Review: GIGABYTE AORUS RGB 16GB DDR4 Kit 3200 CL16 (2x8GB) [GP-AR32C16S8K2HU416R]

GIGABYTE AORUS RGB 16GB DDR4 Kit 3200 CL16 (2x8GB) is the memory module of the new AORUS gaming series, equipped with 2-mm thick aluminum radiators and decorated with five addressable RGB LEDs illuminating the acrylic plastic diffuser. Spectacular RGB illumination that is the main feature of the memory strip.

The memory kit consists of 2 DIMMs that operate in dual channel mode. The memory modules are based on noble B-die Samsung chips that can be easily overclocked. The memory can be overclocked to 3,600 MHz and will operate at 2,600 MHz by default if the XMP profile is disabled, since this is the standard JEDEC clock frequency. The synchronization time is set to 16-18-18-38 (CL18), and the total capacity of this kit is 16 GB.

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Specifications

  • Memory capacity: 16 GB set (2 x 8 GB)
  • Form factor DIMM, 288-pin
  • memory chip: Samsung B-Die
  • Clock frequency DDR4-3200 MHz
  • Bandwidth 25600 MB / s
  • Cooling: radiator
  • XMP support: yes (XMP 3200 MHz)
  • RGB Fusion 2.0 support: yes
  • CAS Latency (CL): 16
  • Timings: 16-18-18-38
  • Supply voltage: 1.35 V (when XMP is turned on)
  • Compatibility with motherboard series: Intel Platform: X299, 300, 200;
    AMD Platform: X399, AM4
  • Warranty: lifetime warranty from the manufacturer

Dimensions

  • Length x height: 13.3 cm x 3.9 cm
  • Product weight with packaging 0.18 kg

Additional Information

  • Comply with industrial standard JEDEC DDR4
  • Exclusive demo module RGB Infused
  • Convenient design for easier installation
  • ECC support: no
  • Buffered (Registered): No
  • Low Profile: No

Review

Gigabyte is one of the leading manufacturers of motherboards, and you maybe have heard about their gaming related brand AORUS. Since its inception, AORUS branches out into various other market categories and creates a diverse product catalog. Their strategy is to offer a full range of products under a single brand AORUS. Currently, the AORUS brand offers a wide range of motherboards, video cards, gaming peripherals and key PC components under the AORUS brand.

Speaking of PC components, the assortment included enclosures for power supplies and PCs, but at Computex 2018, Gigabyte demonstrated its RGB memory kits under the brand name AORUS. We have seen how several video card manufacturers have added memory kits to their portfolios, but this is the first motherboard manufacturer to follow the path of creating memory kits.

The GIGABYTE AORUS RGB 16GB DDR4 Kit 3200 CL16 (2x8GB) is a massive, inexpensive product, but the AORUS series uses a completely different and unique approach than the classic series.

The memory set has a tested CL16 delay specification, and its timings are 16-18-18-38-2N. The voltage set to the reference value is 1.35 V, and the memory kit is shipped in an unbuffered housing with no error correction design (ECC). The memory kit is fully compatible with Intel XMP 2.0 and can be easily set to nominal clock speeds through the BIOS supplied on the latest Intel and AMD motherboards.

Design concept – wings of excellence

The falcon utilizes its powerful wings to soar through the skies and lock down its prey. The AORUS Core takes inspiration from the falcon’s aerodynamic wings, incorporating a multi-layered design which features wing shaped contours and also resembles the falcon’s high velocity ascension and dive through the skies. With sleek and metallic armor, the AORUS Core symbolizes advancement in technology with its futuristic style.

AORUS design principles are inspired by the brand icon, the Eagle. The pattern on the front side of AORUS RGB Memory sticks resembles an eagle diving through the sky. The dynamic features of the AORUS RGB Memory modules represent the eagle’s speed, agility, and the eagle’s prowess in flight. Moreover, the asymmetric design of the heatsink and placement of the AORUS logo makes it easier and more intuitive for users to slide the sticks correctly into place.

