Today we will be presenting the AORUS RGB DDR4 4800MHz Memory from Gigabyte! Now at the time of this review you actually cant purchase this exact model. You can find a 4400MHz kit on the Gigabyte website just not the 4800Mhz kit. So we will proceed as normal, just without pricing or availability information for now. When you first see the 4800MHz speed rating you may be like me and get really excited. These are some insane speeds and the CL19 isn’t bad either. So, if you have had the chance to use any memory kits that are rated at these speeds you already know these in fact may pose a challenge running at those advertised speeds. That’s just the honest fact that your mileage may vary and may not even run at those speeds. Yes they provide awesome results but stability and longevity can quickly come into play when you have RAM running at these speeds. I am excited to test these but also nervous they wont reach those speeds even if I max out VCCIO and SA. And I have to raise those values a lot, I am not really comfortable leaving the system at those values for everyday use. We do have a z590 and an i9 11900K to try this kit with, so it is our best opportunity to see those speeds, if we can get there. These are considered an extreme kit and should be treated as such. These have a ton of capabilities but may be capped depending on the rest of your system. Lets get to it and see what we can get out of this kit.
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!
I would like to thank Gigabyte for providing this review sample! Let us see what they have to say about themselves on their website:
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- Memory Size : 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)
- Frequency : DDR4-4800 MHz
- Timing : 19-26-26-46 (XMP 4800MHz)
- Performance Profile : XMP 2.0
- RGB Fusion 2.0 Supported
- High Efficient Heat Spreaders to Keep Performance
- User Friendly Design for Easier Installation
- INTEL Z490 and AMD X570 Certificated
- Lifetime Warranty
- Comply with industrial standard JEDEC DDR4
Under the heatsinks, we can find SK Hynix components. Thanks to free software like CPU-Z, we don’t have to remove heatsinks to check that.
|Capacity||8GB x 2|
|Dimensions||39.8(H) x 137.4(L) x 8.6(W) mm|
Let’s move on and take a look at the AORUS RGB DDR4 4800MHz Memory Packaging and Contents.
As we can see in the pictures below we can see the packaging gives you a little peek at what’s inside. The box is plenty to keep the RAM safe during the shipping process. On the front you get a nice look of the RAM and on the back we get a few of the features the RAM offers.
Inside the box is where the AORUS RGB DDR4 is housed in plastic sleeve that allows the RAM to stay put.
The AORUS RGB Memory kit is built on a ten-layer, sophisticatedly engineered PCB that ensures the stability and the high performance of the Memory 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.
As platform performance increases, higher frequency XMP memory are getting popular among overclockers. In response, GIGABYTE presents the AORUS RGB Memory 4400MHz, which has been strictly tested by both Intel Z490 and AMD X570 platform, ensuring superior quality, stability and compatibility. Whether it’s Intel and AMD motherboards*, high frequency memory is guaranteed one click away.
5 DDR Exclusive Lighting Effects AORUS RGB Memory supports 12 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.
The install is like any other RAM, pop it in and fire it up. We are using a AIO so clearance is not an issue here! Another thing about installing new RAM. Be sure to go into your bios and take it off XMP and then proceed with installing new RAM. Or you can use the MEMOK button on your motherboard if its equipped.
Lets move on and see what kind of performance we get out of the AORUS RGB DDR4 4800MHz Memory.
|CPU||Intel Core i9 11900K|
|Cooling||Gigabyte Aorus Liquid Cooler 240|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte Z590 Vision G|
|Ram||Gigabyte AORUS RGB DDR4 4800MHz|
|HDD||Samsung 960 EVO 250GB PCIE M.2 SSD|
|PSU||Antec Signature Series 1000W|
|VGA card||EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra|
We will start with AIDA64 Cache and Memory benchmark, which is probably the best software for synthetic memory speed tests.
Here are those speeds broke down a little further.
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Cinebench is a real-world cross-platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s hardware capabilities. Improvements to Cinebench Release 20 reflect the overall advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years, providing a more accurate measurement of Cinema 4D’s ability to take advantage of multiple CPU cores and modern processor features available to the average user. Best of all: It’s free.
3DMark Time Spy is a DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built the right way from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers.
With its pure DirectX 12 engine, which supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is the ideal test for benchmarking the latest graphics cards.
3DMark – Firestrike (DX11)
Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for today’s high-performance gaming PCs. It is our most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.
3DMark Port Royal is the world’s first dedicated real-time ray tracing benchmark for gamers. You can use Port Royal to test and compare the real-time ray tracing performance of any graphics card that supports Microsoft DirectX Raytracing. As well as benchmarking performance, 3DMark Port Royal provides a realistic and practical example of what to expect from ray tracing in upcoming games.
Final Fantasy and Superposition
Well there we have it, the AORUS RGB DDR4 4800MHz Memory from Gigabyte, now let us move on to the last page and read a little on the Conclusion and Verdict.
Conclusion and Verdict
Well as you saw in the performance area we only achieved a max of 4400MHz (stable). I did get XMP to boot once after I cranked VCCIO to 1.3 and SA to 1.5. Then after I shut down the machine and tried to fire it back it back it wouldn’t post. This could be the motherboard, the CPU’s memory controller, there are a number of things that kept it from booting to be honest. But I can assure you just simply changing the bios setting to XMP was a no go on several different setups. I was disappointed but not surprised with those results. Getting stable operations at those speeds can be a challenge. And a challenge it was. I am not even sure how many time I used my CMOS button on my motherboard. That’s the best feature you can have on a motherboard by the way. Once I found a stable speed of 4400MHz CL19. The RAM performed very well. The heat sinks kept the sticks nice and cool and the lights were a nice added feature to look at. The brushed look of the heatsinks really look nice and have a nice weighty feel to them. These are designed to shed the heat very well. The RGB synced with my system as intended. While the light are diffused through the top plastic piece they are bright and the colors look accurate.
This RAM is for extreme use and come with some challenges, especially if you are new to RAM workings. If you are unsure or hesitant to push your system this probably isn’t the RAM you want. But there is good news. Gigabyte has a ton of different kits with different speed options to choose from.
Picking a new memory kit can be confusing but as long as you go for the highest MHz with lowest CL you will be in good shape. Just keep in mind when you start going over 3600MHz you can run into compatibility issues. Also be sure to check you motherboards support list this will give you a good idea if this type of RAM is certified to run on your board.
The Gigabyte AORUS RGB DDR4 4800MHz Memory isn’t available yet but you can find the next best thing on Amazon for around $179.99
- Extreme MHz
- Decent Heatsink Performance
- Lifetime Warranty
- XMP didn’t work when just changing that setting in bios
If you are looking for Extreme memory then you are looking in the right direction. The Gigabyte AORUS RGB DDR4 4800MHz 16GB Memory kit has the capabilities to take your system to the next level.