AMD this week announced the availability of their new 2133 MHz Gamer Series of memory. This RAM is intended to help gamers find the right RAM for their purposes and to simplify the build process. Additionally, it helps AMD build a stronger brand (if the memory is actually high quality) and more trust from their consumers.
The RAM itself is shipping as a 16GB (4x4GB) kit and will ship with a CAS10 latency setting running at 1.65v. The nice thing about this RAM is that even though it is AMD branded and feature’s AMD’s AMP (AMD Memory Profiles) the memory is also pre-programmed with Intel’s XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) which enables users to buy this memory and use it in virtually any system nearly without incident.
The memory itself has a black PCB and is covered by a low-profile metal heatsink measuring in at 30mm in height, which should prevent certain issues with many air coolers that we encounter with higher profile memory. The 16GB kit is also shipping with AMD’s latest version of AMD Radeon RAMDisk, which is another DataRam product that enables for much higher performance and faster load times among many other things. The 64GB version of the AMD RAMDisk software ships standard with the 16GB Gamer Series memory, however, AMD’s current consumer platforms only support up to 32GB of memory (4x8GB) DIMMs on a single board. This would make a 64GB version of the RAMDisk software almost pointless unless you intended to use it on an Intel system.
In addition to that, you have to remember that using a RAMDisk means that you will also lose that amount of RAMDisk capacity from your system memory. There is a very careful balance that needs to be maintained when running a RAMDisk, and I personally would not advocate anyone consider running a RAMDisk set up unless they have a minimum of 32GB of RAM. 32GB being the maximum that AMD currently supports on their consumer boards.
This kit with the RAMDisk bundling will retail for $154.99 and can be found at Newegg.com.
AMD have also given us two of these 16GB Kits of DDR3 2133 MHz RAM which means that we can give two of our readers a serious RAM upgrade. For the Giveaway, we will require that you leave a comment here explaining exactly what you plan to do with the RAM and what the specifications are of the system you are planning to put the RAM into (current or planned). Once you’ve left a comment, additional entries will be granted to those that publicly share this giveaway on our Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Since we already have the RAM, we will be running this giveaway as a global giveaway where all countries are eligible except those where void and countries that require cash equivalent prizes.
This contest is global and anyone can participate where legal, countries where a cash equivalent is required are excluded and winners must fulfill all parameters stated above in order to qualify.
This contest is done in good faith and neither Bright Side Network, Inc. nor AMD or any sponsors are responsible for any liabilities associated with this giveaway.
All contestants must leave their comments on the stipulated page within the review located here before any eligibility is considered.
This contest will run from 12:00pm PST on May 10th, 2013 until 12:00pm PST May 13th, 2013. The winner must contact BSN* via email at giveaways at brightsideofnews.com in order to verify your identity and claim your prize within 48 hours of the winner being posted on the site. The winner will be posted within 48 hours of the contest ending at 12:00 pm on May 13th, 2013