Zion is India’s leading RAM making brand which creates RAM modules for lots of PC manufacturers. Zion Xtreme is a gaming line-up RAMs for PC gamers for best gaming experience. This is the only RAM module you can buy with 2133 MHz frequency and 8GB DDR4 memory. I tested this RAM on extreme conditions (gaming), read more to know how it performed.
Zion packed the RAM stick in a clear plastic package with a cardboard piece to hold down the packaging. Removing the holographic sticker (seal) felt like it is part of some big machine which is going to power something big. The cardboard piece is printed with some information about the product and some warranty information.
Before going any further, let us check the specs of this RAM module. The RAM kit comes with three years of document-less warranty all over India which means you don’t need any documentation, just provide them the faulty module.
- Memory Size: 8GB
- Memory Type: DDR4
- Memory Frequency: 2133 MHz
- Voltage: 1.2 V
- Format: DIMM
Zion provided the single 8GB module in the package, which means you can expand your gaming PC’s memory up to 32 GB (if your motherboard comes with 4 DIMM slots). The RAM module has comb-like heat spreader on both sides of the stick. These heat spreaders are made of some aluminum alloy to manage the heat. Because these spreaders are made of aluminum and not connected at the top and bends while inserting to the slots. They might eventually break if you upgrade your PC more frequently.
The heat spreaders are painted in sharp red color with ZION XTREME branding on both the side of the module. The whole module is only 7 mm thick (approx.) at the thickest part. You can easily install two or more modules in consecutive DIMM slots. We were using the Corsair 8GB module before which is thicker than this RAM stick.
RAM performance can also vary according to the PC configuration. Let me tell you the configuration of the gaming PC we tested this RAM in.
- Intel Core i5 six gen 2.7 GHz
- Asus Z170 Pro motherboard
- AMD Radeon R7 370
- Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
We had done some benchmarking tests, gaming tests and used it for some regular job like moving stuff from drives. The RAM created no issue while testing, the comb-like heat spreaders makes the module almost invisible when installed on the motherboard.
While playing games, it performed similarly to the Corsair RAM module and games went almost lag free and frame rate stayed constant throughout the gameplay. I played NFS The RUN when the loading screen was about to finish we experienced some frame drop. I don’t know if this frame drops occurred because of RAM, so I’m not entirely blaming this RAM for that.
I used Novabench for benchmarking the RAM, and I was expecting a lengthy benchmark, but it ends up in 2 to 3 minutes. Well, all I have is the score and this screenshot which Novabench software gave me. The score is 1296, which is a good score for gaming RAMs.
- High frequency
- Bad heat spreader design
- Price too high (if you are not looking for high-frequency RAM)
Zion Xtreme gaming RAM will cost you around Rs. 3,000 which is a good deal because you can’t buy a gaming RAM with 8GB memory. Other 8 GB RAM with comparative low frequency will give you the same performance even with low frequency (1333 MHz) compared with Zion Xtreme.
If you are buying a RAM for your gaming PC, then do some research and avoid spending more money. And as far as Zion RAM is concerned, I will recommend you this RAM only if you trust on specifications.