Top 5 Gaming PC RAM for 2012

By | October 5th, 2012

Having a good and fast RAM is important for gamers, RAMs clocked at 1600+ MHz are considered perfect for gaming as they deliver the data in a matter of milliseconds. It is not just about gaming, when your computer has enough RAM, you will be able to multi-tasking without a hitch. We concluded a post where we listed a guide “How much RAM is enough” to tune your machine to optimum speeds, now we are going to list top five RAM’s that are popular among video games enthusiastic.

Corsair Vengeance

Corsair is the most popular among gamers today. It is fast, reliable and considerably cheaper when compared with competition. It is designed keeping gaming in mind, aluminum heat spreaders in the vengeance helps dissipate heat and provide a rather aggressive look.

Going a little technical, the best option would be a 16GB module (4 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM, clocked at 1600 MHz, includes dual channelkit, 1.5V and includes corsair lifetime limited warranty. The Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3 is reasonably prices at $80.

Buy: Corsair Vengeance

Kingston Technology HyperX Predator

You must have heard the name “Kingston”, they are very popular when it comes to memory and are extremely reliable. Even their portable drives produce impressive speeds. The HyperX module is great for gaming as it has faster latency timing resulting in higher performance and speeds.

The Predator Blu comes in memory sizes from 4GB to 32GB kits which are clocked at impressive 2666 MHz supports 1.5V and 1.6V operating voltages.The module is heat sink designed which permits effective maintainance of speed while prolonging the memory lifecycle.

Youcan find the Predator 8GB kit for around $77. The kit is more expensive than the Vengeance, but it is far ahead when it comes to performance.

Buy: Kingston HyperX predator

Corsair XMS3

Another corsair in the list, the XMS3 comes in a lot of verities; we prefer the 6GB kit (3 x 2GB) modules. While having the corsair lifetime warranty the RAM runs on triple channel memory configuration and runs at 1333MHz.

The 6GB kit will cost you $60, you can extend the kit up to 12GB.

Buy: Corsair XMS3

Corsair Dominator

Dominator is one of the premium product of corsair which uses highly screened IC’s to guarantee maximum performance and overclock option as well. You can find the memory from 2-32GB kits, the module runs at 1600 MHz at 9-9-9-24 latency periods.

The standard 8Gb kit will cost you $57.99which is perfectly reasonable although almost twice as expensive as XMS3 but twice as fast as well.

Buy: Corsair Dominator

Patriot Viper 3 Extreme

Last but not least, the viper 3 extreme from patriot. The viper 3 is high end gaming module known for its heat dissipating capabilities, superior performance and rock solid stability, like the corsair, patriot also provides a lifetime warranty with their products.

Available in dual and quad channel 8, 16 and 32 GB kits, the patriot viper I offered at speeds from 1600 MHz to 2133 MHz at 1.5 volts. You can get the 16Gb module for $102.

Buy: Patriot Viper-3