Page 10 - Overclocking and Conclusion
When we look at the Lexar THOR OC DDR5-6000, I think Lexar has done a decent job at making memory for a relatively attainable price. The result is a set of quality RAM with SK hynix chips underneath. Its design is attractive with the black and gold finish and the Norse-inspired engraved heatspreader. This makes the THOR OC more stylish than expected for a memory kit without any integrated lighting. In performance, its numbers are decent, trading blows with most of the other DDR5-6000 kits while operating at 1.3V. It is slightly slower than some of the other contenders, especially in more real-world simulations, but its performance is still competitive. As for tuning, overclocking is possible albeit slightly limited. In our case, I increased the voltage to 1.35V and was able to add an additional 400MT/s, reaching DDR5-6400 without needing to relax its timings, Prime95 stable. This represents a 6.7% overclock. The Lexar THOR OC, much like other Lexar RAM, come with a lifetime warranty. If there are some things to look out for, it would all be related to the heatspreader. For one, the metal sides add a bit of height to the memory modules, which could affect compatibility with third-party air coolers. I also would like to see some contact made between the PMIC and the heatspreader to dissipate heat from this area. At the time of the review, the Lexar THOR OC DDR5-6000 2x16GB kit is priced at $90, which is reasonable for its capabilities. If you are looking for a set of DDR5 memory that does not rely on lighting for attraction, the THOR OC is a solid option.
Lexar provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
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The Lexar THOR OC DDR5-6000 2x16GB is a competitively-priced, well-designed set of DDR5 memory.
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 2024
10. Overclocking and Conclusion