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GeIL EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL10 and GeIL EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL9

The GeIL EVO Corsa kits are outwardly similar to the Enhance Corsa series. They too have aluminum heatsinks of the same design but yellow-green in color. As for its technical specs, the EVO series is optimized for higher clock rates. Both EVO Corsa kits we’ve got for our tests support DDR3-1867 mode.

Like with the Enhance Corsa series, you can easily take the heatsinks off the EVO Corsa modules if they conflict with your CPU cooler. This shouldn't affect their temperature because they work at the standard voltage of 1.5 volts. Their heat dissipation should remain rather low even if you overclock these modules and increase their voltage above that level.

The chips of the EVO Corsa PC3-14900 modules are rebranded, too. The real maker seems to be Powerchip, again. According to GeIL’s marking, the EVO Corsa PC3-14900 kits with different default timings do not actually differ from each other. Moreover, they have the same chips as the Enhance Corsa PC3-12800. Our practical experience of using all these modules suggests that they are indeed very similar.

Here are the official specs of the GeIL EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL10 memory kit (GOC316GB1866C10QC):

  • Quad-channel kit consists of four memory modules, 4 GB each;
  • Nominal frequency: 1867 MHz;
  • Timings: 10-10-10-32-2T;
  • Voltage: 1.5 V.

The second kit, GeIL EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL9 (GOC316GB1866C10QC), has more aggressive timings but doesn’t differ in the other parameters:

  • Quad-channel kit consists of four memory modules, 4 GB each;
  • Nominal frequency: 1867 MHz;
  • Timings: 9-10-9-28-2T;
  • Voltage: 1.5 V.

Although the EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL10 and EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL9 kits seem to be almost identical, there is one important difference between them. The XMP profile of the CL9 kit has a full set of timings for default operation mode (9-10-9-28-2T). There is no info about VCCSA, but it can be left at its standard value of 1.1 volts.

As for the CL10 kit, our ASUS Rampage IV Formula mainboard couldn’t read its XMP profile at all.

The profile was visible in the OS, although that was of no use for us. Thus, the GeIL EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL10 requires manual setting up. You can't just plug these modules in and let them work.

The above-mentioned stress test, Die-hard Burn-in Technology, is applied by GeIL to the EVO Corsa series, too. That’s why the manufacturer claims these kits to be highly reliable and provides a lifetime warranty with them.

 
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