Mushkin Ridgeback 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 Review



/ 11 months ago

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Mushkin Ridgeback 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 Review

Mushkin are back on eTeknix once again today! We’ve had a lot of fun testing their kits in the past, and they’ve never left us disappointed. When it comes to high-performance memory, Mushkin rarely disappoints. What’s even more notable, is that they consistently deliver competitive prices too.

Today, I’ll be taking a look at their new Ridgeback series kit. It’s a 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) package, delivering blazing fast speeds of 3200 MHz in a DDR4 form factor.It does have higher timings of 20-20-20-40, and we’ll have to wait and see if that is going to be good enough. If you’re planning on building a high-end gaming PC, it’s certainly appealing. Of course, fast speeds are beneficial to lots of different system builds.

As I said, we’ve seen great things from Mushkin in the past, and I’m eager to see if this high-end memory kit can keep up with some of the more recognisable brand names out there. Let’s take a look at the specs, then get it fired up on our new test bench!

Redline 16GB (2X8GB) DDR4 Features

Enhanced Timings

Programmed for timings that offer improved performance when properly installed.

Enhanced Frequency

Programmed to operate at the ideal frequency for your system when properly installed.

Hand-Tested

Tested by hand for quality assurance.

Extreme Performance

Unparalleled speeds to save time and money while transferring content rich data.

Lifetime Warranty

Quality guaranteed – we offer a lifetime warranty on this product and genuine, unmatched service and support.

FrostByte Heatsink

Equipped with the Frostbyte™ Heatsink.

Specifications

What Mushkin his to say:

A Closer Look

Straight away, you can see that this is some beautiful looking memory. The Ridgeback heat spreader design is exactly as the name implies. It features a sloped design with deep ridges cut into the back. The heat spreader feels thick and durable, providing plenty of passive cooling for the modules.

I love the angular design, it’s a little bit different, and it’s sure to look great in your system. There’s a rich red finish to the aluminium heat spreader, with a textured silver highlight breaking up the design. The PCB is green, which would have looked better in black, but it’s hardly a deal breaker.

As you can see, the kit is clearly labeled with its operating speeds; PC4-3200 20-20-20-40 @ 1.35v.

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