Info Meaning of RAM Product Item Numbers/Codes

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If you are looking at differences between RAM modules being sold or if you are just checking some RAM models of your motherboard's Memory QVL that have been tested, you may have come across with these hard-to-figure-out RAM Product Items/Codes such as: "HX430C15SB2/8" or "TED416G2133C1501" or "AVD4U24001608G-4M" or "BLS8G4D240FSA". What do these numbers/letters mean?

Let's dissect these product codes to find out its meaning so we can be familiar with the specific RAM we are looking for:

Note: As of this date, I have only posted the most common brands/models of DDR4 Desktop RAMs from ADATA (XPG), Avexir, Corsair, Crucial (Ballistix), GeIL, G.Skill, Kingston (Hyper X), Mushkin, Patriot and Team.

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ADATA (XPG) DDR4 DESKTOP RAM MODEL NOMENCLATURE
Examples:
AX4U300038G16-SB41
AX4U2400W4G16-BBF
AD4U2666J4G19-S
AX4U3000316G16-QRD
ADATA (XPG) DDR4 RAM product codes can be divided into 10 groups as follows:
AX4___# # # #___# G# #-_________
ADATA XPG
DDR Type:
DIMM Type:
Rated Speed:
Modifier:
Total Cap. of 1 Stick (not Kit):
CAS Latency:
No. of Sticks in Kit:
Modifier (Color):
DDR4 Series:
*Premier series uses AD prefix4 = DDR4U = Unbuffered DIMM (U-DIMM)2133 = 2,133MHze.g.: 3, J, W, ...4G = 4GB Stick16 = CL16S = Single (1 Stick)B = Black10 or G = Gammix D10
S = SO-DIMM2400 = 2,400MHz8G = 8GB Stick17 = CL17D = Dual (2 sticks)G = Gold30 = Gammix D30
2666 = 2,666MHz16G = 16GB Stick18 = CL18Q = Quad (4 sticks)R = Red40 or S = Spectrix D40 RGB
3000 = 3,000MHz19 = CL19B = BulkT = Default41 = Spectrix D41 RGB
3200 = 3,200MHzPremier series:60 = Spectrix D60G RGB
3300 = 3,300MHzB = Bulk80 = Spectrix D80 RGB Liquid Cool
3333 = 3,333MHzS = Single TrayD = Dazzle
and so forth...R = RetailF = Flame
2 = Dual Retail (2 sticks)Z or Z1 = Z1

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AVEXIR DDR4 DESKTOP RAM MODEL NOMENCLATURE
Examples:
AVD4UZ126661708G-4COR
AVD4U21331504G-1BW
AVD4UZ136001704G-4BZ1RR
AVD4UZ130001608G-4RD
Avexir DDR4 RAM product codes can be divided into 8 groups as follows:
AVD4___# # # ## ## # G-#___
AVEXIR
DDR Type:
DIMM Type:
Rated Speed:
CAS Latency:
Total Cap. of Kit:
No. of Sticks in Kit:
DDR4 Series:
D4 = DDR4U = Unbuffered DIMM (U-DIMM)2133 = 2,133MHz15 = CL1504G = 4GB Kit1 = Single Ch. Kit (1 Stick)BW = Budget / Value
UH = U-DIMM for Intel Haswell2400 = 2,400MHz16 = CL1608G = 8GB Kit2 = Dual Ch. Kit (2 Sticks)BP = Budget Pro
UZ1 = U-DIMM for Intel Z1702666 = 2,666MHz17 = CL1716G = 16GB Kit4 = Quad Ch. Kit (4 Sticks)M = Platinum
E = ECC DIMM2800 = 2,800MHz18 = CL18BZ1GY = Blitz Golden (Yellow LED)
R = Registered DIMM2933 = 2,933MHzBZ1RR = Blitz Red (Red LED)
S = SO-DIMM3000 = 3,000MHzBZ1SW = Blitz White (White LED)
SZ1 = SO-DIMM for Intel Z1703200 = 3,200MHzCOB = Core Original (Blue LED)
and so forth...COG = Core Original (Green LED)
COO = Core Original (Orange LED)
COR = Core Original (Red LED)
COW = Core Original (White LED)
COY = Core Original (Yellow LED)
CWW = Core S-Type (White LED)
RD = Raiden (White/Blue)
RDGT = Raiden Green Tesla (Black/Green)
RDROG = Raiden Red Tesla ROG Edition
IPROG = Impact ROG Edition


