GeIL Enhance Corsa PC3-12800 CL9
The Enhance Corsa series is targeted at overclockers who can’t help raising the base clock rate above the default 100 (or 125) MHz. This leads to a proportional increase in memory frequency, and the Enhance Corsa series is expected to ensure stable operation at such settings without your fine-tuning any frequencies or timings. To be specific, the DDR3-1600 Enhance Corsa kit we've got is guaranteed to be stable at clock rates up to 1700 MHz, using the same timings. In other words, you can easily increase the base clock rate of your system by 5-6 MHz without lowering the memory frequency divider.
The Enhance Corsa series is distinguishable for its aluminum heatsinks of bright orange. The heatsinks aren't very good, though. First, they are too tall and may conflict with massive air coolers. Second, they are not very efficient as they lack protruding fins. And third, they are too slim and get deformed just too easily.
The heatsinks are attached to the chips with dual-sided thermal tape and, fortunately, you can easily take them off to make the modules compatible with more CPU coolers. This can’t have a negative effect on cooling because DDR3-1600 doesn’t heat up much at 1.5 volts.
Even with the heatsinks removed, we cannot learn the maker of the memory chips. GeIL rebranded them, too. In fact, the Enhance Corsa PC3-12800 CL9 and the Black Dragon PC3-12800 CL9 modules have the same marking on the chips.
Well, the two kits do have the same specs (our Enhance Corsa PC3-12800 CL9 has a part number of GEC316GB1600C9QC).
- Quad-channel kit consists of four memory modules, 4 GB each;
- Nominal frequency: 1600 MHz;
- Timings: 9-9-9-28-2T;
- Voltage: 1.5 V.
The XMP profile of the Enhance Corsa kit is set up for a clock rate of 1700 MHz although contains the same timings as the Black Dragon DDR3-1600.
It means that the Enhance Corsa PC3-12800 CL9 can be used with its default settings at a base clock rate of 125 MHz. The memory frequency is going to be DDR3-1666 in that case.
Like the Black Dragon series, the Enhance Corsa memory passes a presale stress test and comes with a lifetime warranty.