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Avexir Impact Series 16GB DDR4 2666 Desktop Memory Review



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We’ve seen lights on RAM for many years, but Avexir is taking RAM lighting to a new level. We were sadly unable to get hold of its Raiden memory, with its snazzy light tube, but we did manage to snag its Impact memory, which has a pulsing LED strip on its top, covered with a length of red acrylic. It looks fantastic, even when it isn’t illuminated, with its compact (it measures less than 39mm in height), chunky design.

When powered up, the DIMMs take turns in pulsing on and off in a subtle lighting display. The name suggests it might pair well with Asus’ premium mini-ITX motherboard, and it has an Asus ROG-style look, with color coded red, black and silver details.

Our Avexir Impact was also an overclocking demon too, managing a staggering 800MHz overclock – enough to match the best overclocks from our group of 3000MHz+ kits, all without raising the timings from their tight settings. The downside, though, is that this kit costs $115 – more than any of the 3000MHz+ kits we tested this month, including Corsair’s LED-equipped Vengeance LED.

While the Impact is extremely expensive for a 2666MHz kit, we were bowled over by its overclocking abilities and aesthetics. It’s also ideal for any ROG fans, as it matches Asus’ red and black color scheme better than any other memory kit we’ve seen.

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Avexir Impact Series 16GB DDR4 2666 Desktop Memory Review
  • PERFORMANCE – 92%

    92%

  • DESIGN – 96%

    96%

  • VALUE – 74%

    74%

VERDICT

Pricey, but very overclockable and a great aesthetic match for Asus ROG motherboards.

87%