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CORSAIR DDR4 DESKTOP RAM MODEL NOMENCLATURE
Examples:
CMK32GX4M2A2666C16R
CMD64GX4M8B3333C16
CMV8GX4M1A2133C15
CMU16GX4M2C3000C15
Corsair DDR4 RAM product codes can be divided into 9 groups as follows:
CM___# GX 4M #___# # # #C # #___
CORSAIR MEMORY
DDR4 Series:
Total Cap. of Kit:
DDR Type:
No. of Sticks in Kit:
Modifier (Design, Voltage, Timing):
Rated Speed:
CAS Latency:
Modifier (Color, Features):
D = Dominator Platinum4G = 4GB KitX4 = DDR4M1 = Single Ch. Kit (1 Stick)e.g.: A, B, C, ...2133 = 2,133MHzC13 = CL13e.g.: B, W, R, ...
K = Vengeance LPX8G = 8GB KitM2 = Dual Ch. Kit (2 Sticks)2400 = 2,400MHzC14 = CL14B = Blue
R = Vengeance RGB16G = 16GB KitM4 = Dual/Quad Ch. Kit (4 Sticks)2666 = 2,666MHzC15 = CL15C = Chrome
SX = SO-DIMM32G = 32GB KitM8 = Quad Ch. Kit (8 Sticks)2800 = 2,800MHzC16 = CL16R = Red
T = Dominator Platinum RGB64G = 64GB Kit3000 = 3,000MHzand so forth...S = Cool Gray
U = Vengeance LED128G = 128GB Kit3200 = 3,200MHzT = Torque
V = Value Selectand so forth...W = White
W = Vengeance RGB PRO-ROG = ROG Ed.
None = Default Color (usu. Black)


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CRUCIAL (BALLISTIX) DDR4 DESKTOP RAM MODEL NOMENCLATURE
Examples:
BLE4G4D30AEEA
BLS2K16G4D32AESB
BLT16G4D26BFT4
BLT2K8G4D30BET4K
Crucial RAM product codes are categorized in 2 arrangements based on its series: the CT prefix for the Crucial series (regular non-heatsinked) RAM modules and the BL prefix for the Ballistix series ("gaming" heatsinked) RAM modules.

Crucial Ballistix series DDR4 RAM product codes can be divided into 10 groups as follows:
BL___# K# G4D# #_________
BALLISTIX
DDR4 Series:
No. of Sticks in Kit:
Total Cap. of 1 Stick (not Kit):
DDR Type:
DIMM Type:
Rated Speed:
CAS Latency:
Voltage:
Series Modifier (Color, Features):
E = Elite2K = 2-stick Kit4G = 4GB Stick4 = DDR4D = Unbuffered DIMM (U-DIMM)24 = 2,400MHz0 = Tightest Timing (e.g., 16-16-16)E = 1.35VEA = Elite (512MB x 64)
S = Sport4K = 4-stick Kit8G = 8GB StickS = SO-DIMM26 = 2,666MHzA = Modified Timing (e.g., 16-18-18)F = 1.2VEAK = Elite (1024MB x 64)
T = Tactical Tracer RGBNone = Single (1 Stick)16G = 16GB Stick30 = 3,000MHzB = Modified Timing (e.g., 16-18-18)SB = Sport LT (Gray)
32 = 3,200MHzC = Modified Timing (e.g., 17-19-19-38)SC = Sport LT (White)
36 = 3,600MHzSE = Sport LT (Red)
ST = Sport AT
T4 = Tactical Tracer


