GeIL EVO Veloce PC3-14900 C9 2x4GB (GEV38GB1866C9DC)
DDR3-1866 is one of the most popular types of high-speed system memory today. Such products are really fast but not too expensive compared to ordinary memory kits. Here is a typical product of this kind with a CAS Latency of 9. It consists of two 4GB DDR3 SDRAM modules. By the way, GeIL offers another kit with the same specs but lower latency (CAS Latency = 8).
The 8GB EVO Veloce PC3-14900 C9 kit is quite ordinary both visually and in its internal design. Most of EVO Veloce modules have identical heatsinks whereas any differences in their chips are carefully concealed by the manufacturer. Like with the previous modules, each of the 16 memory chips has GeIL’s own marking that offers no useful information to us.
The chips look the same as those of the same-capacity GeIL EVO Veloce PC3-12800 C9 kit but we can't be absolutely sure since we don't know their original marking.
The XMP profile differentiates the EVO Veloce PC3-14900 C9 modules from those of the above-discussed DDR3-1600 kits.
The default mode is DDR3-1866 with timings of 9-10-9-28, which is somewhat worse compared to the lower-frequency kits, but the voltage is 1.5 volts, just like with regular DDR3 SDRAM. The SPD profile, which is used for default settings and compatibility, describes a DDR3-1600 mode which is similar to the overclocked mode of the GeIL EVO Veloce PC3-12800 C9 modules.
GeIL EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C10 2x8GB (GEV316GB2400C10ADC)
Now we can take a look at top-end products which include DDR3-2400 and faster modules. There’s a lot of such memory kits in the EVO Veloce series, but you must be aware of the limitations fast memory imposes on the platform. We’ve already mentioned the need to use mainboards with newest chipsets. Besides, your CPU must be from the K or Extreme Edition series and you may also need to increase the voltage of the CPU-integrated memory controller to ensure stability. All of these requirements are self-evident for true enthusiasts, though.
Notwithstanding their premium status, the EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C10 modules are no different visually from other products in the series. Their ability to work at high clock rates is only indicated by their part number and the higher voltage (1.65 volts, which is typical of overclocker-friendly memory).
As opposed to the previous memory kits, the chips of the 16GB dual-channel EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C10 kit are not rebranded by GeIL.
These Hynix H5TQ4G83MFR-H9C components enjoy a good reputation and can often be found in modern high-speed overclocker-targeted products. They also prove that memory modules do not lose their overclocking potential as their capacity grows. The EVO Veloce kits with 8GB modules based on 4-gigabit chips are identical in specs to the kits with 4GB modules based on 2-gigabit chips.
The design of the EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C10 isn’t new. The same PCB and memory chips were also used in the EVO Corsa series, so the only real innovation about some of the EVO Veloce products is their heatsinks.
The 16GB dual-channel kit EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C10 has a single XMP profile which defines timings for the specified DDR3-2400 mode.
Everything’s normal here. Take note that the memory voltage is increased to 1.65 volts.
GeIL EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C11 2x8GB (GEW316GB2400C11ADC)
The most interesting EVO Veloce product comes last in this description. Including two 8GB modules, the EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C11 kit is an albino. Its heatsinks are white while the above-discussed modules are all crimson. Instead of anodizing, the heatsinks are powder-coated, so the surface is agreeably rough to the touch. Frankly speaking, the white heatsinks look much better than the crimson ones, although do not differ in anything else. The manufacturer says the white modules are released as a limited edition, so you should hurry to buy them if you want this version.
Again, the white color doesn’t affect the specs. As indicated by the part number, the EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C11 2x8GB kit is similar to the EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C10 2x8 kit and includes two 8GB modules rated for 2400 MHz. It has somewhat worse timings (11-12-12-30).
There are no surprises when it comes to the components.
The EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C10 2x8GB kit uses Hynix H5TQ4G83MFR-H9C chips, like many other same-capacity products from GeIL. The slightly worse timings (compared to the above-discussed red-colored DDR3-2400 kit) are only due to the chip selection process.
Comparing the XMP profiles of the EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C10 2x8GB kit with red heatsinks and the EVO Veloce PC3-19200 C11 2x8GB kit with white heatsinks, we can see only one difference. They have different CAS Latency parameters.
The rest of the specs coincide, including voltage (1.65 volt).