Monday, June 5th 2017

GeIL Unveils AMD Edition Variants of its Entire DDR4 Memory Lineup

It turns out that the EVO X AMD Edition isn't GeIL's only AMD Ryzen-optimized DDR4 memory, with the company unveiling AMD Edition variants of pretty much all its DDR4 memory brands. This includes the EVO Potenza, EVO Spear, EVO Forza, Super Luce, Pristine, and DragonRAM series. Each of these "AMD Edition" branded memory kits has been stability-tested with AMD Ryzen processors, at their advertised clock speeds and timings. They come in a variety of speeds, including DDR4-2400, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3200, and DDR4-3466; in densities of 8 GB and 16 GB, making up 16 GB and 32 GB dual-channel kits, respectively.

It's not known if all of these are based on Samsung b-die DRAM chips. AMD spokespersons have publicly stated that Samsung b-die isn't the only DRAM chip needed for high memory clocks on Ryzen processors, and that even with older versions of AGESA, certain memory kits with SK Hynix and Micron DRAM chips are having some success in achieving high memory clocks. AMD is working to improve support for faster DDR4 memory kits through updates to AGESA, which will be dispensed through motherboard vendors to end-users, as motherboard BIOS updates.
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4 Comments on GeIL Unveils AMD Edition Variants of its Entire DDR4 Memory Lineup

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sergionography
Its good to see ryzen making an impact in the market and maturing nicely. AMD seems well positioned for the next iterations on the zen platform so I hope they stay focused and aggressive.
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Aenra
Is there any reason for someone like me (pay a bit more but be at peace) to consider them? Rather than sticking with GSkill as i have been?
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kn00tcn
Aenra said:
Is there any reason for someone like me (pay a bit more but be at peace) to consider them? Rather than sticking with GSkill as i have been?
gskill has consistently had some of the best sticks over the years on multiple platforms

are you implying you havent bought anything yet & are wondering if a ryzen mobo/cpu will support some high speed sticks you're looking at?
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Aenra
@kn00tcn i never imply :)

Wasn't platform-specific a question, more like a general thing.. like, you know, you get 'stuck' with a brand because you think they're good and/or you've never had issues, until of course you find out that there's even better, if only you'd bothered; has happened to me plenty of times, lol, hence my asking ^^
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