KLEVV Cras X RGB: Up to DDR4-4266, Coming at Computexby Anton Shilov on May 15, 2019 5:00 PM EST
KLEVV, a partner business of SK Hynix, has always been rather conservative when it comes to speed bins of its memory modules for gamers and overclockers, partly because the most popular volume models are still in the DDR4-3000 to DDR4-3600 range. This is going to change sometimes later this year when the company launches its new models of Cras X RGB modules.
First introduced at Computex 2018, KLEVV’s Cras X RGB family of memory modules for enthusiasts included 8 GB and 16 GB DIMMs rated for DDR4-3200 CL16 18-18-38 as well as DDR4-3466 CL17 19-19-39 at 1.35V operation. At this year’s Computex later this month the company will launch faster versions of its Cras X RGB modules.
The expanded family of Cras X RGB memory sticks will include DDR4-3600, DDR4-4000, and DDR4-4266 models. The DDR4-3600 speed bin will be compatible both with AMD Ryzen as well as Intel Core platforms, whereas the DDR4-4000 and DDR4-4200 speed bins will be aimed primarily at Intel-based PCs.
KLEVV does not say which SK Hynix’s memory chips the new modules will use, but indicates that they will be equipped with its signature black heatsink and RGB lighting that can be controlled using software from ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE, and MSI.
Launching faster DDR4 modules now makes a great sense for Klevv. On the one hand, enthusiasts today want faster memory as they upgrade to six-core or eight-core CPUs. On the other hand, faster modules are sold at higher MSRPs, which is important for DRAM makers as prices of DDR4 memory dropped significantly in the recent quarters and it is crucial for manufacturers to maintain their ASPs and profitability.
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bubblyboo - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - linkHow crass
abufrejoval - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - linkSo how much does one of these zero-AT-writer-added-value-content advertisements cost?
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Qasar - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - linkabufrejoval huh ????
boeush - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - linkShilov gonna shill...
stanleyipkiss - Thursday, May 16, 2019 - linkIt's a posting of a press release. It's fine and it's what's expected. There is 99% no money exchange involved.
abufrejoval - Thursday, May 16, 2019 - linkSomehow this and the other on Corning glass overflowed a buffer inside my head...
It's quite simply cut & paste of publicity or advertisement and I don't go to AT for ads.
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So I block them every way I can: In my mind and with tools. And it's agood thing, because ads are after all supposed to make you buy... and with ads I wouldn't.
Good reviews make my buy things, even things I don't need. AT has been successful at that and it's a form or product support I can agree with.
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Koenig168 - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - linkThe article is fine. This is not a review but a product announcement so we can't expect benchmarks.
nirolf - Thursday, May 16, 2019 - linkA lot of boring news and nothing about Zombieload? 3-9% performance hit on Intel CPUs?!