CES 2019: Thermaltake Unveils Its WaterRAM RGB Liquid Cooled DDR4-3200 Memoryby Gavin Bonshor on January 9, 2019 3:00 PM EST
At CES 2019 Thermaltake officially entered the memory market with two new kits of DDR4 3200 RAM which not only include integrated water blocks but also includes 16.8 million color RGB customization. The new Thermaltake WaterRam looks to push the boundary of memory cooling products which is compatible with its RGB PLUS Ecosystem for uniformity with other compatible components.
The Thermaltake WaterRAM RGB DDR4-3200 memory features an XMP 2.0 one-click overclocking profile for easy application within the BIOS. The heatsinks themselves are constructed with 2 mm thick aluminium for good heat dissipation and Thermaltake advertise the WaterRAM heatsinks to reduce temperature by up to 37 % over conventional heatsinks.
The Thermaltake WaterRam uses dual G 1/4 connectors for compatibility with most water cooling fittings for easy installation. Across the top of the heatsinks is an addressable RGB LED bar with support for up to 16.8 million different colors. The RGB can be synced up with other Tt RGB PLUS Ecosystem compatible devices such as Razer Chroma, Amazon Alexa and even component-based technologies such as ASRock Polychrome, ASUS AURA Sync and GIGABYTE RGB Fusion.
Each kit of WaterRAM runs at DDR4-3200 C16 18-18-38 2x8 GB and has an operating voltage of 1.35 V. Thermaltake has informed us that the memory IC of choice comes from Hynix. Thermaltake has provided the WaterRam RGB Liquid Cooled memory with a limited lifetime warranty, but the water block element only features a 2-year warranty.
In terms of pricing, the 2x8 GB kit costs $250 while the 4x8 GB kit has an MSRP of $440. Availability is unknown, but Thermaltake state that the WaterRam is currently being pushed into retail channels imminently.
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DanNeely - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - linkThe only thing dumber than the concept as a whole is whoever approved the PR picture with only 1 of the 2 water blocks connected.
mooninite - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - link+1
Unfortunately we live in a time where there's a market for this RGB stuff. There are people that go nuts for it. :(
qlum - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - linkWhile ram does not get very hot and water cooling certainly does't do anything for performance I can still understand this move for astetics. However if you are going to build something like this at least include some high end memory and not some middle of the road 3200 hynix memory.
gavbon - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - linkRGB is like uPVC windows were like in the 80's; marketing gold dust
bennyg - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - linkCorsair's "RGB RAM minus the actual RAM" wins the dumb product award for the rest of forever
FreckledTrout - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - linkWell for anyone getting a water cooled PSU now you can also cool your RAM.
bunny_ - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - linkWhy are they putting a liquid cooler on C16 3200MHz RAM?
rahvin - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - linkThat was my thought as well. Get some C15 in there at a minimum.
PeachNCream - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - linkThrow it on the pile of stupid ideas that came out of 2019's CES. Its a pretty big pile already, but I'm certain we can make room for a useless RGB RAM cooler.
sharathc - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - linkWell, can't they create all chips (Mobo, CPU, PSU, RAM, GPU, etc.) water-proof and make it submersible, say you can immerse the entire system in a aqua tank with running water in a closed loop for better thermal management :)