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GeIL EVO TWO PC3-14900 CL9

The last product we are going to test today is a quad-channel kit from the EVO TWO series. It resembles the EVO Corsa series in positioning but employs really efficient heatsinks. Thus, the EVO TWO memory can be viewed as a better option for systems that run their memory at voltages higher than the standard 1.5 volts.

The heatsinks of the EVO TWO modules are designed as two thick aluminum plates, painted black. They have low fins and a couple of purple trapezoid inserts with taller fins. The whole arrangement is 46 millimeters high, so the EVO TWO series is the tallest in GeIL’s product range. The massive heatsinks seem to imply high cooling performance, but their fastening isn’t strong: the aluminum heatsinks are held by dual-sided adhesive tape, like with the other GeIL memory kits.

So, the heatsinks can be taken off easily to ensure compatibility with a large CPU cooler. The memory chips we found below look rather odd.

GeIL erased their original marking but didn’t take the trouble of writing anything instead. We’ve just got a neat row of blank chips here. We suspect that, like the other GeIL modules, these use Powerchip components, but the EVO TWO PC3-14900 CL9 kit is dramatically different in its behavior from the EVO Corsa and Enhance Corsa kits which have similar specs.

Formally, the EVO TWO PC3-14900 CL9 (GET316GB1866C9QC) has the same specs as the EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL9:

  • 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.

Take note that, despite the more efficient cooling, this kit has a default voltage of 1.5 volts, which is the standard voltage of DDR3 SDRAM not optimized for overclocking.

The XMP profile of the GeIL EVO TWO PC3-14900 CL9 is identical to that of the GeIL EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL9. Moreover, both kits have the same manufacturing date of their chips: June 2011 (according to the SPD data).

In other words, the quad-channel GeIL EVO TWO PC3-14900 CL9 is the same as the GeIL EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL9, but with different heatsinks. Like the EVO Corsa, the EVO TWO series passes the DBT test and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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