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GeIL DDR4 DESKTOP RAM MODEL NOMENCLATURE
Examples:
GPR432GB2400C15QC
GWW48GB3600C17DK
GLR48GB3000C15ADC
GAP44GB2400C16SC
GeIL DDR4 RAM product codes can be divided into 8 groups as follows:
G___4# G B# # # #C # #______
GEIL
DDR4 Series:
DDR Type:
Total Cap. of Kit:
Rated Speed:
CAS Latency:
Modifier (Timing):
No. of Sticks in Kit:
EX = EVO X (Black + Red Switch)4 = DDR44GB = 4GB Kit2133 = 2,133MHzC15 = CL15e.g.: A, B, C, ...SC = Single Ch. Kit (1 Stick)
EXB = EVO X (Black + Black Switch)8GB = 8GB Kit2400 = 2,400MHzC16 = CL16None = Default TimingDC = Dual Ch. Kit (2 Sticks)
EXG = EVO X (White + Gray Switch)16GB = 16GB Kit2666 = 2,666MHzC17 = CL17QC = Quad Ch. Kit (4 Sticks)
EXW = EVO X (White + Red Switch)32GB = 32GB Kit2800 = 2,800MHzC18 = CL18DQC = Dual-Quad Ch. Kit (8 Sticks)
AEXW = AMD Ed. (White + Gray Switch)64GB = 64GB Kit3000 = 3,000MHzDK = Dual Ch. Kit + Cyclone3 Red LED Fan
AEXY = AMD Ed. EVO X (Gray + Gray Switch)128GB = 128GB Kit3200 = 3,200MHzQK = Quad Ch. Kit + Cyclone3 Red LED Fan
FR = EVO Forza (Red) / AFR = AMD Ed.and so forth...
FY = EVO Forza (Yellow) / AFY = AMD Ed.
LB = Super Luce (Black + Blue LED) / ALB = AMD Ed.
LG = Super Luce (Black + Green LED) / ALG = AMD Ed.
LR = Super Luce (Black + Red LED) / ALR = AMD Ed.
LW = Super Luce (Black + White LED) / ALW = AMD Ed.
LWB = Super Luce (White + Blue LED) / ALWB = AMD Ed.
LWG = Super Luce (White + Green LED) / ALWG = AMD Ed.
LWR = Super Luce (White + Red LED) / ALWR = AMD Ed.
LWW = Super Luce (White + White LED) / ALWW = AMD Ed.
LC = Super Luce RGB LITE (Black) / ALC = AMD Ed.
LWC = Super Luce RGB LITE (White) / ALWC = AMD Ed.
LS = Super Luce RGB SYNC (Black) / ALS = AMD Ed.
LWS = Super Luce RGB SYNC (White) / ALWS = AMD Ed.
LTS = Super Luce RGB SYNC TUF Gaming Alliance (Black) / ALTS = AMD Ed.
P = Prestine / AP = AMD Ed.
PB = EVO Potenza (Black) / APB = AMD Ed.
PR = EVO Potenza (Red) / APR = AMD Ed.
REXR = EVO X ROG-Certified (Gray)
SB = EVO Spear (Black) / ASB = AMD Ed.
WB = Dragon Ram (Black IC + White PCB) / AWB = AMD Ed.
WW = Dragon Ram (White IC + White PCB)


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G.SKILL DDR4 DESKTOP RAM MODEL NOMENCLATURE
Examples:
F4-2133C15Q-16GRB
F4-2400C15D-8GVR
F4-3733C18Q-32GTZSW
F4-2666C15Q-16GRR
G.Skill DDR4 RAM product codes can be divided into 8 groups as follows:
F 4-# # # #C # #___-# G_________
DDR Type:
Rated Speed:
CAS Latency:
No. of Sticks in Kit:
Total Cap. of Kit:
DDR4 Series:
Modifier (Color):
Modifier (Timing / Feature):
F4 = DDR42133 = 2,133MHzC12 = CL12S = Single Ch. Kit (1 Stick)4G = 4GB KitFT = Fortis (for AMD)B = Bluee.g.: A, B, C, ...
2400 = 2,400MHzC13 = CL13D = Dual Ch. Kit (2 Sticks)8G = 8GB KitFX = Flare X (for AMD)F = CamouflageNone = Default Timing
2666 = 2,666MHzC14 = CL14Q = Quad/Dual Ch. Kit (4 Sticks)16G = 16GB KitIS = AegisG = GoldD = w/ Cooling Fan
2800 = 2,800MHzC15 = CL15Q2 = Quad Ch. Kit (8 Sticks)32G = 32GB KitNS = ValueK = Black
2933 = 2,933MHzC16 = CL1664G = 64GB KitNT = ValueR = Red
3000 = 3,000MHzand so forth...128G = 128GB KitR = RipJaws 4S = Silver
3200 = 3,200MHzNote: Some models use #G or #GBSX = Sniper XKK = Black + Black
and so forth...TR = Trident Z RoyalKO = Black + Orange
TRSU = Trident Z Royal Collector Ed.KW = Black + White
TZ = Trident ZKY = Black + Yellow
TZDC = Trident Z Double Capacity SW = Silver + White
TZR = Trident Z RGBNone = Default Color
TZRX = Trident Z RGB (for AMD)
V = RipJaws V


