Getting things right the first time is very difficult, especially for a company that has entered uncharted territory. Last year, Lexar unexpectedly announced its entry into the memory market. However, given that Lexar has gone deep into storing games, this is not entirely surprising.Although Lexar’s debut did not cause a sensation DDR4-2666 memory, The brand is ready to make another move.This time, Lexar released the first RGB memory in the shape of the Hades RGB product line, which it believes will be compatible with Best memory in the market.
Lexar’s Hades RGB memory modules use rectangular aluminum heat sinks, supplemented by brushed finishes. This is not the gorgeous design we are used to, but it should be suitable for most consumers. Apart from the Lexar logo and traditional stickers with specifications, nothing else can catch your attention.
The memory is 45.6 mm (1.8 inches) high, so we recommend that you check the clearance space of the CPU cooler before pulling the trigger on the Hades RGB. As the name suggests, the memory is equipped with RGB light bars integrated into the heat sink design. You can use the included Lexar RGB Sync software or motherboard software to play with lighting. If you choose the latter, please note that this memory is only compatible with Asus Aura Sync, ASRock Polychrome, Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 and MSI Mystic Light.
Below the stylish radiator of Hades RGB, you will find a black eight-layer PCB with a single-line design. The single-rank design will harm the performance of the memory kit. The type of integrated circuit (IC) is still a mystery, because Lexar seems to cover up this information, so Thaiphoon Burner cannot evaluate it. Given the sloppy timing of XMP, IC is likely to be at the low end of the quality level.
Unlike other memory kits that default to DDR4-2133 or DDR4-2400, Hades RGB runs at DDR4-3200, and the timing outside the package is 22-22-22-52. In addition, there is XMP 2.0 support. The rated value of this memory is 18-22-22-42 DDR4-3600, and the DRAM voltage is 1.35V.For more information on timing and frequency considerations, please refer to our Computer memory 101 Function, and our How to buy memory story.
|Memory kit||Part Number||capacity||Data rate||Main time||Voltage||Warranty|
|GeIL Orion AMD Edition||GAOR432GB4266C18ADC||2 x 16GB||DDR4-4266 (XMP)||18-24-24-44 (2T)||1.45 volts||life|
|G.Skill Trident Z Royal||F4-4000C17D-32GTRGB||2 x 16GB||DDR4-4000 (XMP)||17-18-18-38 (2T)||1.40 volts||life|
|Crucial Ballistix Max RGB||BLM2K16G40C18U4BL||2 x 16GB||DDR4-4000 (XMP)||18-19-19-39 (2T)||1.35 Volts||life|
|Patriot Viper Elite II||PVE2432G400C0K||2 x 16GB||DDR4-4000 (XMP)||20-26-26-46 (2T)||1.40 volts||life|
|G.Skill Trident Z Neo||F4-3600C16D-32GTZN||2 x 16GB||DDR4-3600 (XMP)||16-16-16-36 (2T)||1.35 Volts||life|
|Mushkin Redline Lumina||MLA4C360GKKP16GX2||2 x 16GB||DDR4-3600 (XMP)||16-19-19-39 (2T)||1.40 volts||life|
|Klevv bolt XR||KD4AGU880-36A180C||2 x 16GB||DDR4-3600 (XMP)||18-22-22-42 (2T)||1.35 Volts||life|
|Silicon Power Xpower Zenith RGB||SP032GXLZU360BDD||2 x 16GB||DDR4-3600 (XMP)||18-22-22-42 (2T)||1.35 Volts||life|
|Lexar Hades RGB||LD4BU016G-R3600UDLH||2 x 16GB||DDR4-3600 (XMP)||18-22-22-42 (2T)||1.35 Volts||life|
|Patriot Viper Steel RGB||PVSR432G360C0K||2 x 16GB||DDR4-3600 (XMP)||20-26-26-46 (2T)||1.35 Volts||life|
Intel systems have Intel Core i9-10900K with ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex (0901 firmware), while AMD systems use AMD Ryzen 9 5900X with ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero (3501 firmware). MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Trio processing graphics-intensive RAM benchmark, Including all game tests.
|Intel System||AMD system|
|processor||Intel Core i9-10900K||AMD Ryzen 9 5900X|
|motherboard||ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex||ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero|
|Graphics card||MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio||MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio|
|Store||Crucial MX500 500GB, 2TB||Crucial MX500 500GB, 2TB|
|cool down||Corsair Hydro H115i Pro||Corsair Hydro H115i Pro|
|power supply||Corsair RM650x 650W||Corsair RM650x 650W|
|case||Streaming BC1||Streaming BC1|
Hades RGB memory leads the Microsoft Office workload and is 6.2% higher than the slowest memory suite. However, if we look at the cumulative results, Hades RGB is at the low end of the chart.
The performance of the memory kit is worse on the AMD platform. Overall, Hades RGB ranks last among other single-rank memory kits.
Overclocking and delay adjustment
We cannot stabilize the memory at any frequency higher than DDR4-3600. Even at 1.45V, our overclocking efforts did not have any margin. At speeds above DDR4-3600, further relaxation of timing will not help stability.
Lowest stable timing
|Memory kit||DDR4-3600 (1.45V)||DDR4-3800 (1.45V)||DDR4-4100 (1.45V)||DDR4-4133 (1.45V)||DDR4-4200 (1.45V)|
|G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 C16||13-14-14-35 (2T)||not applicable||not applicable||not applicable||19-19-19-39 (2T)|
|Klevv Bolt XR DDR4-3600 C18||16-19-19-39 (2T)||not applicable||not applicable||18-22-22-42 (2T)||not applicable|
|Mushkin Redline Lumina DDR4-3600 C16||16-17-17-37 (2T)||not applicable||17-19-19-39 (2T)||not applicable||not applicable|
|Patriot Viper Steel RGB DDR4-3600 C20||16-20-20-40 (2T)||17-26-26-46 (2T)||not applicable||not applicable||not applicable|
|Lexar Hades RGB DDR4-3600 C18||17-20-20-40 (2T)||not applicable||not applicable||not applicable||not applicable|
When overclocking did not produce positive results, we turned to optimizing the main timing of the memory kit in DDR4-3600. We increased the DRAM voltage to 1.45V just to reduce the time from 18-22-22-42 to 17-20-20-40. However, Hades RGB is far from showing stable performance.
Hades RGB DDR4-3600 C18 memory kits have single-rank memory modules that are bad enough, but it also has some of the worst timings for DDR4-3600 memory kits.Depending on the platform, Lexar’s memory kits are sometimes faster than some competitors’ 2x16GB single-rank memory kits, including Mushkin Redline Lumina DDR4-3600 C16 or GeIL Orion AMD Edition DDR4-4266 C18However, Hades RGB is simply not comparable to standard dual-rank memory kits.
To make matters worse, Lexar’s suggested retail price is quite high.When the memory kit is not discounted, it sells for USD 216.99, Which is too expensive for what it provides. Sometimes it will be sold for $159.99, but it is still more expensive than the competition. E.g, Patriot Viper Steel RGB DDR4-3600 C20, It has poor timing but adopts dual-column design, which can provide better performance 149.99 USD.