TwinMOS TwiSTER 4GB DDR3-2133 Memory Kit Review

By on May 30, 2011
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High-end performance that won’t hurt your wallet.

Good: Easy overclocking, Runs at rated speeds with rated voltage, Low profile heatsink, Lifetime warranty
Bad: Performance not on par with direct competition
Price: AED 295
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

The below benchmarks were done using our regular testbed of Intel Core i7-2600K on a Gigabyte P67A-UD7 with a Zotac GTX 580 AMP! Edition; a Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB HDD running Windows 7 Ultimate provided the basis and all of this was powered by a Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Gold PSU.

I specifically used SiS Sandra 2011’s Aggregate Memory Performance benchmark as it gives a realistic representation of bandwidth usage. For testing the TwinMOS TwiSTER 4GB DDR-2133 memory kit, I compared it with the recently reviewed G.Skill RipjawsX and the Kingston HyperX T1 4GB DDR-2133 kits.

The G.Skill Ripjaws X performed exceptionally well, and of the three, the RipjawsX and the TwiSTER are equally priced. That said, of the two, only TwinMOS is available in UAE as it’s sold in a lot of retail shops. Next comes the Kingston HyperX T1 that performs 11% better than the TwinMOS TwiSTER at stock speeds of 1333MHz and 18% better while overclocked to 2134MHz. The kicker here is that the HyperX T1 costs 26% more than the TwiSTER, at AED 100 more to be precise. Running Prime95 and other gaming benchmarks for the better part of a day didn’t turn up any crashes.

All said and done, the performance difference between TwiSTER and its rivals is negligible in real world situations, where games won’t have a significant increase in fps, if at all, and encoding & decoding videos and songs will take just the same as it all depends on your CPU and GPU. The TwinMOS TwiSTER provides a budget-friendly solution to high-end ram as it can be overclocked very easily and will remain steadfast no matter what you throw at it.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

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