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G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series – Memory Review

List of Specifications:
  • Capacity – 32GB (2 x 16GB)
  • Speed – DDR4 3600
  • CAS Latency – 18
  • Access Time – 5 ns
  • Dual Channel – Yes
  • ECC – No

My first thoughts were that this is an exceptional piece of hardware. For the price of $144.99, at the time of writing this, you can get 32GB of memory with an access time of 5 ns. This memory is faster than most of the more expensive sticks. The sticks came in with a delicately designed and very easy to open packaging. This piece of hardware also look fabulous inside of your machine. The RGB is of great quality and are customizable. The sticks of memory also have a sleek design to them making them perfect for a minimalistic design. This is a great choice of memory for anyone looking to game or even use them for the look.

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Review

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is currently ranked as the number one best value cpu for the sTRX4 AMD motherboards. The CPU is a little pricey, but it will provide the best performance for its buck.

The CPU is currently listed at $1518.99 on the manufacturers website.



The specification of the CPU are quite good:


    28 Cores

  • 48 Threads
  • Base Frequency of 3.8 GHz
  • Boost Frequency of 4.5 GHz
  • 128 MB of L3 Cache


This CPU is rated highly on Passmark. I has an overall rating of 54,701 and a single thread rating of 2678. This CPU can compete with other middle end CPUs in single thread and blows them out of the water for overall rating.

While there are cheaper options for great performance, this is your best choice for a good bang for your buck.

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.

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