GeIL announced its new line of EVO Spear memory for both Intel and AMD platforms. The company is targeting gamers and enthusiasts looking for a “cost-efficient upgrade,” yet still refers to this memory line as “hardcore.”
The EVO Spear series, optimized for Intel's Core processors and chipsets, is available in 2,133-3,466MHz frequencies. GeIL's EVO Spear AMD Edition memory kits are available in 2,133-3,200MHz frequencies and are fully compatible with AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors and AM4 socket motherboards. Both editions of EVO Spear memory are available in single, dual-, and quad-channel kits. Memory modules range in size from 8-64GB.
Another feature of the EVO Spear memory line is its low profile “stealth black” heat spreader. GeIL said these memory kits are ideal for use in a wide variety of systems, including small form factor system builds, due to their low profile design.
|Memory Series||EVO Spear Intel Edition||EVO Spear AMD Edition|
|Memory Latency||CL 16-18-18-38||CL 16-18-18-36|
|Memory Voltage||1.2V / 1.35V||1.2V / 1.35V|
|Memory Configuration||Single / Dual- / Quad-Channel||Single / Dual- / Quad-Channel|
|Heat Spreader||Aluminum Alloy||Aluminum Alloy|
|Package Memory Pin||288||288|
|Performance Profile||XMP 2.0||XMP 2.0|
|Price||$136 (16GB 2x8 kit)||$131 (16GB 2x8 kit)|
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A year ago you could 2x16GB for the same price.Reply
I want to know what speed you're running 32/64 gig at on AMD motherboards. Plenty of ram does 3200 with 8/16 gig configs, even stuff not on the QVL.Reply
I just can't but products that this time last year were half the cost they are today and will be quite possibly half the cost this time next year. I always wait till they go to double figures.Reply
Shoot, I think I paid less for my relatively high-end 16GB DDR3 kit back quite a while ago. SSD prices aren't great either (they've all but stagnated in recent memory) but RAM prices are really awful. Then you've got cryptocurrency destroying graphics card pricing... I can't even imagine building a gaming rig until that dies down (when Eth goes PoS).Reply
At least AM4 Ryzen chips are fairly reasonably priced.
Funny, not even a year ago I bought 2x16gb 1866 cl10 for under $100 CAD lmao, 2x16gb DDR4 sold for $150 I think at the time, now DDR4 has literally doubled and DDR3 is more than what DDR4 used to cost.Reply