Tuesday deals: 32 GB of DDR4 memory for $150 and more

Greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. My flu appears to have finally broken, but I'm still taking extra care to stay warm in this chilly season. There's no snow here, for better or for worse, and I'm somewhat envious of Seth, Colton, and Adam's pretty pictures of their locations. (Editor's note: Bruno can have our snow and the single-digit temperatures that go with it, thanks very much.) Then again, I don't need to shovel any snow or slap winter tires on my car. Anyway, enough yakking, here's today's collection of deals.

Power users and heavy multitaskers tend to need gobs of RAM, and they'd be well served by the G.Skill Aegis 32-GB kit of 2400 MT/s DIMMs. This dual-channel kit is capacious, and on most motherboards you'll still have two RAM slots open after installing it. The price is an insane $149.99 at Newegg. Remember when these were $400 last year?

Here's another item for those with a penchant for speedy computing. The HP EX920 1-TB NVMe SSD is a familiar face in our deals posts thanks to its combination of speed and low price. The drive can do 3200 MB/s on sequential reads and 1800 MB/s on writes, but random I/O is where its strength lies, at 350K random read IOPS and 250K write IOPs. Newegg will sell you this SSD for just $159.99.

"Ryzen" is the theme for a trio of deals, and we're starting with an HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop. The slick-looking green-and-black compact enclosure contains a Ryzen 7 2700 processor coupled with 16 GB of RAM and a Radeon RX 580 graphics card with 4 GB of VRAM. For storing your data and games, you get a 128-GB SSD ticking along with a 1-TB hard drive. The machine also includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.2. The whole enchilada will set you back just $799.99 at Best Buy.

Looking to take Ryzen on the go? You'll want to check out the Acer Swift 3 laptop (SF315-41G-R6MP), then. This 15.6" machine has an IPS 1920×1080 display and is powered by a Ryzen 7 2700U processor and 8 GB of RAM. That's not all, though—you also get a Radeon RX 540 graphics card with 2 GB of VRAM, perfect for some light gaming on the go. Storage comes by way of a 256-GB solid-state drive. The asking price for this portable is just $649.99 at Amazon.

If your budget can't quite stretch as far as the machine above, then by all means check out this here Lenovo 330S (15ARR) laptop. It too has a 1920×1080 15.6" display but makes do with a Ryzen 5 2500U processor paired with 8 GB of RAM and a 128-GB SSD. There's no dedicated graphics card in this machine, but that's fine by us since the asking price is a mere $349.99. That right there is Chromebook pricing territory, folks.

The final bit of kit is the Corsair Glaive RGB gaming mouse. This rodent has most everything you can ask for: a fine 16,000-DPI sensor, just the right amount of buttons, and three interchangeable side grips for comfort and customization. Ah, I almost forgot, it also has RGB LED lighting. Best Buy will sell you one of these for only $44.99.

That's all for today, folks! There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: Not only do we have a partnership with Newegg and Amazon, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at Das Keyboard's shop.

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    • DancinJack
    • 7 months ago

    Man if that RAM was faster I’d snatch it up right quick. “Low profile” (read: standard, non-insane “heat spreaders”) RAM are my jam.

    • Walkintarget
    • 7 months ago

    I highly recommend the HP EX920 – just picked up a 512GB last Saturday, and found it to be very nice as a boot drive. Installed Win10 in around 10 minutes, and while many might recommend a cheaper SATA SSD, I really liked eliminating some cable clutter that came with the SATA drive.

      • Goty
      • 7 months ago

      Same. I’ve espoused the virtues of my SX8200 on here many times, which is essentially the same drive. They’re some speedy little sticks of gum.

      • e1jones
      • 7 months ago

      I’ve also been pondering the 512 GB version since it’s been ‘on sale’ for the last week. It’s really a coin flip… simpler installation, probably way faster than I really need, coming from the trusty BX100.

      Bigger is better!?

      • albundy
      • 7 months ago

      been running the 1TB EX920 for a year now. boot time/load time/browsing/office app speed was the same as my aging sandisk extreme pro MLC SSD. compressing, extracting, video encoding time was phenomenal!

    • derFunkenstein
    • 7 months ago

    AMD needs to figure out how to hook GDDR5 memory up to the Vega graphics on its APUs. The RX 540 brings basically nothing to the table compared to the APU graphics, except for that discrete memory pool.

      • DragonDaddyBear
      • 7 months ago

      Like this?
      [url<]https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/274805-amd-announces-new-custom-apu-for-chinese-game-consoles[/url<]

        • derFunkenstein
        • 7 months ago

        Almost. I don’t want EVERYTHING on the GDDR5 bus, I’m daydreaming about a regular DDR4 memory controller for the CPU side and a dedicated 2 -or 4-GB cache for graphics.

          • BobbinThreadbare
          • 7 months ago

          I wonder if they couldn’t take a page from intel’s book and do a 128mb L4 cache that feeds the graphics.

            • DragonDaddyBear
            • 7 months ago

            HBM buffer?

            • derFunkenstein
            • 7 months ago

            In Intel’s case it’s a general cache that feeds everything, and it happens to help out a lot on integrated graphics. Refer back to the original Skylake review, which had the i7-5775C in it. That CPU could (at the time) keep up with CPUs that were severa hundred MHz faster because of it.

            • jihadjoe
            • 7 months ago

            I think it should still be able to keep up, but when TR retested the 5775C they ran it at stock and it obviously wasn’t going to be slaying any giants while constrained to 65W.

      • Usacomp2k3
      • 7 months ago

      There’s a chiplet for that!

        • derFunkenstein
        • 7 months ago

        that made me lol

        • chuckula
        • 7 months ago

        I like it.
        But I also expect royalties since I beat you to it.

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