Antec Unsheathes Katana: A New DDR4 Memory Series for Enthusiastsby Anton Shilov on May 29, 2019 2:00 PM EST
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In the market of PC components for enthusiasts and modders, Antec is trying to find a market to expand with a set of tools that it knows the best: style and design. The company’s upcoming Katana memory modules are all about style and design.
Antec entered the market of memory modules just about a year ago with a clear aim: to sell memory modules to enthusiasts buying its stylish PC cases. The company probably has hit at least some of it its goals, which is why it is rolling out a new DDR4 product series, the Katana.
Branded after the famous Japanese sword, the Katana memory module has an appropriate shape with RGB LEDs (Antec also shows off a regular, RGB-less version) and distinctive heatspreaders. Design of the DIMMs is actually their main selling feature
At present Antec goes all about the volume with its Katana memory: at Computex the company demonstrated a 16 GB dual-channel DDR4-3600 CL18 20-20-44 at 1.35 V memory kit. Obviously, the company may expand the lineup if needed.
Antec does not say when and where its Katana memory modules are set to available, but it is logical to expect them to hit the market this year at prices comparable to those of other memory modules aimed at the same market segment.
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lazarpandar - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkI wish this junk didn't sell.
FreckledTrout - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkI was envisioning some nice low height sticks before I saw what they RAM looked like. They should have named this broadsword.
DigitalFreak - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkClaymore even...
edzieba - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - linkI'm expecting some Guts photoshops in the near future.
Korguz - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkug.. more useless rgb crap... no thanks... ill pass on these
s.yu - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkIt clearly says that there's a non RGB version.
Korguz - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkyep.. and i will still pass on them... as PeachNCream mentioned... too tall.. i doubt these would fit under my Noctua NH-D15 :-)
PeachNCream - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkIt's so freaking tall just to add superficial heat spreader goo-gaw. Are there really enough basement dweller eSports fans out there that buy this stuff to make a market for such awful products or are OEM marketing departments just filled with desperate, delusional graphic designers that are so afraid of losing their jobs that they copycat one another to the point of nauseating every sane, rational person that might want to buy computer parts?
OvoFox11 - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - linkThis kind of thing likely wasn't the decision of the designers themselves. More likely, someone higher up the totem pole said "this is what's cool now. Make us one of these" and the designers didn't have much of a choice :P
Doc Rob - Friday, May 31, 2019 - linkI want better timings not more RGB and more expense :)