Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the GEIL EVO X II RGB AMD Edition DDR4-3000 32GB Memory Kit. These memory modules are certified to be AMD Ryzen compatible, and are rated to run at a maximum speed of 3000 MHz at 1.35V, with a low memory timing of 16-18-18-36. It supports both XMP 2.0 profiles, as well as dual channel mode. The modules come with a gunmetal gray heatspreader, along with a a RGB strip which runs along the top of the memory module. It also supports all major RGB ecosystems including Asus AURA sync, Gigabyte Fusion, MSI Mystic Light, and ASRock Polychrome RGB.
To cut a long story short, I’ve been having trouble running memory modules using XMP on various AMD (AM4) motherboards, especially motherboards based on the B450 chipsets, and the recently launched X570. For example, every time I install a pair of memory modules rated to run say at DDR4-3200 and I enable XMP profile in the BIOS… the system would fail to boot. To fox this issue, I have to lower the speed to DDR4-2133 or DDR4-2400, which kind of defeats the point.
Running these modules with XMP enabled on Intel motherboards works fine, which leads me to believe that AMD (AM4) motherboards can be very sensitive/selective on the memory timings and XMP compatibility. And this is the reason why you will see certain memory manufacturers starting to produce and release AMD compatible memory that fully supports XMP.
Firstly, we would like to thank GEIL for providing the review sample. Who are GEIL? Well, here’s a little blurb taken from GEIL’s website.
GeIL – Golden Emperor International Ltd. – one of the worlds’ leading PC components & peripheral manufacturers that concentrate in making the most innovative products, from memory modules, power supply units to gaming peripherals, for PC enthusiasts worldwide.
Established in 1993, GeIL has soon become one of the most trusted memory professionals in the industry. In the year 2000, with the vast knowledge of tweaking and producing some of the world’s fastest DRAM modules, GeIL shook the PC enthusiasts market and changed it for the better. The introduction of the first ever memory heat-spreader, the dual-channel packaged memory kit and lifetime warranty are all innovative concepts GeIL introduced in the PC DIY market from 2000~2003. Since then, GeIL has been concentrating in perfecting the technologies of IC testing, memory burn-in and quality assurance for memory products in application in all segments of the market. As of today, GeIL memory is trusted and distributed in over 50 countries worldwide with volume upwards of five million pieces annually. GeIL – Always Ahead.
As GeIL’s memory products thrived in the high-end PC market, the creative minds at GeIL came up with yet another brilliant design of an interactive power supply unit control panel and high efficiency PSU. Together, the patented duo made perfect for supplying superior power and securing the health of gaming performance PC. The achievement in such PSU R&D deserved a brand of its’ own when Thortech Power was born in 2009. Thortech – Nothing but Power.
Two years later, the never-resting minds at GeIL wanted to perfect the PC gaming experience by introducing to the market a dual-sensor gaming mouse concept. The concept came to reality in 2011, with the brand EpicGear, the world’s first HDST-Hybrid Dual Sensor Technology gaming mouse was born – the MeduZa. One mouse, two sensors and three different modes, the MeduZa fulfilled PC gamers with the ultimate mouse solution for its perfect ergonomics and game-type-sensitive sensor preferences. Shortly after the debut of the epic MeduZa, a complete line of ingeniously designed and crafted gaming peripherals were introduced by EpicGear. These ultimate gaming gears soon became gamers’ top choices in dominating in their games. EpicGear – Equip to Dominate.
Armed with these EVO X II AMD Edition DDR4-3000 32GB Memory kits from GEIL, I now have more confidence to install these modules on most AMD (AM4) motherboards, and run them at the specified speeds with XMP enabled.
We’ll be testing them on our test rig which comprises of an ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX-TB3 motherboard, along with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and a Zotac GeForce GTX 2080 AMP Extreme Core (8GB GDDR6) graphics card.
I’m expecting some good performance from these memory modules, but the most importantly … I now know I can enable XMP and run these modules at the full specified speeds with no issues at all.
OK, let’s move on and check out the specifications and features on our next page.
You can buy the GEIL 16GB Memory Kit from Amazon worldwide …
- Amazon US – GEIL Super Luce AMD edition – https://amzn.to/2pYkK1N
- Amazon CA – EVO X ROG – https://amzn.to/34jb29l
- Amazon UK – GEIL EVO X II – https://amzn.to/345Q65t
- Amazon DE/EU – GEIL EVO X ROG – https://amzn.to/2qJOn7l
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