At the end of the day the core of this memory kit, the actually memory modules themselves are quite good. They scored very high in our testing and we were able to get an extra 500 MHz out of them, going from the XMP profile setting of 3200 MHz all the way up to 3700 MHz without having to touch the timings or voltage. That is very impressive!
We live in the world of RGB and this kit does not have RGB’s or any lights on it, which we are completely ok with, but we are not ok with a 4-year old heatspreader design and a green PCB. Everyone is showing off their PCs these days, I mean find a case that does not come with a tempered glass side panel window. And with that we care about how every part of our system looks. This kit just looks dated, if Mushkin even put a black PCB on these modules I would cut them a little slack, but they didn’t even do that. Recycling a product design since 2015 is never a good thing, especially with all of the competition in the performance memory space.
Right now this kit is selling at our favorite online retailer for $109. You can pickup multiple 16GB 3200 MHz RGB kits for $20-30 more so I wouldn’t say this kit is a value either. It is a solid DDR4 kit when it comes to performance, but really, really lacks on style. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Mushkin Redline DDR4-3200 16GB Memory Kit a 7 out of 10 score.
– Solid performance
– Lots of overclocking headroom
– Mushkin using the same design from 2015
– RGB kits are only $20-30 more