailers, but neither of them has these particular kits in stock. The RAM should hopefully be available here very soon.
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