Open your eyes to the millions of lies that they tell you everyday… wait, isn’t that a song ? Anyhow, moving on. Today is a special treat for those of you who like looking good while having the performance to back up your flaunting skills in computer gaming.
The Geil Black Dragon Gaming series memory is a good looking set of memory with a black and gold theme that goes hand-in-hand with some of the best looking motherboards out there.
The Geil Black Dragon modules come in a retail package that is gold themed and carries the image of a dragon on the front. This set of modules is part of the DDR3 Gaming series and has been subjected to Geil’s in-house DBT process that enhances the lifespan of the modules.
The rear facade has a couple of windows so you can see the modules and the specifications sticker.
The back also lists the part number and latencies.
The DBT logo is again on the lower side of the panel with the slogan “Tough on Performance, Tougher on Reliability.”
“Cool,” you say, “but good looks can only take you so far.” With the Geil Black Dragon, performance is the other half of the equation. One thing you will notice right away is that the modules do not have a heatspreader on them to help dissipate heat from the memory ICs when cranking up the volts. Though, with a voltage specification of 1.60 volts, if used at the rated speed, timing and voltage, do you really need them? Even so, the Black Dragon modules are tested with Geil’s Die Hard Burn in Technology that takes up to 1000 modules and subjects them to a torture test at temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius. So if heat is gonna kill them they have most likely gone through a tougher test than the end user will ever put them through. Hence the slogan on the packaging,”Tough on Performance Tougher on Reliability.”
And there’s more! Even in the dark, the Geil Black Dragon looks good. Here’s a pic of the Geil memory modules at night: