As I mentioned in the beginning of this review GeIL was actually one of the first memory makers to come out with RGB memory. This kit looks awesome and it is compatible with every major motherboard RGB software out there. Since you actually connect the modules using a RGB connector you can connect it to an RGB controller. This gives you even more customization options and is great for anyone who has say a Z170 motherboard that does not support RGB functions.
On top of the RGB action this kit looks amazing by itself. It is actually one of the best looking kits we’ve ever reviewed. You do want to keep in mind though that these modules are a bit taller than most (2.4-inches / 60.96 mm) so be sure to see if they will fit with your cooling solution. This kit has great overall performance at its rated speed of 3200 MHz and timings of 16-16-16-36, it sits right in the middle of our test group of DDR4 memory. The kit supports XMP 2.0 so getting it to run at these speeds is a breeze.
When it came to overclocking we ran into some issues. It seemed that the kit would not take any other manual settings beyond what the normal standards were for that operating mode. So even if I manually set the timings at 16-16-16-36 and moved the memory up to 3333 MHz it actually booted up at 17-17-17-38. We’ve never experienced this issue before with memory and obviously we wanted to overclock with the tightest timings possible. So at least in our case this kit is locked at its XMP profile, which is disappointing.
While there are lots of RGB memory options these days this kit is still good, but you do have the extra wires. Again if you have a board that does not support RGB this is a way to get RGB memory, which you can control via a controller. Overall ThinkComputers gives the GeIL EVO X DDR4-3200 16GB Memory Kit an 8 out of 10 score.
– Some of the best looking memory we’ve ever reviewed
– RGB LEDs
– Connected with a 4-pin RGB connector, making it more compatible
– Compatible with all major motherboard RGB software
– Good overall performance
– RGB LEDs connected via wires
– Did not take any of our custom settings when overclocking