Page 10 - Overclocking and Conclusion
With the Lexar Hades RGB DDR4-3600 2x16GB, I appreciate the refreshingly clean look of the end product. To me, it is a tasteful utilization of RGB without being gaudy or stereotypically gamer-like. The sleek brushed aluminum heatspreaders are simple and should do a fine job functionally. Despite being a newcomer, Lexar offers the same lifetime warranty that comes from other manufacturers. Unfortunately, in terms of performance, the Lexar Hades RGB was generally underwhelming across the board with lower results against other kits with similar capacity, operating speeds, and latencies. The difference was not always huge, but it was still slower. In terms of overclocking, these Spectek chips did provide a bit of headroom. We were able to push it up to DDR4-3866 with little relaxation of latency timings, which represents a 7.4% increase in frequency. This overclock was Prime95 stable, as shown in our screenshot above. In addition, you can also tighten up the CAS latency timings. Overall, the Lexar Hades RGB DDR4-3600 is a new entrant into the already competitive DDR4 market, but there are some growing pains in its performance to improve upon. At the MSRP of $160 USD, the Lexar Hades RGB DDR4-3600 2x16GB is priced competitively with its competition, especially when you consider the extra cost for its fancy lights. All in all, I do appreciate what Lexar brings with a clean look and generally easy to use software, and I hope to see an improved result from them, whether it is in the current DDR4 market or in the future as we move on to DDR5.
Lexar provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
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The new entrant Lexar Hades RGB DDR4-3600 2x16GB memory kit has the right look to build on, but could be improved in its performance.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 10
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R23
10. Overclocking and Conclusion