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Golden Emperor International Ltd. this week rolled out its another set of two memory modules for dual-channel memory configurations. Such sets are very trendy nowadays since platforms supporting dual-channel DDR SDRAM memory configurations promise to become the most popular among all during the next quarter or two. As GeIL is mostly known among overclockers and hardware enthusiasts, its new GeIL Golden Dragon 433MHz and 400MHz (PC3200) memory modules are addressed for these kinds of end-users.

The new Golden Dragon DDR SDRAM memory modules from GeIL boast with both ordinary as well as unique peculiarities offered by today’s memory sticks intended for overclocking.

  • Available in 400 and 433MHz versions these modules utilise 5ns and 4.5ns memory chips.
  • Memory sticks use WLCSP (Wafer Level Chip Scale Packing) memory chips. Each chip is directly mounted onto the PCB module in its original wafer format and die-size without any type of conventional packaging. Thus, there are no soldering pins. This technology not only dramatically reduces the electro-magnetic noise, but causes the module to produces very little heat under stressed operation, according to GeIL, but what is a bit doubtful; however, GeIL does not equip its modules with heat-spreaders, hence, the chips may really dissipate a bit less heat.
  • GeIL utilises 6-layers Ultra Low Noises Shielded Golden Color PCB board for its new set of memory modules;
  • The company equips its Golden Dragon DDR SDRAMs with the so-called Dragon Eye, a red led on every memory stick that determines whether the module is on or off.
  • Memory modules from GeIL are able to work with 2.5V-2.9V voltage what may increase their overclocking potential.
  • Unfortunately, GeIL offers very conservative memory timings: CAS 2 6-3-3 1T for both 400MHz and 433MHz modules. This is probably done to ensure stable memory operationing on inexpensive mainboards.

GeIL already started to sell the modules in the USA. Pricing may vary, nevertheless, in general such modules should not be a lot more expensive compared to competing solutions.


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