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Cool gaming gear and components we sighted at Computex 2018

By Vijay Anand & Koh Wanzi - 15 Jun 2018

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Adata XPG Spectrix D41

Adata's XPG Spectrix D41 boasts an attractive RGB light bar at the top for those who want to add a little more spice to their system. It's intended to replace the older Spectrix D40 memory, and it features a new hexagonal heat spreader design. The RGB lighting is compatible with the likes of ASUS' Aura Sync, Gigabyte's RGB Fusion, and other lighting ecosystems from the major motherboard makers, so you'll be able to sync it with the rest of your setup. Finally, the Spectrix D41 is also part of ASUS' new TUF Gaming Alliance, which means it'll look perfectly at home when paired with other TUF products.

Adata will offer the Spectrix D41 in frequencies ranging from 2,666MHz to 5,000MHz. You can also get it in either crimson red or titanium gray to match the rest of your build.

 

Aorus RGB RAM adds bling and dummy sticks

You can't tell, but there are actually only two real memory DIMMs, while the other two are actually dummy units. Nevertheless, they look impressive and that's the intended effect Aorus wanted to achieve.

Here's how they look when they are not lighted.

Aorus, the elite gaming hardware arm of Gigabyte is also getting into offering a full ecosystem of products with these flashy RAM kits. What's unique is that they also come with spare sticks to fill your spare DIMM slots too and thus enhancing the look of your rig. Here's a video walkthrough from Gigabyte's staff for this DDR4 3200MHz memory kit.

 

Galax HOF Extreme Limited Edition

Galax has a whole variety of memory options just like it does for SSDs, but the standout at Computex 2018 is the limited edition Hall Of Fame Extreme edition DDR4 memory that's clocked at 5,000MHz! Using hand-sorted Samsung B-die memory chips that are rated to hit these high speeds, Galax says they probably only have a few hundred of these 16GB memory kits. Using a pair of 8GB sticks, it has a rated memory timing of 21-26-26-46 at the default voltage of 1.5V.