Perhaps more widely known for its array of NVIDIA based graphics cards, American based company PNY has announced its latest product, the XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB DDR4 memory. Built upon the same lineage as its XLR8 graphics cards, the Epic-X RGB will be available in three capacities ranging from 8 GB to 32 GB kits, with speeds of DDR4-3200.

The PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X has been designed around support for X.M.P 2.0 compatible profiles, with speeds of DDR4-3200 and CAS latencies of CL 16. It has an operating voltage of 1.35 V and is available in four different kits. This includes a separately available single 8 GB and 16 GB modules, or in kits of 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) and 32 GB (2 x 16 GB). 

Focusing on the design, the XLR8 Epic-X RGB includes a V-shaped LED bar along the top of the primarily black heatsink, which includes a red and white XLR8 logo in the middle. The RGB LEDs themselves are certified to work with motherboard vendors RGB software for user-friendly control and customization. This includes ASRock's Polychrome RGB, MSI's Mystic Light, GIGABYTE's RGB Fusion, and the ASUS Aura RGB ecosystems. PNY mentions each kit is using preselected memory chips, but it doesn't specify the type it is using. 

The PNY XLR8 Epic-X RGB memory will be available to buy from the 20th July at Amazon and Best Buy, while customers can also purchase them directly from the PNY online store. The 8 GB single-channel module has an MSRP of $40, the single 16 GB module for $70, while the 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) kit costs $80 and the biggest kit, the 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) will be available for $135.

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  • khanikun - Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - link

    I don't have RGB lights, but have blue lights. It's essentially a lamp off to the side for me. As for bling, people get things that they want. Do you buy the cheapest car that fits your needs or you buy a car that fits your needs and looks nice? Do you buy the cheapest house that fits your needs or you buy a house that fits your needs and looks nice? Clothes? Phone? There's bling everywhere and I'm sure you're guilty of buying something that looks nice. Just like everyone else.
  • Sahrin - Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - link

    Uh...7 years ago a top-end CPU was a Haswell-based 4770K. A 3700X or 10900K would smash that CPU, I should know I run one in a backup rig.
  • Beaver M. - Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - link

    Gotta overclock that RGB then!
  • xrror - Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - link

    People who haven't crushed all of the whimsy and fun out of their lives.

    - feel free to buy one of the NUMEROUS non-RGB ram kits available worldwide instead.
  • Operandi - Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - link

    Idk man.... taste is personal preference but RGB is pretty fucking ugly in my opinion.

    Its pretty much the equivalent to sex spec cars in the early 00s. Not a good look and everyone now looks back at for what it was, over the top and hideous.
  • MrVibrato - Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - link

    Weird coincidence. Just last weekend a guy in his 40s said more or less the same thing to me when i made fun of him still regularly watching sunday morning cartoons. What can i say, i guess he had a point...
  • shabby - Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - link

    Tween gamerz.
  • nucc1 - Thursday, July 16, 2020 - link

    I’ve got RGB components. I care not one way or the other as long as they don’t get in the way.

    The ones in my windowed case are a useful night light in my home office :)
  • xrror - Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - link

    I know 3200 is the "safe" bet, but these days 3600 is really where you want to start at now.
  • TheyCallMeDanger - Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - link

    Figured that out about 2 days after I bought it! Lol! Oops...
    Kind of annoyed with myself, but oh well.

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