Acer Predator Apollo and Predator Talos DRAM Review

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Unboxing and Visual Overview Apollo

Unboxing and Visual Overview

Whilst RAM can generally be considered ‘RAM,’ there is no denying that kits have generally gotten somewhat sexier in the last 4-5 years. Compare some of the most expensive and lavish DDR3 kits of the last generation to the same ‘ilk’ from the DDR4 generation, and it’s not even a contest. Today’s RAM kits are anything from entirely gaudy and doused in RGB, to sleek and understated kits with attractive brushed metal finishes. The two kits we have on hand today, as it happens, fit into both of the above categories rather nicely. First, we will cover the unboxing and visuals of the Apollo kit.

Apollo RGB

Those who have read any of my past reviews will know that I am a vocal ‘anti-activist’ for additional software suites, but Corsair did happen to notably win me over recently when using the ‘iCUE’ software for their MM700 RGB extended mouse mat. As it’s been a while since I used any of the above software suits, therefore, I will give MSI’s Mystic Light (my motherboard’s manufacturer) a chance. More on that later.



The unboxing experience for the Apollo RAM is, actually, what I would expect of a high-end kit of memory. The box itself is plain black and not at all gaudy. There is an outer slip that slides off to reveal a matte black box with the Acer Predator logo on it etched in silver. It’s certainly a nice touch. This box comes off to give you your first glimpse of your new product protected by a plastic shell.


The RAM itself is, actually, very good-looking. Brushed black metal ridged fins make up the center portion of the kit with the RGB strip not quite extending all the way to the end. Instead, Acer has opted to have a silver ‘plate’ wrapping around the kit and falling down both sides. On both sides, the Acer Predator logo is etched in silver.


When actually in a PC, the kit looks the part. The RGB light strip is nice and bright without being overwhelming, and the Apollo really does bring the jazz factor into what otherwise might be a fairly muted system. For context, my system’s only light source is 3x Corsair ML 120mm fans up front acting as intake. With the fans set to a static cyan to match the rest of my setup, the rainbow wave effect of the Apollo RAM didn’t clash like I thought it would, and instead just gives off a pleasant glow that looks excellent next to the large, black CPU cooler I have.


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