Acer Predator Apollo and Predator Talos DRAM Review

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Features, Specifications

Specifications & Features

Here is where I would normally run you through the marketing material (i.e., ‘fluff’) that can normally be found on any product box. However, on both the Talos and the Apollo boxes…. Well, there is none.  Both boxes feature photos of the RAM upfront (as you would expect), but half of the back is taken up by the same disclaimer for both kits. I’m not complaining, I should add, as whilst I understand why marketing material is ‘a thing,’ I normally never even remotely use it to base a purchasing decision off!

With that said, there is a feature list for both products, so I will quickly run through that, starting with the Talos:

  • DDR4 U-DMIMM.
  • High-Efficiency Aluminium Heatsink.
  • Support Intel XMP 2.0.
  • Support Intel & AMD Motherboards.
  • Selected IC to ensure durability & compatibility.
  • Operating Temperature 0C – 85C
  • Storage Temperature -55C – 85C.

And now moving onto the Apollo:

  • High-Efficiency Aluminium Heatsink.
  • Support Intel XMP 2.0.
  • Support Intel & AMD Motherboards.
  • Selected IC to ensure durability & compatibility.
  • 15µ Design.
  • 10 Layer PCB.
  • RGB Sync support*.

*With all software suites listed in the introduction.

 As you can see, both are similar with the Apollo featuring slightly more in the way of information. Hardly surprising, considering that I expect this kit will cost upwards of $40-70 more.

  

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Above Apollo

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Above Talos


Both kits come with a lifetime warranty, which is welcome when you’re buying higher-end and more expensive computer components. Finally, a point that might interest some of you. I took the liberty of checking AMD’s website for RAM kits that have been verified at the same XMP speed and timings as the Apollo for their Zen 2/3 CPUs. The sum total of kits (not including the Apollo) is… 3. Just 3 kits are officially certified by AMD to work at these speeds and timings. If my lowly 3600XT and B450 motherboard are able to run the CL14 3600Mhz kit of memory without compromises, therefore, it would put Apollo in a reasonably exclusive club. Naturally, if Apollo’s XMP profile works on my system then I have zero doubts that the Talos’ looser timed XMP settings will work just fine.

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