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Crucial 2133Mhz DDR4 32GB Server Kit-Review

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Posted November 5, 2014 by Sandy Bruce in RAM

Overview

Hardware:
 
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Release Date: Now
 
Price at time of Review: MSRP $399
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Bandwidth, Overall Performance, Affordable compared to performance DDR4 kits
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Price per GB, No heat shields, Color
 
BOTTOM LINE:
The memory we reviewed today wasn't the eye catching product that most "at home" system builders look for, nor is it the fastest iteration of DDR4 that has been released. However, it works perfectly for any server or workstation environment. With twice the bandwidth of its predecessor; server and workstation users will benefit greatly from the added bandwidth and capacity of Crucial's 32GB 4x8GB kit,
by Sandy Bruce
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 Introduction

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In 1965 George Moore, Co-Founder of Intel, made an observation that would later be named after him and set the standard for all technology manufacturers to aspire to. It also became a self fulfilling prophecy. He stated that every 12-18 months there would be a doubling of the amount of transistors per chip. He later revised this to what is now known as Moore’s Law, which is a doubling every two years. Thanks to the continuous advancement in memory technology, this increase has been possible in all sorts of microprocessor and microelectronic designs. Without volatile and non volatile memory we would still be using paper punch cards to perform basic operations and be forced to start over every time we turned our system on. Intel remains in the forefront of technology and microchip manufacturing until this very day. We all have seen this with the recent launch of the Z97 and X99 platforms… new features, new tech and new memory. DDR4 is one of the most anticipated new technologies of late 2014 and 2015. Why? Speed of course!

Crucial is well known in the industry for offering some of the best memory around. From entry level, servers, workstation, to gaming and overclocking enthusiast memory, Crucial is heralded for quality products. Today we will be looking at a set of DDR4 marked for servers and workstations in the X99 desktop platform. Crucial has this kit listed as CT4K8G4DFD8213 4x8GB 32GB 2133 memory. Before we get started, I would like to thank Crucial for giving us this chance to review their products.

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Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory and flash storage manufacturers in the world. We make computer memory upgrades (DRAM) and solid state drives (SSDs), and offer more than 250,000 upgrades for over 50,000 systems. For 17 years, we’ve sought to provide the Crucial Difference — award-winning products, outstanding support, and a team of memory and storage experts who explain complex lingo in everyday terms. We’re here to help improve the performance of your system.

 

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2 Comments


  1.  

    Actually the label does not fail to display the timings since it displays a standard JEDEC speed bin of 2133P what means 1067 MHz at 15-15-15-36. Use Thaiphoon Burner utility to know everything about your memory modules!




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      Sandy Bruce

      You know this and I know this but how many people do you think knows what Jedec is or does? Better yet know to look up jedec standards for a stick of memory? You took the word “fail” as a negative when it was meant in a way to observe the absence of information not in a mistake or error. However I am please that you took the time to read our review. Thank you or the feed back.





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