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Adata Seeks To Dazzle With LED Lights On Its XPG DDR4 RAM Lineup

Adata announced the launch of a new line of DDR4 memory modules designed for PC enthusiast who love to show off their rigs. The company’s new XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) Dazzle DDR4 lineup features red LED strips that light up the upper edges of XPG Dazzle heat spreaders. Adata partnered with Avexir to gain access to its patented LED memory module technology.

Adata has not yet released a specifications list of XPG Dazzle memory selections, but the company said that there will be 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB kits available with options of 2x8 GB, 4x8 GB, 2x16 GB and 4x16 GB sticks. Adata did say the XPG Dazzle modules are built on a 10-layer PCB, which it said helps maintain stability and quality of signal transfer.

The company’s other DDR4 offering, the XPG Z1 memory, which is meant for overclocking, is also built on a 10-layer PCB, but the Z1 modules include 2 Oz of copper to improve stability. Adata did not state whether or not the Dazzle memory includes the extra copper, so the kits may not offer the same level of overclocking potential, although the company said the chips selected for these modules must pass a “strict filtering process.”

Adata has not yet revealed the pricing and release date of the XPG Dazzle lineup.

Updated 9:00am PT, May 3, 2016: Corrected typos.

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  • Jay E
    This article is literally three tiny paragraphs.

    1. "with Avexir togain access to its"
    2. "which it saidhelps maintain"
    3. The third paragraph is also just two comma filled sentences.

    Please look over the article once before publishing.

    Thanks.
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  • ajpaolello
    I think it's a fine article for some quick information about what Adata has planned.
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  • ahnilated
    Do people actually want their RAM to flash? I just want my ram to work and not blind me.
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  • lorfa
    Why does everything have to have LEDs on it now? What's next? LED hard drives? LED CPUs? Sigh.
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  • sykozis
    17912646 said:
    Why does everything have to have LEDs on it now? What's next? LED hard drives? LED CPUs? Sigh.

    I tend to agree with you here. I like LED lit fans, but I think they're going overboard adding LEDs to what seems like every other component. I've got a Creative SB-Z that has (extremely bright) red LEDs on it., an MSI Z170 Gaming Pro that has LEDs on it.... How many more LEDs do we really need in a case? LEDs work great for case accents, but it's getting out of hand. Eventually we'll be consuming more power for LEDs than for CPUs..... I'm getting ready to remove my SB-Z and start using the onboard Realtek ALC1150 just to get rid of some LEDs....
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  • none12345
    Ditto that, lights on everything is going way overboard.

    For anyone who games at night, in the dark, and keeps their case open, its annoying as hell.
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  • ahnilated
    17913057 said:
    Ditto that, lights on everything is going way overboard.

    For anyone who games at night, in the dark, and keeps their case open, its annoying as hell.

    I sleep at night with my computer in my room. I have enough lights on my router and switch to light up my room. No need for more lights on any of my 3 computers. I just want them silent, dark and to do their jobs.
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  • f-14
    Do people actually want their RAM to flash? I just want my ram to work and not blind me.
    yes, i like to see the load being placed on which sticks and it's also a great way to see failures when a stick fails, if it's led activity lights are tied to it the lights just hang and don't blink. crucial tactical tracers have done this since ddr2 that i know of for sure.
    corsair used to have some ddr1 that had leds but i don't know if they were tied to the load activity.
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  • ikewinski
    I'm waiting for the military grade tactical RAM that will cause my opponents to soil themselves.
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  • bit_user
    17913501 said:
    Do people actually want their RAM to flash? I just want my ram to work and not blind me.
    yes, i like to see the load being placed on which sticks and it's also a great way to see failures when a stick fails, if it's led activity lights are tied to it the lights just hang and don't blink.
    This. If the LEDs actually serve some functional purpose, then I'm in favor of them. Like just to be able to know which programs might be memory-bottlenecked, for instance.

    17913573 said:
    I'm waiting for the military grade tactical RAM that will cause my opponents to soil themselves.
    Well, you can buy Mil-spec RAM, but probably the only one soiling themselves will be you, while you wait for your slow computer. Mil-spec parts are hardened against various electrical, mechanical, and radiological stressors, but that tends to make them slow and expensive. And because this process takes time, they also tend to lag a few years behind current tech.
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