Today we present the RAM memory kit APACER NOX DDR5 6000MHz CL40 (2x16GB), designed to be compatible with platforms of both Intel and AMD. These new memories DDR5 de APPEAR include profiles optimized for both Intel XMP 3.0 as if to amd expo, which are preconfigured in the kit.
In our regular performance tests, we will evaluate the performance of these memories and determine which memory chips are used in a RAM market that has seen a price decrease since its initial launch. Our goal is to provide objective information on whether these DDR5 memories offer a competitive proposition in the current market..
This sample comes thanks to APACER and has been sampled for today's tests.
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APACER NOX DDR5 6000 MHz CL40 (2x16GB) - Specifications
APACER's NOX DDR5 memory module is presented as an option aimed at those users who value a combination of price and performance. With a minimalist design, dispensing with RGB lighting, it stands out for its aluminum alloy heat sink that offers efficient heat dissipation capacity. APACER includes NOX DDR5 in its range of gamer-oriented memory and offers several configurations within this family, including the following options:
The kit we have today is 2x16GB, DDR5 6000 MHz CL40.
The model number of this memory module is GD2.42312S.001, and the sample we have in our hands was manufactured during the 45th week of the year 2022. Each DIMM (RAM module) has a capacity of 16GB, with 32 banks by DIMM. The factory speed, without activating the XMP/EXPO overclock functions, is 4800 MT/s, with a bus width of 64 bits. For overclock profiles, both for XMP 3.0 and AMD EXPO, a voltage of 1.35v is used.
In a more detailed analysis of these memories, it has been identified that they are equipped with Samsung B-Die (DDR5) chips and the PMIC (Power Management Integrated Controller) power management controller is manufactured by Richtek.
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APACER NOX DDR5 6000 MHz CL40 (2x16GB) – Unboxing and photos
Benchmarks and tests in games (720p)
We optimize our gaming tests using a resolution of 720p. This is done with the aim of preventing the video card from becoming the bottleneck, shifting the load to the processor and its interaction with the RAM memories. Observing more favorable or unfavorable results with certain RAMs indicates how performance scales relative to the game.
Before going to tests 720p with games, We will see what results we get AIDA64 Benchmark y Geekbench 4 (for information and reference) and review the testing system we use.
720p gaming tests
Choosing to try games in 720p may pique the curiosity of many. The answer is pretty simple. By opting for a lower resolution, we move the bottleneck towards the processor and RAM, preventing the video card, in this case, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, be the limiting factor.
The intention is to analyze how games behave at a reduced resolution and how RAM frequencies influence that performance. In my tests with DDR5, I use the processor Intel Core i9-13900K (with iGPU disabled). The 720p resolution allows us to highlight the differences between different types of RAM, since the bottleneck falls on the temporary storage that connects various PC devices, that is, the RAM memories.
A statistic reminder...
Before detailing our configuration system, let's refresh a little what they are AVG FPS and 1% LOW.
El AVGFPS, o Average FPS, as the name suggests, represents the average frames per second in a specific sequence. Although it is the most commonly used measure, it does not reveal the whole story, since it does not take into account the moments in which FPS may experience specific drops.
El 1% LOW refers to the value corresponding to the lowest 1% in a series of frames per second data, sorted ascending in a specific sequence. In other words, it represents the frame in which the largest FPS drop is experienced within that particular sequence.
A Plague Tale: Requiem (720p)
Assassin's Creed: Origins (720p)
Borderlands 3 (720p)
Death Stranding (720p)
F1 2022 (720p)
God of War (720p)
Marvel's Spider Man Remastered (720p)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider DX 12 (720p)
Shadow of War (720p)
Strange Brigade DX12 + Async (720p)
Final Analysis - At a local price of $109 USD, the APACER NOX DDR5 emerges as a highly recommended option
Let's start by analyzing the performance of the product under review today, the APACER NOX DDR5 6000 MHz CL40. These memories offer mid-range performance that is adequately aligned with their current market price, set at US$ 108. This cost positions them competitively against various available alternatives.
It is crucial that the product maintains a solid position in relation to its price, since other options on the market, whether from established brands or with competitive values, represent formidable competitors for NOX DDR5. Although Kingston exceeds the price of our product in review, G.Skill and TeamGroup present very close options in terms of price.
When exploring the configuration options offered by these memories, it is encouraging to see that, being a relatively new product, they incorporate both options:
Intel XMP 3.0
AMD EXPO 1.0
The only area that was less convincing, perhaps aimed at a minority, was the limitation on overclocking RAM. We were unable to consistently stabilize them at 6400 MT/s, and were only able to increase them by a modest 200 MT/s without needing to make custom adjustments to the voltages.
We expect APACER to continue bringing products to the market with competitive prices and explore other segments with higher price tags, such as the DDR5-6800C34 offering. Our final recommendation for the APACER NOX DDR5 6000 CL40 (2x16GB) is supported as long as the price indicated by the brand is maintained.