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KINGSTON (HYPER X) DDR4 DESKTOP RAM MODEL NOMENCLATURE
Examples:
HX428C14PBK4/32
HX426C16FW/16
HX430C15PB3K8/128
HX421C13SB/4
Kingston (Hyper X) DDR4 RAM product codes can be divided into 9 groups as follows:
HX4# #C # #______#___/#
HYPER X
DDR Type:
Rated Speed:
CAS Latency:
DDR4 Series:
Modifier (Color):
Modifier (Rank, Timing, Design):
No. of Sticks in Kit:
Total Cap. of Kit:
4 = DDR421 = 2,133MHzC12 = CL12F = FuryB = Blacke.g.: 2, 3, ...K2 = Kit of 2 (2 Sticks)4 = 4GB Kit
24 = 2,400MHzC13 = CL13I = Impact (SO-DIMM)R = RedNone = Stock DesignK4 = Kit of 4 (4 Sticks)8 = 8GB Kit
26 = 2,666MHzC14 = CL14P = PredatorW = WhiteK8 = Kit of 8 (8 Sticks)16 = 16GB Kit
28 = 2,800MHzC15 = CL15S = Savage (DDR3)None = Default ColorNone = Single (1 Stick)32 = 32GB Kit
30 = 3,000MHzC16 = CL1664 = 64GB Kit
32 = 3,200MHzand so forth...128 = 128GB Kit
33 = 3,333MHz
36 = 3,600MHz
and so forth...


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MUSHKIN DDR4 DESKTOP RAM MODEL NOMENCLATURE
Examples:
MSL4U240HF4GX4
MBA4U240FFFF16G
MES4S266KF32GX2
MRA4U300JJJM16GX2
Mushkin RAM product item numbers are categorized in 2 code arrangements: the older 99xxxx nomenclature (for DDR3 and some DDR4 models) and the newer Mxx4xxxxxxxxxxx nomenclature (for DDR4 models).

Mushkin DDR4 RAM newer product codes can be divided into 8 groups as follows:
M___4___# # #___# GX #
MUSHKIN
DDR4 Series:
DDR Type:
DIMM Type:
Rated Speed:
CAS Latency:
Total Cap. of 1 Stick (not Kit):
No. of Sticks in Kit:
BA = Blackline (Frostbyte HS)4 = DDR4U = Unbuffered DIMM (U-DIMM)213 = 2,133MHzFF = 15-15-15-364G = 4GB StickX2 = 2-stick Kit
BB = Blackline (Ridgeback HS)S = SO-DIMM240 = 2,400MHzFFFF = 15-15-15-358G = 8GB StickX4 = 4-stick Kit
ES = EssentialsR = ECC / Registered DIMM266 = 2,666MHzGHHF = 16-17-17-3616G = 16GB StickNone = Single (1 Stick)
PL = Proline300 = 3,000MHzGJJM = 16-18-18-3832G = 32GB Stick
RA = Reline (Frostbyte HS)320 = 3,200MHzHF = 17-17-17-39
RB = Redline (Ridgeback HS)346 = 3,466MHzHHHH = 17-17-17-38
SL = SilverlineJJJM = 18-18-18-38
KF = 19-19-19-43
LLLM = 20-20-20-40


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PATRIOT DDR4 DESKTOP RAM MODEL NOMENCLATURE
Examples:
PVE432G280C6KRD
PX416G266C5QK
PSD44G240081H
PVE48G213C4GY
Patriot DDR4 RAM product codes can be divided into 8 groups as follows:
P___4# G# # #C #______
PATRIOT
DDR4 Series:
DDR Type:
Total Cap. of Kit:
Rated Speed:
CAS Latency:
No. of Sticks in Kit:
Modifier (Color / Features):
SD = Signature Line4 = DDR44G = 4GB Kit213 = 2,133MHzC4 = CL14K = Kit (2 Sticks)For Signature Line:
SP = Signature Line Premium8G = 8GB Kit240 = 2,400MHzC5 = CL15QK = Quad Kit (4 Sticks) ER = ECC RDIMM
V = Viper 416G = 16GB Kit266 = 2,666MHzC6 = CL16None = Single (1 Stick) H = with Heatshield
VE = Viper Elite32G = 32GB Kit280 = 2,800MHzC7 = CL17 S = SO-DIMM
VR = Viper RGB64G = 64GB Kit300 = 3,000MHzC8 = CL18For Viper Elite:
VS = Viper Steel320 = 3,200MHzand so forth... BL = Blue Heatshield
X = Xtreme333 = 3,333MHz*Signature Line does not have these values shown GY = Gray Heatshield
and so forth... RD = Red Heatshield
*Signature Line uses 4 digits *Quad Kits use only first letter "B", "G", or "R"
For Viper RGB:
W = White
None = Default Color


