Is AMD's Radeon Memory Gamer Series worth the premium?

Subject: Memory | August 16, 2013 - 06:37 PM |
Tagged: radeon memory, ddr3-2133, amd

Neoseeker is testing AMD's Gamer Series memory which runs at 2133MHz with timings of 10-11-11-30 at stock.  They tested the memory against six other kits at stock speeds and overclocked to 2600MHz @ 12-13-13-33 and were pleasantly surprised to see it sitting at the top of the test results in most cases.  They chose to test on an Intel platform and saw absolutely no compatibility issues though it would be interesting to see these DIMMs tested on an AMD rig as well.

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"The Radeon RG2133 Gamer Series memory kit contains four 4GB DDR3-2133 (PC3-17000) memory modules and is rated to work at 1.65V with 10-11-11-30 latency. AMD's Radeon Memory Gamer Series features supports for AMP and XMP Profiles 1, 2, and a low profile design for a better clearance for large CPU cooler clearance while still offering enhanced heat dissipation. Find out how this $154.99 USD quad-channel kit fares in our review!"

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Source: Neoseeker
August 16, 2013 | 09:38 PM - Posted by arbiter

Looking over their numbers, Not sure if anyone else seems kinda confused at some those how so much difference in their numbers between different ram brands. Most any other sites i see do stuff like this, don't seem much more then 2-3% between 1600mhz-2400mhz ram, Less its using integrated gpu. That ~50% boost on BF3 seems like something amiss with that.

August 16, 2013 | 11:26 PM - Posted by willmore (not verified)

Yeah, their results don't correlate with memory clock, latench, or calculated bandwidth. They look sort of random and arbitrary. Plus, they don't say a lot about their test setup.

August 16, 2013 | 11:14 PM - Posted by praack

agree, never saw much difference between top memory bands, but i am lol on the fact the review team could not get an amdFX board together to test the radeon memory- had to use intel

August 17, 2013 | 04:25 PM - Posted by Terminashunator (not verified)

Because AMD is far and away less performance, not to mention the integrated memory controller on AMD is terrible.

October 22, 2014 | 03:56 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I find it hard to believe the integrated memory controller on AMD cpu's is terrible. AMD were the first ones to introduce a memory controller on their cpu's a while ago. 2000-2003. Athlon 64.

August 17, 2013 | 04:50 PM - Posted by arbiter

Mostly ALL sites that do gpu testing use an intel based test machine with one the highest end intel cpu's. Reason is so when they test a card, cpu won't be the bottleneck in any of the test's.

August 18, 2013 | 09:59 PM - Posted by praack

oh I understand - but when the manufacture puts out a branded product for the platform- you would think of testing it on the platform-

if you run AMD - you see a lot of memory which shouts it is for intel- and sure it works on AMD but you may or may not get the same legs from it.

just wondering...

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