Hardware Asylum Podcast #76: RGB Lights on Memory and RX 500 Series Video Cards

The latest podcast from Hardware Asylum is available and definitely worthy of a listen. Podcast episode #76 Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain cover several topics including RGB LEDs on DDR4 DIMMs and the new Radeon 500 series graphics cards from AMD.

RGB LEDs on Memory Modules - Two memory companies have been at the forefront of lighted memory modules. The first was Corsair with their proSeries memory modules where they had activity LEDs across the top of the module. The second is Crucial with their Tracer series. Of these two companies Crucial is the only one to consistently offer a lighted module and is now jumping on the RGB LED bandwagon with their new Ballistix Tactical Tracer DDR4 RGB lighted memory module which features a speed of 2666Mhz and comes with a removable LED diffuser with an option to 3D print custom designs.

In this episode the duo talk about RGB LEDs from the humble beginning with activity lights on DDR and DDR2 modules to the more modern version that takes signals from included software or an onboard controller to make the lights do anything you can imagine.

Radeon RX 500 Series Gaming Cards - Most hardware enthusiasts would agree that “mid-range” systems are where you strike a balance between price and performance. Of course you can buy less expensive gear but often at the expense of performance or added features. The Radeon RX 500 series, specifically the RX 580 and RX 570, are great options for gamers on a budget and the two cards in this segment are maybe some of the coolest versions on the market.

Listen to the Hardware Asylum podcast here.

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