Hoping to steal the performance crown away from competitors, Golden Emperor sent its fast and cheap DDR3-1866 CAS 9 dual-channel kit.
Geil’s GOC38GB1866C9DC uses heat spreaders that are mechanically similar to Corsair’s, yet have unique ventilation holes. At 1.85 inches, module height is a quarter-inch shorter than Corsair’s, too.
Again, our motherboard defaults everything we plug in to DDR3-1066, but Geil’s SPD programming takes advantage of that available headroom by telling the board to use CAS 6.
SPD timings of CAS 7 are useless for DDR3-1333, since the program says they’re for a nonstandard DDR3-1344 data rate. If our board could default to DDR3-1333, SPD would tell it to use CAS 8 instead.
Geil’s rated DDR3-1866 CAS 9 setting is available automatically as an XMP value, but that’s only useful on Intel-based boards. Our test platform was able to use the same settings through manual configuration, though.
Geil DRAM carries a lifetime warranty.
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- G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 CAS 8
- Geil Evo Corsa DDR3-1866 CAS 9
- Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 CAS 9
- Mushkin Redline DDR3-1600 CAS 7
- PNY XLR8 DDR3-1600 CAS 9
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Latency And Overclocking
- DDR3-1866 Benchmark Results
- DDR3-1600 Benchmark Results
- DDR3-1333 Benchmark Results
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