The machinations of the PC component industry are interesting. Most companies that started off producing primarily DRAM have felt the need to branch out and diversify the business against the inherent fluctuations in the memory market. Corsair is the best example of this approach. Very few move into the RAM space from specialties in other products, yet graphics card stalwart Inno3D is doing exactly that with a line of premium iChiLL memory.
Sensibly, the RGB kits, presented without any specific Inno3D branding, are all available in 16GB capacities (2x8GB), run from DDR4-3000 to DDR4-4000 speeds, and use various ICs to reach their rated specs. Our review sample, known as RCX2-16G3600A, comprises a dual-channel pack populated with DDR4-3600 speeds, 17-18-18-38 latencies, and an enthusiast 1.35V. Nothing untoward there.
First impressions are mixed. Inno3D maintains a gamer feel with the iChiLL branding, central logo, and pressed aluminium heatspreader whose design is repeated on the other side. The downside to this approach is size, with the modules standing 50mm tall – or about as big as we have seen – potentially leading to problems in motherboards whose DIMM slots are uncomfortably close to the overhang of premium coolers. Going by our experience, having modules taller than 45mm brings clearance issues into play.