PNY boosts the performance of its high-end gaming RAM to 4,000MHz

PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic X RGB
PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic X RGB (Image credit: PNY)

What you need to know

  • PNY launches a new variant of the XLR8 Gaming EPIC-X RGB RAM with a clock speed of 4,000MHz.
  • The new RAM modules have a CAS latency rating of 18 and draw 1.35v of power.
  • Available now from participating retailers.

PNY announced the addition of 4,000MHz modules to its XLR8 Gaming EPIC-X RGB family of desktop-class DDR4 RAM. This line-up of memory is PNY's high-end solution for gamers and system builders seeking impressive performance in demanding applications. If you're not familiar with the XLR8 Gaming EPIC-X RGB RAM, it's sleek-looking with a full RGB diffused bar of light atop the metal heat spreader.

The speed of RAM is important and 4,000MHz is a good number to have for 11th Gen Intel or AMD Ryzen 5000 series PC builds, but other factors are also important for choosing the best DDR4 RAM for your PC. The CAS latency rating for this new module is 18, which isn't too bad at such high DDR4 RAM speeds. At the sweet spot of 3,200MHz, you can expect to see a CAS latency score of 16.

These speeds are achieved at a voltage of 1.35. The XLR8 Gaming EPIC-X RGB kits also look great with the radiant dual-sided LED configuration with a huge frosted light guide lens. The best part is your motherboard will be able to control the lighting effects. The newest 4,000MHz module kits are available for purchase right now at participating retailers, including directly from PNY.

Rich Edmonds
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