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GeIL EVO Leggera 8GB DDR3 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit Review

The GeIL EVO Leggera 8GB DDR3 1866MHz Dual Channel memory is a budget kit targeting the mainstream audience, and those people on a tight budget.

Performance out of the box is impressive, thanks to the tight timings of 9-10-9 @ 1,866mhz. This ensures that the EVO Leggera can actually hold a performance level close to many 2,133mhz kits available today. Compatibility is also a strong point as we tested this memory on a handful of ASROCK, MSI and Gigabyte motherboards and didn’t experience any issues with the XMP profile setting.

There is some additional headroom from the EVO Leggera, and we managed to overclock the memory to 2,180mhz by loosening the timings a little to 10-11-10. This had a positive effect on overall system performance increasing bandwidth by over 3 GB/s. It is actually possible to overclock the memory to 2,400mhz however the timings need loosened even further which degrades overall performance.

There are many high quality memory kits available on the market today and GeIL have managed to get this EVO Leggera kit onto the market at a budget price point. It deserves attention.

Overclockers stock this memory kit for £35.99 inc vat. At this price we have no hesitations in giving this memory our highest award. A gamer working to a budget really does not need to spend additional money. 8GB is more than enough for a new gaming system build and the tight timings help improve performance when compared to some competing kits clocked at 2,133mhz. We also like the fact that the heatspreaders are a low profile design.

Pros:

  • Great out of the box performance.
  • overclocks well while maintaining tight timings.
  • low profile heat spreaders.
  • extremely high value for money.

Cons:

  • So much competition today.

Kitguru says: At under £40 this is a bargain kit, ideal for a performance gaming system build.

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Rating: 9.0.

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