GeIL 2x8GB evo FORZA DDR4-3000
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 01-09-2017
Provided by: GeIL
First Look

The GeIL evo FORZA memory ships in a clear plastic blisterpack inside a retail box. The box has cutouts that show the front of one of the sticks, and the specification sticker from the back of both. In addition the packaging also has the same specification sticker applied. There's no warranty information, case sticker or anything else included.

The GeIL evo FORZA memory comes in a choice of either yellow or red heatspreaders, with some contrasting black trim, and a wide variety of capacities, timings and speed, from 2x4GB kits up to 2x16GB. Timings range from CL13-13-13 up through CL18-22-22, with speeds from DDR4-2133 all the way up to DDR4-3866 at time of this review.

The model number of this particular kit is GFR416GB3000C15ADC which is a 16GB (2x8GB) Dual Channel kit, spec'd to run at PC4-24000 (DDR4-3000) at 1.35V with CL15-17-17-35 timings. The PCB is colored black with chips on both sides. The heatspreaders are a very thin, light weight aluminum that cover both sides of the the PCB and extend to one and a half DIMM height. This makes for a good compromise between single and double height heatspreaders when it comes to appearance and cooling versus other possible component interference.

The GeIL evo FORZA stack very closely together, so using dual or even quad channel kits should cause no issues with spacing regardless of whether your motherboard staggers the DIMM slots or places them adjacent to each other. Although there's a little variation in the surface texture, overall the heatspreaders are smooth with no raised sections, and the graphics and lettering are silk screened on.

Let's get the FORZA memory installed and tested.

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