DDR4 or the Double Data Rate generation 4 in RAM modules is the new buzz word and Zion gave me an opportunity to explore this new and promising realm with their new Zion Xtreme DDR4 RAM in the form of a 1x8GB kit of 2400MHz.
Zion is no stranger to the DRAM market, they’ve been making high quality memory kits for both the consumer and enterprise markets for years. So I’m even more excited to see how this new offering from them fairs out.
Before we move on to the review lets take a quick peek into the specifications of the Zion Xtreme DDR4 2400Mhz Memory Kit
- SYSTEM MEMORY: DDR4 SDRAM
- CAPACITY: 8GB (8192 MBYTES)
- CLOCK SPEED: 2133 MHZ
- CURRENT VOLTAGE: 1.200 V
- DUAL RANK DATA WIDTH: 64 – BIT
- MODULE FORMAT: UDIMM
Taking a look at the packaging we’ll see that DRAM modules can be clearly seen from the front and the labels facing out, for easy access to the kits specifications.
Usually I’d be put-off by the use of blistered plastic packaging, as it can be a pain to open and almost always requires bringing out the knifes from the kitchen drawer. However, in this case Zion has thoughtfully placed a small tape, which makes it much easier to pull the casing apart without the need for tools.
ZION Xtreme DDR4 RAM uses a similar design language from previous generation keeping the sharp red color as their brand styling. It’s common to find DDR4 RAM’s with heatsinks, thus providing a higher rate of cooling of the entire memory stick. It has traditional Green color PCB, we would have loved more if it comes in Black PCB that matches our Rig asthetics. Zion Xtreme has reduced electric resistance and consume less power, which greatly enhances the quality of signal transfer. All in all its a great looking RAM which matches with most of the gaming setups of today as red is the color to go most of the time.
My experience with the Apacer Blade Fire DDR4 2400Mhz was fantastic. I started off with a simple change of the speed from DDR4-2666 and the RAM ran just fine. This got me excited and I ramped it up more and more until I reached 3200Mhz of which only one stick remained standing.
Zion Xtreme DDR4 can be easily inserted into the RAM slot. BIOS easily detected the RAM and sets the DRAM Voltage to “Auto” unless manually set.
I settled with 2400Mhz with tightened timings in the end, voltage set to run at 1.20v which is good considering the speed and timing I get.
So there you have it, Zion has once again provided a fairly respectable offering to consumers, this time in the latest DDR4 flavor. The Zion Xtreme 8GB DDR4 2400 Mhz kit surely performs better in terms of price point. Aesthetically speaking, the bright red heatsinks are easy to match with any number of gaming motherboards, and Zion ensures that they aren’t so ridiculously oversized that they cause continuous CPU cooler interference. Priced at INR 4690, the Zion Xtreme DDR4 also comes with 3 years National Direct Paperless warranty(Means consumer can get replacement without proof of purchase).