Nowadays RGB LEDs are found on almost all modules for enthusiasts produced using famous memory houses as well as those used by boutique PC makers. HP recently renewed its focus on gaming PCs and has to play by the rules, which means using enthusiast-class components, including those with RGB. At Computex, we spotted such HP-branded memory modules made by BIWIN.

It is not a secret that large PC OEMs outsource production of components and accessories to a variety of manufacturers. As it appears, some of HP’s memory modules for gaming PCs are made by BIWIN, a large producer of DRAM and NAND flash-based products.

HP’s lineup of gaming DDR4 modules currently consists of three sub-families: the V2, the V6, and the V8. The V2 are the most basic models without heat spreaders, the V6 are more advanced and equipped with heat spreaders, whereas the V8 modules sit on top and come with heat spreaders as well as RGB lighting.

As far as specifications are concerned, HP’s V6 and V8 modules come in 8 GB and 16 GB versions rated to operate in DDR4-2400, DDR4-2666, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3466, and DDR4-3600 modes at 1.2 V or 1.35 V. While such speed bins may not impress enthusiasts looking for extreme performance, such modules are guaranteed to work with the vast majority of gaming PCs by HP, which is exactly what the manufacturer needs.

It is not clear when HP and BIWIN plan to make the HP V-series memory modules available, but since they are demonstrated at a major trade show, we expect them to hit the market in the foreseeable future.

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  • PeachNCream - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I need a metal plate covered in upturned spikes to lay on my desk before I slam my head into it for this endless train of RGB.
  • 29a - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Or you could just turn them off.
  • bubblyboo - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Can you though?
  • 29a - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Ever RGB device I've encountered can be turned off.
  • bubblyboo - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Hardware or software switch? I'm not going to install some garbage RGB software controller just so the device stays off. I know Corsair at least forces this for most if not all of their RGB line. Sure you can disable it with software, which only starts when your OS does (good luck on anything but Windows), but the second you uninstall their garbage software the RGB turns back on.
  • Soulkeeper - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I agree, you're right on.
    I have a corsair mouse and use linux. It's just blinding me constantly forever.
    Atleast i'm able to disable most of the lights on the motherboard and video card ... but still get all kindsa glowing/blinking nonsense bouncing off my walls.
  • eek2121 - Monday, June 10, 2019 - link

    My corsair RGB products default to 'off' unless I install the appropriate software.
  • azfacea - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    do you by any chance need a car?? I've got a 2008 Sonata I'd like to sell to you. It comes with a horse attached to it also. If you don't want the horse just turn it off plz. The choice and the power is all in your hands.
  • 29a - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    A better analogy would be I've got a car that came with headlights if it don't want them on I just turn them off.
  • azfacea - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Yes cause DDR4 has turn off light button it and regulations require it have one

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