Review: Zadak Spark RGB DDR4 4133 MHz 4x 8 GB

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Today we are looking at Zadak Spark RGB DDR4 32 GB 4133 MHz CL19 memory. It’s the first kit from this Taiwanese manufacturer that we received. Zadak is a high-end, custom water-cooled PC bra...

    Review: Zadak Spark RGB DDR4 4133 MHz 4x 8 GB
     
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  2. wavetrex

    wavetrex Master Guru

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    I actually like the design of this one.

    Probably not worth the $$$, but still looking good !
     
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    OnnA Ancient Guru

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    1.40V, my kit is 1.35v 4133 CL19 (Predator).
    Should manage the 3800CL16 easy w/Zen2.
     
  4. JamesSneed

    JamesSneed Master Guru

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    So this is Samsung B-die that is not binned at all so they toss loose timings on it to make sure all sticks work. I would much rather pick up some Gskill with guaranteed tighter timings for this much money. Speaking of why is no CAS 14 3200MHz memory tested? I know you have Flare X Kits because your review is one of the reasons I bought them in t he first place.

    For example we can get this Zadak ram for $159 with 8GBx2 at 3200MHz with 16-18-18-38 timings or we can get G.Skill 8GBx2 at 3200MHz with 14-14-14-34 timings for $119. No LED's, faster gauranteed timings you can set via XMP and $40 cheaper. https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232530
     
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    I'm the reviewer of this kit and the system setup (and tested RAM) does look different than the one Hilbert has :)
     
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    Actually the most underrate timing is the Trfc, fine tune the Trfc give like 10% lower latency, for example my 4x8GB 3433mhz 15-15-15-30 CR2 kit goes from 45ns to 41.5ns when lower the default Trfc of 660 to 280.

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  7. JamesSneed

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    I see. So it would be nice to see some decent CAS 14 3200MHz kit in here using 4 DIMM's or to test this Zadak kit with only 2 DIMMS so its apples to apples without interleaving the dual rank kits provide. For example the CL14 3200MHz memory in your review is underperforming the CL15 3200MHz memory I assume due to 4-DIMM's vs 2-DIMM's which is translating to dual rank vs single rank giving an advantage to the dual rank memory due to interleaving. I could be wrong it could be various sub timings as well however it makes the testing very unscientific to show the results in a single chart when you have mixed dual rank and single rank results.

    This high end 4133 kit is going to be over $250 and the kit I linked is $120 with very similar performance since the 4133 kit has such loose timings. Personally I fail to see why this memory was recommended as it has loose timings, cost isn't very low, and the DIMM's are are pretty tall so one could have some clearance issues. All those things in my book makes these rather ho hum. You mentioned all of these things in the review as well so I was surprised to see them as recommended.
     
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    Looking at the timing these look like they are using Micron E-die modules.
     

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