The machinations of the PC component industry are interesting. Most companies that started off producing primarily DRAM have felt the need to branch out and diversify the business against the inherent fluctuations in the memory market. Corsair is the best example of this approach. Very few move into the RAM space from specialties in other products, yet graphics card stalwart Inno3D is doing exactly that with a line of premium iChill memory.
Inno3D opts for a single pack of bog-standard memory, a few lower-speed configurations of LED RAM, and then a swathe of kits using RGB lighting.
First impressions are mixed. Inno3D maintains a gamer feel with the iChill branding, central logo, and pressed aluminum heat-spreader whose design is repeated on the other side. The downside to this approach is size, with the modules standing 50mm tall – or about as big as we have seen – potentially leading to problems in motherboards whose DIMM slots are uncomfortably close to the overhang of premium coolers. Going by our experience, having modules taller than 45mm brings clearance issues into play.
|Capacity||16GB (8GB x2)|
|Registered / Unbuffered||Unbuffered|