Custom PC

Custom PC — Issue 230

Issue 230 is dedicated to demystifying the world of PC memory. With both DDR4 and DDR5 standards jostling for your attention, and a lot of misconceptions about how memory speed and latency can affect performance, now is a great time to fill your brain (or memory, if you will) with all the knowledge you need.

We take you through how PC memory works, what all those numbers on the packaging mean and how they can affect performance. From latency timings, clock speeds and capacities, to whether it’s worth upgrading to DDR5, we answer all the questions you might have about PC memory today. Not only that, but there’s also a massive Labs test of both DDR4 and DDR5 kits.

Also in this issue:

  • How to etch glass case panels
  • Install a distro plate
  • The state of Intel graphics
  • Game Pass – the future of PC gaming?
  • Retro tech – Pentium Pro
  • Trackball mice Labs test
  • Flipper Zero