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TEAM DDR4 DESKTOP RAM MODEL NOMENCLATURE
Examples:
TDRED48G3000HC15ADC01
TXD48G3733HC18A01
TPD464G2133HC15QC01
TDTBD432G2400HC15BDC01
Team DDR4 RAM product codes can be divided into 9 groups as follows:
T___D 4# G# # # # HC # #______# #
TEAM
DDR4 Series:
DDR Type:
Total Cap. of Kit:
Rated Speed:
CAS Latency:
Modifier (Timing):
No. of Sticks in Kit:
Modifier (Rev. No.):
DBE = Dark (Blue)D4 = DDR44G = 4GB Kit2133H = 2,133MHzC13 = CL13e.g.: A, B, C, E, F, ...DC = Dual Ch. Kit (2 Sticks)e.g.: 01, ...
DGE = Dark (Gray)8G = 8GB Kit2400H = 2,400MHzC14 = CL14None = Stock TimingQC = Quad Ch. Kit (4 Sticks)
DKE = Dark (Black)16G = 16GB Kit2666H = 2,666MHzC15 = CL15None = Single (1 Stick)
DPG = Dark Pro (Gray)32G = 32GB Kit2800H = 2,800MHzC16 = CL16
DPP = Dark Pro (8Pack)64G = 64GB Kit3000H = 3,000MHzC17 = CL17
DPR = Dark Pro (Red)3200H = 3,200MHzand so forth...
DRE = Dark (Red)3333H = 3,333MHz
DRG = Dark ROG (Gray)and so forth...
DRR = Dark ROG (Red)
DTB = Delta (Blue LED)
DTR = Delta (Red LED)
DTW = Delta (White LED)
E = Elite
F1 = Night Hawk RGB (Black)
F2 = Night Hawk RGB (White)
F3 = Delta RGB (Black)
F4 = Delta RGB (White)
F5 = Xcalibur RGB (General Ed.)
F6 = Xcalibur RGB (Special Ed.)
F7 = Night Hawk RGB Legend (Gold)
F8 = Xcalibur RGB Phantom
F9 = Delta RGB TUF
HB = Night Hawk (Blue LED)
HR = Night Hawk (Red LED)
HW = Night Hawk (White LED)
LAE = Vulcan (Orange)
LBE = Vulcan (Blue)
LG = Vulcan (Gray)
LRE = Vulcan (Red)
LTY = Vulcan TUF (Yellow)
LWE = Vulcan (White)
LYE = Vulcan (Yellow)
LZG = Vulcan Z (Gray)
LZR = Vulcan Z (Red)
P = Elite Plus (Black + Gold)
PR = Elite Plus (Black + Red)
T = T1
X = Xtreem (Silver)
XB = Xtreem (8Pack)
XG = Xtreem (Gold)
XOB = Xtreem (Black)


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Update History:

2019-05-14
  • Added ADATA (XPG) DDR4 Desktop RAM Models
  • Added Crucial (Ballistix) DDR4 Desktop RAM Models
  • Added Mushkin DDR4 Desktop RAM Models
2019-05-13
  • Changed the nomenclatures into table format (due to the reformatting of our site's BB Code styling)
  • Added new DDR4 series RAM models in the list
2017-08-29
  • Added Patriot DDR4 Desktop RAM Models
2017-08-28
  • Added GeIL DDR4 Desktop RAM Models
2017-08-27
  • Added Avexir and Team DDR4 Desktop RAM Models
2017-08-26
  • Added Corsair, G.Skill, and Kingston (Hyper X) DDR4 Desktop RAM Models
 
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Thank you raisonjohn :) This well documented article is quite some work.

Very detailed and compiled list and a must for those trying to understand RAM kits.
You're very welcome! :)

Btw, I have updated the original post due to the reformatting of our forum (uses a different BB Code styling than before) which have rendered my previous post unreadable. This time, the nomenclature are shown in tables, which I hope, will still be easy to understand.
 
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