Mushkin Redline - 996996 - 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-17000 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2013-08-19

Mushkin have recently released a new 2133MHz kit with 9-11-10-28 latencies and a rated voltage of 1.65V. The product is composed of two 4GB memory modules and are equipped with red Frostbyte design heatsinks.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

The 8GB memory kit we are going to look upon in this review comes with the rated frequency of 2133MHz, CAS latency 9 and an operating voltage of 1.65V. The product is packed inside a transparent plastic enclosure and right from the beginning we can see how the modules really look like:




On the back side we will see the memory modules mounting procedure:




The 996996 series come with a cool looking red heatsink, but the module PCB has a dull green color:




In the middle we have the product logo:




The opposite side comes with a smaller manufacturer logo along with an additional sticker:




On the sticker we have the product code number, the speed rating, timings, operating voltage but also the total memory quantity of the kit in question:




A top view of the modules reveals how the heatsinks are fitted:




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