Avexir MPOWER 2400MHz 8GB Review
It is impossible not to come away from the Avexir MPOWER Core Edition 2400MHz kit and not be blown away by it.
The performance is exceptional. Whether we were running the synthetic benchmarks that just test the pure bandwidth available, or whether running actual tests that push the system hard, the Avexir performed admirably. With CAS10 2400MHz timings you'd expect it to have a certain amount of get up and go. However, even when compared to the brilliant Kingston Predator which is 266MHz faster, the Avexir continually stands at, or very close to, the top of our performance graphs.
It's not all about sheer grunt though. We know that many people like the standard two colour choices of red or blue, but to a certain degree that's forced upon us because so few items of hardware are any other colour. Barring manually respraying everything, or having a rig that looks like an explosion in a Skittles factory, you're forced to pick one of those two options if you want a system with an all-encompassing colour scheme.
By aiming their memory at the MSI MPOWER Z77 motherboard the Avexir comes in yellow and black, which makes a nice change. We think the MPOWER is probably the best all-around motherboard available, especially at the price, so we're sure it's found its way into many systems. Even if you have gone with a Zotac motherboard the Avexir will fit the colour scheme. However, if you have chosen another vendor for your system underpinnings then the Avexir still blends in thanks to the mostly black heatspreader and, when the system is turned on, those blazing blue LEDs.
It's got the looks, the performance and, with a £70 price tag, provides great value for money too. The only reason not to strongly consider the Avexir kit is if you have an aversion to bright blue lighting, and for that reason we're delighted to award it our OC3D Gold Award. Brilliant.
By the way, if you don't like the blue lighting, by clicking the Avexir Direct link on their website you have the option to configure your RAM sticks exactly as you wish, from coloured LEDs, heatspreader design, timings, capacity and even etch your name on it, should you so desire. Worth a look if you must have a kit that perfectly matches your system.