Friday, October 28th 2016

GeIl EVO X DDR4 RAM Kits With RGB Lighting Now Available

Remember GeIl? I certainly do - mainly on account of a fleeting passion for the company's line of Black Dragon DDR3 memory. That same company has now announced availability of their EVO X DDR4 memory kits. That they took some time in the oven is an understatement, considering these kits were first announced back in May. The company now believes they are ready for prime time.

As expected, and as the name suggests, GeIl's EVO X features customizable RGB lighting on account of the company's Hybrid-Independent-Light-Module Technology, which means that LEDs, microprocessor, circuits, switch and dual-power-source are all fitted in one modular solution, which separates the entire lighting circuitry from the memory module, thus ensuring its stability.
The modules are powered by 12V RGB power cables in use with applicable motherboards from ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI, which ensures the memory's RGB can be controlled in sync with the motherboard's and other components. If you don't possess one of the compatible models (just check the image below to see which ones are), you can power the RGB lighting through your motherboard's fan headers, though that will reduce your lighting options to just red, green, blue, or an RGB cycling mode, which can be selected by use of what GeIl calls a "Sliding Hot Switch". This means that you will have even more cables prancing around your rig, which can be a deal-breaker for some, but there is definitely a market for this kind of products, even if you have to deal with some additional wiring.

Finally, in regards to specifications and pricing, we have:
  • $69.99 for a 2 x 4GB kit, with a frequency of 3000 MHz, timings of 15-17-17-35 and 1.35 V (black heatspreader);
  • $99.99 for a 2 x 8GB kit, with a frequency of 3000 MHz, timings of 15-17-17-35 and 1.35 V (black or white heatspreader);
  • $114.99 for a 2 x 8GB kit, with a frequency of 3200 MHz, timings of 16-16-16-35 and 1.35 V (white heatspreader);
The GeIl EVO X DDR4 Ram kits are now available for sale on multiple retailers, so you can just go ahead and sate your RGB lighting thirst.
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21 Comments on GeIl EVO X DDR4 RAM Kits With RGB Lighting Now Available

#1
m&m's
It's so useless I'm amazed.
Lets double the height to block CPU coolers.
Moar cables.
RGB this, RGB that.
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#2
Jizzler
Nice, but the separate power cables are too much of a turn off.
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#3
lorraine walsh
Geil should have made a dedicated RGB controller that the RAM plugs into as an optional accessory for people who don't have the supported motherboard.
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#4
lZKoce
External power to my RAM...rly ? :)
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#5
ypsylon
Pointless obsession with moar MHz while there is no difference between 2133 and 4000 in any imaginable application of SOHO segment. Especially useless for older X99 boards where anything above 2666 is asking for trouble.

However... if you are nuclear physicists then go ahead; nuclear decay particle analysis with some Bling factor - one of very few places where more MHz actually matter, but with ECC.

I like idea of LED here and there, but heck no to using cabling on RAM sticks. That's retarded.
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#6
-The_Mask-
This is so great! :D

Back in the day if you wanted faster memory you needed to overclock and change latencies, now you just turn the red leds on. For cooler memory you don't need an extra fan, just turn on the blue leds! And if it's needs to take less power just use the green leds! No need for undervolting anymore!

Those RGB leds make PC tuning so easy!!!!111one
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#7
blobster21
This product aimed at Really Gullible Buyers
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#8
Prima.Vera
Seriously, why can't they use the slot power for the leds. I mean, there are rgb leds out there that can run with less than 1V. What gives?
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#9
Ferrum Master
Prima.Vera said:
Seriously, why can't they use the slot power for the leds. I mean, there are rgb leds out there that can run with less than 1V. What gives?
LED actually is actually quite noisy part. That's why... Nevertheless the implementation looks bad and bulky.
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#10
DeathtoGnomes
blobster21 said:
This product aimed at Really Gullible Buyers
WOOHOO! MOAR RGB!

excuse the celebration while I =:banghead:
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#11
$ReaPeR$
this implementation is beyond stupid.
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#12
RejZoR
Everyone shoving this RGB crap into hardware and no on actually cares about it XD
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#13
atomicus
RGB... with big bright RED plastic clips. Well done GeIl, well done...

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#14
Vayra86
I lost my faith in human engineering today
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#16
Prima.Vera
To much hate, really. And the cause is simple, we are too old guys, too fricking old, just admit it! I dare you! Double dare you!! :) :)

Just put yourselves in a 15-16 years old shoes. Or even younger. You want to build with him a new gaming PC (yeah I know...).
You put him to choose the components. Guess which one is he going to choose? ;)

Peace! :D
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#17
$ReaPeR$
Prima.Vera said:
To much hate, really. And the cause is simple, we are too old guys, too fricking old, just admit it! I dare you! Double dare you!! :) :)

Just put yourselves in a 15-16 years old shoes. Or even younger. You want to build with him a new gaming PC (yeah I know...).
You put him to choose the components. Guess which one is he going to choose? ;)

Peace! :D
indeed, but those extra cables are a deal breaker in my eyes.
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#18
64K
Prima.Vera said:
To much hate, really. And the cause is simple, we are too old guys, too fricking old, just admit it! I dare you! Double dare you!! :) :)

Just put yourselves in a 15-16 years old shoes. Or even younger. You want to build with him a new gaming PC (yeah I know...).
You put him to choose the components. Guess which one is he going to choose? ;)

Peace! :D
And hardware manufacturers do things like this for a reason. It sells. Probably they missed out on sales by not naming it "Gaming" RAM sticks though. :p
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#19
deu
½ year left till I get my degree in product development; this gives me faith that I can go pick up a job drunk and on drugs... In the 80ties...
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#20
Prima.Vera
deu said:
½ year left till I get my degree in product development; this gives me faith that I can go pick up a job drunk and on drugs... In the 80ties...
Some of the best tunes ever produced were done under the influence of either of those. Just ask Nirvana, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, etc, etc :)))))))))
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#21
deu
Prima.Vera said:
Some of the best tunes ever produced were done under the influence of either of those. Just ask Nirvana, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, etc, etc :)))))))))
I completely agree! though I think that is more in the brainstorming fase this would have gain in product development. The "real" company would have stopped a product like this. This product screams of a team leader being out of touch with the market and employees scared to oppose him or just plain ignored. Apparently noone higher up the chain did say; "what the f*** where you thinking" so this design is here... on the market.... now.... Its like its a test to provoke hardcore entusiast and people with OCD to come out of the closet screaming. IF that was the plan; Well done geil!

I've searched a little and GEIL have gone from this in 2000-ish: (I had these and I LOVED their design! :D)

http://www.dansdata.com/images/quickshot002/geilram560.jpg

to stuff like this in 2015/2016:

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/15-04-25/73d.jpg

http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/news/5/4/54735_02_rgb-reaches-ddr4-ram-geils-new-evo-series.jpg

What a downfall in ambition and pride. I understand that there is alot of money in 14-year-olds but even me at 14 old would say WTF to designs like that.
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