I was a huge fan of GeIL’s original Super Luce DDR4 memory when I reviewed it earlier this year. While it was only available in single-color LEDs it still looked great and performed equally well. Now GeIL has got on the RGB bandwagon and we now have the Super Luce RGB SYNC kits. I would say the standard when it comes to RGB DDR4 is still G.Skill’s Trident Z RGB, so how does GeIL’s Super Luce RGB SYNC stand up?
First off lets look at the modules themselves. GeIL has kept the same heatspreader design as the original Super Luce, so you have both white and black options. The look of the modules is not anything to write home about, and I really hate the GeIL uses stickers. So you have the GeIL logo as a sticker and Ryzen as well as ASUS Aura stickers on the modules too. I think the stickers are just tacky, it would have been nice if at least the GeIL logo was engraved or part of the heatspreader.
Now to the RGB lighting, both of these modules use a diffuser at the top. In my opinion I like the way that G.Skill’s looks overall, plus the G.Skill logos on the diffuser look really cool. G.Skill also offers standalone software that allows you to control the RGB lighting, where as GeIL does not have its own software. Instead this kit is compatible with ASUS’s Aura Sync, so you need to have an ASUS Aura Sync capable motherboard. That does sort of limit things, especially if you were looking at say a Gigabyte or MSI motherboard.
Finally we have performance, and GeIL takes this one, it was actually the best performing DDR4 memory we’ve ever tested! That is quite impressive! On top of that we were able to push the memory 200 MHz more up to 3200 MHz without touching the timings and just a slight voltage bump! This overclock was completely stable too!
At the end of the day GeIL definitely has a great contender in the RGB DDR4 space, but if you want to control the lighting you are going to need to have a ASUS Aura Sync compatible motherboard. We could not find the kit we reviewed (GALS432GB3000C16AQC) for sale, but the 16GB version is $219, so we can assume the 32GB kit would be around $400. Overall ThinkComputers gives the GeIL Super Luce RGB SYNC DDR4-3000 32GB Memory Kit an 8 out of 10 score.
– Best performing DDR4 we’ve ever tested
– RGB lighting looks awesome
– Can be controlled via ASUS Aura Sync
– Available in both black and white versions
– Stickers on the modules seem a little tacky
– RGB lighting only controllable with an ASUS motherboard