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16gb (2x8gb) GeIL DDR4-3000 RAM: EVO POTENZA for $104.99 or SUPER LUCE for $109.99 shipped

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Links:I don't think there is sales tax (wasn't for me in IL) besides some states maybe.

I've been building a Ryzen gaming PC and have been doing countless hours of research on compatible RAM deals since RAM speed matters to Ryzen CPU performance.

I have decided to go with the POTENZA model for the following reasons:
  1. It is on Gigabyte's b350 gaming 3 motherboard QVL list so out of the box 2933 MHz speeds should be easily to achieve.
  2. After doing some research, it is good at overclocking. I was initially looking for 3200 Mhz ram but they are priced too high right now. I will attempt to OC and run this at 3200 Mhz.
  • The Super Luce model is a viable option if aesthetics a primary factor and overclocking isn't a concern (seem to be poor at overclocking). The Super Luce model has also been tested on running full speed on my Gaming 3 MB here [techbuyersguru.com]:
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Our GeIL 2x8GB Super Luce DDR4-3000 offers up some very rare traits: it's made up of single-sided, single-rank DDR4-3000 8GB sticks. On the Ryzen platform, these characteristics are prized, because the memory controller is unusually sensitive to extra loads put on it. We knew going in that Ryzen platform has limited multipliers available to users, and 3000MHz isn't one of them. Our Gigabyte motherboard automatically parsed the XMP Profile (which is an Intel standard) to set our DDR4-3000 CAS 15 RAM to DDR4-2933 CAS 16. That was good enough for us, and we left it as is without further tweaking.
Not the cheapest RAM, but cheapest @ this speed that I have seen in the past 2 weeks.
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I'm confused aside from the heatspreader what is the difference between the two? They have the same speeds and timings?
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I'm confused aside from the heatspreader what is the difference between the two? They have the same speeds and timings?
The POTENZA has better cooling while the Super Luce has the lighting + inferior cooling otherwise I think memory wise they are identical
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Say that 100 times
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CAS Latency16
Timing16-16-16-36

Pass... Sorry but not slick even though RAM prices have risen.
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CAS Latency16
Timing16-16-16-36

Pass... Sorry but not slick even though RAM prices have risen.
It says cas15 on description
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I was considering those but these are slightly faster and are on my mb QVL list
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I was considering those but these are slightly faster and are on my mb QVL list
thank you. will return the nighthawks and order these instead
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It says cas15 on description
Your link shows exactly what I copy and pasted. Sorry man but that is what's listed on that page word for word.

Thanks for posting but pass.
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Your link shows exactly what I copy and pasted. Sorry man but that is what's listed on that page word for word.

Thanks for posting but pass.
http://i66.tinypic.com/2m43xqt.png

that's what I see. same with other one.

Here is manufacturer's page: http://www.geil.com.tw/products/showSpec/id/529
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http://i66.tinypic.com/2m43xqt.png

that's what I see. same with other one.

Here is manufacturer's page: http://www.geil.com.tw/products/showSpec/id/529
The "POTENZA" says CAS16 and the other says CAS15 on New Egg for me. Anyways I picked a set up, thanks OP.

The Slickdeals "Buy" button links to a CAS16 model. The links in the description are both CAS15.
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I bought this 2x16GB ddr4 at neweggbusiness a year ago for $141, has the RAM price gone up drastically in a year? $100 for 2x8gb called a deal?

https://www.neweggbusiness.com/pr...20-231-967
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Are there any performance issues running with a set of 2333? Is the only issue that it limits itself to lowest common denominator? Tia
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