PCR's guide to the latest RAM products available

Which memory should you stock? We feature DDR3 and DDR4 from the likes of Crucial and Corsair
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According to analyst GfK, DDR3 is still making a big impact within the memory market, and DDR4 is starting to grow rapidly with customers. Here Jade Burke rounds up some of the latest memory modules available…

CRUCIAL BALLISTIX SPORT DDR4

Distributors: Northamber, M2M

Designed specifically for gamers and overclockers, the Ballistix Sport also comes with two custom heat spreader designs. It has a module density of between 4GB and 8GB, as well as a speed of up to 2,400MT/s.

Specs: Integrated heat spreaders, DDR4 platforms, 2,400MT/s speed, 4GB and 8GB module density.

SRP: Various 

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX DDR4

Distributors: Exertis, Entatech, VIP Computers

Aluminium heat spreaders are designed to help dissipate heat with this DDR4 memory. It has been designed for overclockers, with a capacity of 16GB and has a speed of 2,133MHz. The DDR4 also offers double the bandwidth.

Specs: Capacities up to 64GB (8x8GB kit), heat spreader, eight-layer PCB, DDR4 memory.

SRP: From £58.99 to £1,484.99

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AVEXIR RAIDEN 32GB DDR3 DUAL/QUAD

Distributor: Caseking

These DDR3/DDR4 gaming memory modules use patented technology of plasma tubes to mimic a lightning effect. White high performance heat spreaders are used with this module to help dissipate heat.

Specs: Blue plasma strobe lighting effect, supports Intel XMP technology, heat spreaders.

SRP: £329.99

SAMSUNG GREEN SERVER DRAM DDR4

Distributor: Xel

Samsung DDR4 has been designed to high performance computing and networking, and uses 20nm-class process technology. Its memory modules are available with initial speeds of up to 2,400Mbps.

Specs: Operates at bandwidth range of 1,600 to 3,200Mbps, reduced power usage, 1.2V.

SRP: TBC

CRUCIAL BALLISTIX SPORT XT DDR3

Distributors: Northamber, M2M

Designed for gamers comfortable with changing BIOS settings, the Sport XT offers speeds of up to 1,866 MHz. The memory is available in 4GB and 8GB variants with an expanded heat spreader.

Specs: 4GB and 8GB variants, speeds of up to 1,866MHz.

SRP: Various

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KINGSTON HYPERX FURY DDR3

Distributors: Ingram Micro, Entatech, Simms

The Fury automatically recognises its host platform and overclocks to the highest frequency, which goes up to 1,866MHz. An asymmetric heat spreader design is featured and it has a voltage of 1.5V.

Specs: 8GB and 16GB kits, 1,866MHz frequency speed, 1.5V, asymmetric heat spreader.

SRP: From £52.99 

TRANSCEND JETMEMORY 8GB MODULE

Distributor: Westcoast

Designed specifically for Apple including iMacs (end 2013), this module from Transcend comes with 8GB of DDR3L. It comes with frequency speeds of up to 1,600MHz and runs on the SO- DIMM CL 11 form factor.

Specs: 8GB DDR3L, 1,600MHz frequency speeds, designed for Apple.

SRP: £75 

CORSAIR APPLE QUALIFIED 8GB KIT DDR3

Distributor: Exertis

Corsair’s 4GB and 8GB Mac Memory upgrade kits have been deigned to help make a Mac’s system work faster. It runs on a 204-pin DDR3 SODIMM format and is compatible with virtually all modern Mac computers.

Specs: 1.5V, tested at Apple Developer Compatibility Labs, compatible with MacBook Pro and iMac, 204-pin.

SRP: From £35.99 to £132.99

CONTACT

Caseking ....................... 01782 444488 

Entatech......................03331011000 

Exertis(Home)............01279822822 

Exertis (IT) .................... 01256 707070

Ingram Micro .............. 0871 973 3000 

Northamber................02082927000 

Simms ..........................01622852800

VIP Computers ............ 0871 622 7500

Westcoast ................... 0118 912 6000 

Xel ................................01730710500 

Check out our feature on the state of the RAM memory market and why uptake of DDR4 has been slow.

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