GeIL EVO VELOCE 16GB Dual Channel 2133MHz C10 Memory Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2012-10-10

Golden Emperor International Limited is what the abbreviation GeIL stands for. Today we introduce one of their brand new EVO VELOCE DDR3 Hardcore gaming memory kits. For once not a dual channel 8GB kit running at blistering speeds. But a whopping dual channel 16GB kit, running at a moderate 2133MHz at acceptable CAS 10 Latency timings. Maybe a perfect kit for those that want to buy adequately fast paced ram right now and have the option to upgrade later to a massive 32GB, by adding a 2nd kit. Without further ado let's open the package and see what these VELOCEs can offer us...

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Test Results

With our i7-3770K running at 4500MHz we ripped through our RAM test suite, testing these GeIL EVO VELOCE's at 1600, 2133, 2400 and finally 2600MHz speeds. When looking at the graphs check the performance differences between the comonly used 1600MHz and this Veloce's sample box rated 2133MHz speeds. The overclocked 2400 and 2600MHz results are included as an extra. That little extra that is squeezed out of your setup and totally for free.

Let's get this party started with SuperPI 32M, a strenous test for your CPU's Integrated Memory Controller and your RAM sticks. Big scaling happening between 1600MHz and 2133MHz, close to 9.5 seconds. From there one the differences get smaller. But still the 6 secs gain at 2600MHz over the boxed speeds is pretty cool to observe. Wprime1024, being a more CPU based test, is included to show our readers that not all applications benefit from faster RAM.



The bandwith leap in the COPY and READ test over the 1600MHz kit is impressive. The Ivy Bridge platform adores high speed RAMs. However looking at the outcome in the AIDA CPU Queen test. Spot again that some applications don't benefit from the extra bandwith generated by higher RAM frequencies. The Photoworxx test on the other hand get's an impressive boost.



The Maxon Cinebench series are widely used for hardware reviews. Both the Release 10 and 11 version show very light scaling when we increase the RAM speeds.



In the encoding X264HD test, the jump from 1600 to 2133MHz is over 6 Frames Per Second. Overclocking yields some more gains, but the gains are far less once we surpass 2133Mhz.



Slight gains noticeable with added memory frequency in 3D. But nothing earthshaking to see here. To be expected as RAM speeds have hardly any influence on games either. Sometimes an increased or more stable min and average FPS are more related to the quantity, then the speed of the RAM.


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