Lexar Hades 32GB DDR4-3600MHz review – does it support Xbox gaming?

Lexar Hades 32GB DDR4-3600MHz review

The Lexar Hades RGB DDR4 overclocked memory is the perfect upgrade for the gamer who wants next-level performance and an improved gaming experience. And with Lexar RGB Sync, bring your system to life with customizable RGB lighting controls. The RGB lights create a lively atmosphere rendering your gameplay more realistic, and adds a touch of style to your gaming journey. Find more in Lexar Hades 32GB DDR4-3600MHz review.

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • XMP profile 2.0
  • Good overclocking ability
  • DDR4-3600 speed
  • Great look RGB lighting effects
  • Nice and sleek heat spreader

Cons:

  • Single-rank sticks
  • High CAS latency of 18-26-26-46
  • Awful overclocking

Specs – Lexar Hades 32GB DDR4-3600MHz

  • Manufacturer: Lexar
  • Speed Rating: DDR4-3600 MT/s
  • Rated Timings: 18-22-22-42
  • Model: LD4BU016G-R3600UDLH
  • Error Checking: Non-ECC
  • IC Manufacturer: SpecTek
  • Tested Capacity: 32 GB (2x 16GB)
  • Tested Voltage: 1.35 V
  • PCB Type: 8 layers
  • Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
  • Form Factor: 288-pin DIMM
  • Warranty: Lifetime Limited

Compare Lexar Hades 32GB DDR4-3600MHz

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ProcessorIntel Core i9-10900KAMD Ryzen 9 5900X
MotherboardAsus ROG Maximus XII ApexAsus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
Graphics CardMSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X TrioMSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
StorageCrucial MX500 500GB, 2TBCrucial MX500 500GB, 2TB
CoolingCorsair Hydro H115i ProCorsair Hydro H115i Pro
Power SupplyCorsair RM650x 650WCorsair RM650x 650W
CaseStreacom BC1Streacom BC1

Lexar Hades 32GB DDR4-3600MHz review

Build

Lexar’s Hades RGB memory modules sport a rectangular, aluminum heat spreader complemented with a brushed finish. The Hades RGB memory is very sleek, a smooth, brushed, black anodized heat spreader covers the entire stick. A milky white translucent bar runs along the top.

From the first appearance, the memory modules come with a nice and sleek heat spreader, along with a long RGB strip that covers the entire length of the memory module. It also includes support for Asus Aura Sync, MSI Mystic Light Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion and ASRock Polychrome Sync. The Hades RGB DDR4-3600 are the first overclocking RGB memory kits we’ve tested from Lexar, so it will be interesting to see how they perform and look.

Design

The memory is 45.6mm (1.8 inches) tall, so we recommend that you check your CPU cooler’s clearance space before pulling the trigger on the Hades RGB. Doing justice to its name, the memory is equipped with an RGB lightbar that’s integrated into the heat spreader design. 

Underneath the Hades RGB’s sleek heat spreader, you’ll find a black, eight-layer PCB with a single-rank design. The single-rank design will hurt the memory kit’s performance. The type of integrated circuit (ICs) remains a mystery as it seems that Lexar blotted out that information, so Thaiphoon Burner can’t assess it. Given the sloppy XMP timings, the ICs are likely on the low-end of the quality scale.

The edges are angular with rounded corners, and at the top, a large portion of the heat spreaders are removed to allow the RGB diffuser to show on both sides.

DIMMS

These are single-sided DIMMs with 8x 2 GB ICs. Instead of being dual-rank, it is still single-rank. An interesting design choice. Advantages of sticking to single rank are reduced access command latency when accessing data from the same group of banks and less stress on the CPU. However, this is often offset by looser timings and longer refresh cycles due to the density increase for each IC to fit on a single side of the PCB.

Lighting

By default it will run a Rainbow Wave effect. Now if you want to configure the RGB lighting you can either use your motherboard’s RGB software or Lexar’s RGB Sync software. As far as motherboard RGB software the memory is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2.0, MSI Mystic Light, ASRock Polychrome SYNC.

Lexar’s RGB Sync software.

The app allows you to set 8 different effects, control each DIMM individually, and control each RGB LED individually. The app does have a scaling problem though, running it on a 4K display with 200% scaling enabled it remained non-scaled. It was not too small to not be able to use, but I would hope Lexar fixes this in a future update.

Lexar Hades 32GB DDR4-3600MHz Performance review

When it comes to performance with its XMP profile of 3600 MHz with timings of 18-22-22-42 at 1.35V the kit performed well, towards the top in many of our tests. It seemed this kit did not want to budge without loosening the timings when it came to overclocking. We were able to get a stable overclock of 4000 MHz with timings of 22-22-22-52.

Alternate of Lexar Hades 32GB DDR4-3600MHz

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB DDR4-3200MHz

REASONS TO BUY

+Ultra-bright Capellix RGB LEDs+Dominator DHX heat-spreaders+Advanced iCUE software

REASONS TO AVOID

-Module height may cause clearance issuesAdvertisement

Corsair has outdone itself with the Dominator Platinum RGB. The original DDR4 kit has been our favorite high-end memory bundle for quite some time now. Its sleek exterior, patented DHX cooling technology, and unrivaled performance has made it a formidable flagship over the years, often topping our best RAM for gaming list. Now, the iconic Dominator Platinum is back with a stealthy new design and Corsair’s new Capellix LED technology.

The price doesn’t differ too much from the original non-RGB Dominator Platinum, but you’re still paying a hefty premium over some of the other kits mentioned in this guide. We still think it’s well worth every penny if you can afford it, whichever capacity kit you go for.

The Dominator Platinum RGB takes the same best-in-class performance as the original, adds higher-clocked SKUs, and 12 individually addressable Capellix RGB LEDs. The new LEDs are brighter and more efficient than previous iterations and are only available from Corsair. Combined with Corsair’s iCUE software, the Dominator Platinum RGB has become the best RGB option out there and also the best high-end performance kit. 

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