Engineered to make a difference

The all new AORUS RGB Memory kit is engineered to be the best and to deliver absolute performance.
The stylish, luxurious design and the glossy finish make it stand out against the competition.
The diffused RGB LEDs paired with aluminum heatsinks provide both effective heat dissipation and impressive style at the same time.
If you want a memory kit that will take your PC to the next level the AORUS RGB Memory kit is what will make your system shine!

Memory Composition

The AORUS RGB Memory kit is built on a ten-layer, sophisticatedly engineered PCB that ensures the stability and the high performance of the Samsung B-die ICs.
The heatsink of AORUS RGB Memory kit is designed to offer the best performance.
The high quality materials offer better heat dissipation, guaranteeing the stability of the memory kit.
The light diffuser adds balance and polish to the RGB LED lighting.

Industry First RGB Infused Demo Modules – Exclusive. Aesthetic.

Populate all your DRAM slots without breaking the bank for a much better looking system. Industry-first AORUS RGB Infused Demo Modules keep the same design as the original memory sticks and are 100% compatible with the RGB Fusion 2.0 software. Now you can customize the lighting on your memories any possible way you want!

RGB Memory

5 DDR Exclusive Lighting Effects

AORUS RGB Memory supports 11 lighting modes. 5 are new lighting modes only for the AORUS RGB Memory. Color strobe, Cascade, Color Cascade, Droplet and Color Droplet are the new modes that adds unique style to your system.

RGB Fusion 2.0

With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

Tested and Battle Ready

All memory modules have been tested through a strict standard test procedure in order to guarantee users the ultimate performance without compromise.

XMP 2.0 Supported

AORUS RGB Memory kit supports XMP 2.0 which allows you to get the best performance by enabling a profile while the system stability is guaranteed.

Lifetime Warranty

All AORUS RGB Memory kits offer a limited lifetime warranty. GIGABYTE’s service centers are able to offer technical support in case an issue occurs.

Customer Reviews

Buyers were satisfied with the appearance (design of the memory kit) and their technical characteristics. When overclocking, the memory behaves rather stably, however, users noticed that the timings for such a fashionable set could be even better.

According to user review, in addition to the two memory bars, the kit includes two more models for beauty (stubs with LEDs). In the latest sets, dummy modules may already be absent, as the company has headed for lowering the price of the final product.

Conclusion: the bar is ideal for modders, and especially for those who have already purchased an AORUS series motherboard (for example, GIGABYTE X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING), with AORUS memory bars, the system will become even more effective and more beautiful!

Works great with Ryzen, running faster than rated.
September 6, 2018 [Verified Purchase]

I was originally running 3000mhz dominator platnums and they would not work past 2666mhz with my r7 1700 on a b350 or an x470 motherboard… So I ordered this 3200mhz kit and I was able to hit 3400mhz with XMP enabled. I didn’t change the voltage, just running 3400mhz on XMP and upped the speed, 0 effort involved!

For The RGB lights, they are alright. The lighting zones seem to be large, my mother board makes the animations look clunky so I’m running them static. Some colors are dimmer than others i.e. blue. But it doesn’t ruin them for me though, they look great. My side panel is heavily tinted so I might not be that dim in another case. The lights are also dim in comparison to my motherboard and RGB strip, so take it how it is. Their brightness is maxed out and I refuse to dim they to match the sticks. Besides that note, I definitely recromend these and attached pictures for referance.

GIGABYTE MOTHERBOARD USERS: If you are using an Aorus motherboard (or anyother Gigabyte RGB motherboard) you have to uninstall the Fusion software, download the newest version from Gigabyte’s website, and install the new software manually. If you don’t get the newest version you will not have all the lighting features. If you haven’t noticed Gigabyte never pushes updates through their garbage app hub, so you have to do it all manually. Good luck!

Feedback from a satisfied buyer from Amazon.com, for which the backlighting of the memory bars was not bright enough

 

It’s ok. The RGB effect is not really impressive
December 4, 2018 [Verified Purchase]

RGB fusion software and its rgb effects have disappointed me. Those are boring and sketchy efects compare to the other competitor’s products. It is 2018 and they have to do it better.

Negative customer feedback from Amazon, which was unhappy with the backlighting of memory bars

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