We recently got testing a new product from Zion, makers of dynamic RAM for PCs, laptops, Macs and servers. The product we are reviewing is an 8 GB desktop module clocked at 1600 MHz.
RAMs upwards of 4 GB are getting quite common these days, with people doing a lot more on their computers at home than ever before, propelling the use of 64-bit versions of operating systems as well. Zion’s 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM was tested by us, but before you see the benchmarks, here are the specs of the memory.
- VDD=1.5V +/- 0.075V
- VDDQ=1.5V +/- 0.075V
- VDDSPD=3.0V to 3.6V
- 8 internal banks
- Data transfer rate: PC3-12800
- Bi-directional Differential Data Strobe
- 8 bit pre-fetch
- Burst Length (BL) switch on-the-fly: BL 8 or BC (Burst Chop) 4
- Supports ECC error correction and detection
- On Die Termination (ODT) supported
- Temperature sensor with integrated SPD (Serial Presence Detect) EEPROM
- This product is in compliance with the RoHS directive.
We tested the 8 GB RAM module with a 64-bit version of Windows 8.1, with an Intel Core i3 4150 processor, Asus H81-M CS motherboard and a 22 inch HD display.
For most of the users, 4 GB memory would suffice. But if you are a gamer, or a serious multitasker, 4 GB can be a bit suffocating. Zion’s 8 GB 1600 MHz module tries to address users who need more memory for different purposes including gaming.
We’ll let the benchmarks do the talking now.
With the advent of modern processors and graphics cards, having more memory is not as big of a requirement as it was before. Even so, if you want a snippy fast system that can handle many programs at the same time and provide a great gaming experience, we recommend Zion’s 8 GB 1600 MHz desktop module. It offers a great bang for the buck with a really decent price of around Rs. 5,200. A wide range of memory modules and other gaming products are available on the company’s website here.