AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 series Final Thoughts
In the enthusiast PC sector performance is king and visuals come second. We all like attractive looking gear but it should not be your only selling point. With this said though, I have to admit that AVEXIR have really hit the nail on the head with the design of the Blitz 1.1 Series DDR3 PC Memory. There isn’t much that memory manufacturers can do to differentiate from one another across their entire range – only the design can set them apart. If looks could kill the AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 Series DDR3 PC Memory would be at the top of the leader board in any game. It also has great performance potential and overclocking headroom to back up its good looks.
AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 DDR3 PC Memory Conclusion
In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 Series DDR3 PC Memory a rating out of 10. A high or low score does not necessarily mean that it is better or worse than a similar memory kit that has been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, which may have got a higher or lower score. It is however a good indicator of whether the Blitz 1.1 Series is good or not. I would strongly urge you to read the entire review, if you have not already, so that you can make an educated decision for yourself.
For the purpose of performance testing I put together two of the seven single AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 4GB DDR3 PC Memory modules against a native dual channel Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB kit with the same ratings. As a result of this the AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 configuration scored slightly lower than the corsair kit but pulled nicely ahead when oveclocked to 1866MHZ.
The AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 Series DDR3 PC Memory allows you to tailor your PC build to your preferred or favorite brand. This is something that MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte have been doing for a while with their motherboards and video cards and now finally AVEXIR have raised the game up with their new Blitz 1.1 Series. The LED’s pulse on and off at random intervals and there is no real pattern to them. This is all well and good but it would be nicer if they were either on all the time or if there were some sort of order to the flashing.
The AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 series DDR3 PC Memory features a 6-peice detachable heat spreader design (dismantles to 3 pieces), server grade resistors and capacitors, and a 2oz copper 8 layer PCB design. These features are aimed towards overclockers as they serve to ensure higher stability when overclocking. The modules are very well constructed and are simple enough to take apart and put back together. There are only two screws holding the heatsinks to the memory module but so long as these are tightened down well there are no issues.
The AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 series DDR3 PC Memory functioned stably at its rated 1600MHz. It also functioned perfectly well at the overclocked speed of 1866MHz albeit with a slight adjustment to the timings and operating voltage. The kit is rated at CL 9-9-9-24 1.5V and ran overclocked at CL9-11-9-27 1.65V. Overall a very functional memory kit.
AVEXIR’s MSRP for the 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Kit (model# AVD3U16000904G-2BZ1) is $129.99 (North America) / €99.90 (Europe). You will have to pay a premium for this memory due to it’s unique design but it will be worth it if you are looking to build a themed PC.
I will sum up the AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 Series DDR3 PC Memory with one simple sentence: A great performing memory kit with excellent visuals and a premium price to match. Because of the high price the Blitz 1.1 Series will just fall short of the silver award but will get a much deserved ‘Recommended Product’ award instead.
+ Very unique design
+ Overclocks easily to 1866MHz
+ Great construction
+ Performance with stability
- Expensive enthusiast product
– LED’s just pulse randomly
Final Score: 8.70 out of 10.
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