XPG Spectrix D80
Whether or not the liquid coolant chamber on top of the XPG Spectrix D80 actually helps much, it certainly looks good, thanks, in part, to the included customization software. This model is built with well-respected, and highly reliable, Samsung B-die silicon.
- Durable ten-layer circuit board
- Relatively high latency
- Not ideal for ryzen builds
Crucial Ballistix Max
Crucial Ballistix Max is often considered one of the best choices for power users, due to its premium internals that can withstand the most hardcore settings. There are a few versions available, topping out with a dual-DIMM set totaling 32 gigabytes.
- High-quality aluminum heat spreader
- Precision temperature sensor
- Extremely expensive
G.Skill Trident Z
Among the reasons G.Skill Trident Z is so popular are its reliability and pre-installed heat sink, which make it suitable for overclocking, as well as the high brightness of its LEDs, which have enough separate zones to display the entire color spectrum smoothly.
- Minimal latency
- Above-average clock speed
- Not the best option for amd systems
One of the most advanced options regardless of built-in lighting, HyperX Predator is both very fast and especially reliable. This 16-gigabyte kit maxes out at an impressive 4,000 megahertz, and uses premium infrared technology to ensure all the modules’ colors are in sync.
- Customizable led zones
- Works with intel xmp profiles
- Costs quite a bit
While it isn’t the absolute fastest, Oloy Warhawk is a passable budget-friendly choice with primary CAS latency ratings of 16 cycles. It supports the Intel XMP 2.0 overclocking protocol and features a striking, flared body that improves heat dissipation.
- Up to 32-gigabyte dimms
- Relatively bright
- Lifetime warranty
If you’re going for brightness, XPG D60G is worth a look because of its extended diffusers that lead to quite a bit of light output. It comes in four speeds up to 4,133 megahertz, making it a good choice for bus-dependent Ryzen builds.
- Works with the newest motherboards
- Supports manual sub-timings
- Ideal for overclocking
No matter what motherboard and CPU combination you’re using, HyperX Fury comes in a variant that’s natively compatible. In fact, with kits containing up to 4 sticks and 128 gigabytes, it’s suitable for just about the most demanding users out there.
- Made with highly reliable silicon
- From 2400 to 3733 megahertz
- Syncs colors automatically
With its aggressive, angular design, Patriot Viper would make a great addition to the most cutting-edge custom desktop PCs. This popular 3,200-megahertz variety boasts a limited lifetime warranty and promises good performance for its price.
- Two sticks of 8 gigabytes each
- 5 individual color zones
- Supports 2nd-gen intel overclocking
There are few options like Thermaltake ToughRAM , which is rated for a peak of 4,600 megahertz and therefore a very good choice for anyone looking to boost the speed of their AMD-based machine, although the top variants do command a hefty price.
- 10 addressable leds
- Works with most major controllers
- Syncs with razer gaming software
Corsair Vengeance Pro
Available in a variety of capacities and speeds, Corsair Vengeance Pro delivers the kind of performance that power users need. In addition to a standard black version, an optional white heat spreader helps to maximize the visibility of its bright LEDs.
- Company's quality control is good
- Clocked at up to 4266 megahertz
- Perfect for the latest amd chipsets