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GeIL Super Luce RGB Sync AMD Edition 4x8GB DDR4-3000MHz Memory Review

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Posted October 19, 2017 by Brendan van Varik in RAM

Overview

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Price at time of Review: $164.99-$168.99
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Fantastic aesthetics for RGB fanatics, works out the box at a higher frequency.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

No OC headroom, tall heatsinks pose a potential issue for air cooled systems.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If you're after memory that will just work, you can't go wrong with the Super Luce series from GeIL. Whilst overclocking is almost impossible, they will run a little faster out of the box at stock voltages.
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Conclusion

The GeIL Super Luce 4x8GB AMD Edition memory is not really the first of its kind. There are other modules on the market that represent the same style and most likely have the same ICs on them as well. So what sets them apart from the others and why should you get an AMD specific kit if the others are similar? Well, let’s cover some of the finer points in greater depth and see if they’re right for you. I’ll break it up into three sections – performance, design and value for your money. Here goes!

Performance

As discussed in the previous pages, you’ve already seen that the GeIL modules have some good performance numbers linked to them. Where they did disappoint me is the fact that they just cannot overclock very much at all. I know that my particular CPU can handle close to 3600 MHz on the memory without too much hassle, so there was no holding back on these puppies. Speaking about performance from a sheer numbers aspect, they actually performed admirably and they honestly surprised me a little. I was not expecting them to be able to hold up so well to the infamous Samsung B-die modules, but they sure did their best to throw some punches down before conceding defeat.

Design

The solid black heat spreader and PCB on the Super Luce memory is something that has become commonplace in modern PC memory. It was often considered a nice thing to have, but a lot of people won’t even consider the product if the aesthetics don’t match up to their particular requirement. In this case, a black PCB and a near monochromatic design has become as much of a requirement as the performance and value used to be in the past. Slap on some RGB, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to sell it to the modern PC enthusiast. Love it or hate it, it is not going anywhere anytime soon. You can of course turn it off, if you wish.

Value

This is a tough one to judge at the time of publishing. They are currently unavailable on the shelves, but as you can see, they will be available soon enough. As for right now, though, if you grab two of the 16GB kits (links below) and form your own 32GB kit, then you’ll be looking at roughly $320 for the black modules and slightly closer to $330 for the white modules (which are sexy!)

Final thoughts

If you’re not pushing for those last few MHz increments from your system and just want a set of memory modules that will work out of the box with minimal fuss (except when pushing past the 3000 MHz stock frequency), then perhaps you aught to consider the GeIL Super Luce memory kits. It has great aesthetics, performs well for the cash and also packs a great punch for its price. It even features RGB for that craze that is most likely here to stay for a while. For that very reason, I am more than happy to give the kit an award, which happens to be our Good Hardware award.

 

GeIL Super Luce RGB Sync 16GB DDR4-3000MHz – Black – $164.99 (at time of publishing)
GeIL Super Luce RGB Sync 16GB DDR4-3000MHz – White – $168.99 (at time of publishing)

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One Comment


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    Sean Patrick DeMarco

    Considering i have only used air cooled systems thus far with every pc I have built I guess this is not the ram for me. As for not much OC headroom that would not be a concern for me though as I can’t remember ever OCing my ram unless it was done automatically by following a certain set of instructions for overall pc OCing.





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