Thanks to AORUS and GIGABYTE LATAM, we have the exclusive to be the first ones reviewing the AORUS RGB RAM 3200 MHz module kit in the region. This is going to be the first time doing a review in English (we normally are written Spanish Tech-Press) but we decided to step up on this exclusive. This is the first RAM product GIGABYTE launches as they enter to compete with other brands, such as G.Skill, TeamGroup, Corsair, etc.
We’ll see if in their first try they have done a good job with the product and analyze key aspects, such as: characteristics, design, performance, software, compatibility with motherboards of other brands, compatibility with Intel & AMD, overclock on both platforms and give our final verdict of this product.
Before we begin this review, we’ll show some useful data that not all readers might be aware of, on how RAM is manufactured.
Who manufactures RAM memory for consumers?
The three main ones are:
So what does GIGABYTE, Kingston, G.Skill, Corsair, etc. do?
These companies are “RAM assemblers”. This means that they buy a shipment of RAM (with the requirement they need) and they are responsible in the development and implementation of things like heat spreaders, LED lights, XMP programming, software and more. In the hypothetical case a user would buy directly from manufacturers, they would receive a “naked” RAM stick/DIMM.
Which RAM memory is considered the best at the moment (DDR4)?
Samsung B-Die, also known as Sammy B-Die. What does it mean it’s B-Die? It’s a type of “die” or specific chip, since Samsung have many different type of dies. Within them, Samsung B-Die is considered the best one, due to its high performance, high possible frequency and overclock it can achieve. Also, Sammy B-Die has the best compatibility with AMD Ryzen processors.
If you want to know a little more about RAM, I suggest to read the annex.
1). Specifications and unboxing
2). XMP Profile and Configuration
3). Performance on AMD/Intel, overclock, software and temperatures
5) Annex: More In-Depth Samsung B-Die and simple rule to measure possible RAM performance