Mushkin Ascent 2x2GB PC3-12800 DDR3 Kit Review
Mushkin Ascent 2x2GB PC3-12800 Review Price: $372.81 @ Mushkin Inc.
Manufacturer: Mushkin Inc.
Manufacturer's Part Number: 996625
Warranty:Limited Lifetime Warranty
Summer is in full swing here in North America and the temperature outside isn't the only thing starting to really heat up. The battle for DDR3 market share is also becoming a more hotly debated contest with every passing day. The most sought after memory kits out there appear to be 2x2GB PC3-12800 DDR3 modules for their performance and "reasonable" price. So here at Hardware Canucks, we figured, why not fan those flames and bring in another hot ticket item from one of the favorites in the industry and a first timer here; Mushkin Inc..
The fun isn't going to stop with the memory, however, because these modules come from the brand new family of products from Mushkin that are looking to really push the envelope of memory cooling. The recently introduced Ascent line of Mushkin memory is absolutely cutting edge with a one of a kind heat sink that is really quite an inventive use of heat pipe technology. Heat pipes, as we are all aware, are everywhere and on almost every computer hardware component these days. From motherboards to video cards to complete prototype cases, heat pipe technology has advanced computer cooling solutions to new heights. Today, the Ascent series is building off that technology and has implemented the eVCI or enhanced Vapor Chamber Interface for a new step in memory cooling.
Mushkin has been in the industry for almost 15 years now and are synonymous with enthusiasts for their "Enhanced" line of memory products but provides customers with top quality power supplies as well. The other aspect of the Mushkin business profile is customer service and the community has recognized this effort constantly praising not only the Mushkin products but those that service and support them. To top it all off, Mushkin is one of the very few manufacturers that actually sell their own products directly to customers. Being able to buy directly from the manufacturer is something not very common in this industry and a huge benefit to the consumer. Unabated access to the company who made the product is how it should be and Mushkin makes this happen for its customers. With the introductions out of the way, let's take a look at this exciting new line of memory from Mushkin and see what the Ascent is all about.