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GeIL Orion AMD Edition Memory Kit Review

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OrionThe Orion DDR4 memory kit is the newest memory modules launched by GeIL. The GeIL Orion DDR4 kit is aimed at content creators and gamers. The Orion kits are available in capacities of up to 64 GB and memory speeds topping out at 4000 MHz. GeIL manufactures two main categories of the Orion line. The Orion and the Orion AMD Edition. There is also a sub-category for the Orion modules as well, the PGA or Phantom Gaming edition for both platforms. The Orion AMD edition is specifically geared towards increased compatibility with AMD systems. It is no secret that AMD platforms have had memory compatibility issues and I’ve experienced them myself. Whether it is timings, speeds, stability, or XMP compatibility the GeIL Orion AMD Edition memory kit aims to solve these issues. Keep in mind GeIL isn’t the first nor will it likely be the last manufacture to release memory modules that are specifically aimed at one platform or another. With the latest B550 motherboard paired with the AMD Ryzen 9 3900x, the Orion AMD edition was put to the test.

Review Sample Provided By: GeIL
Product Name and Website: GeIL Orion AMD Edition
Product was given in exchange for work to produce review.

Specifications

Series Orion AMD Edition
Form Factor Long DIMM
Channel Single/Dual
Frequency 2666MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3600MHz, 4000MHz
Kit Capacity 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Module Capacity 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Latency CL16-22
Voltage 1.20V/1.35V
Heat Spreader Colors Racing Red / Titanium Gray
GeIL Technology DYNA 4 SLT tested
Technology Intel XMP 2.0
Warranty GeIL Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

Packaging

 

The packaging for the Orion DDR4 memory is very Sci-fi in appearance. The way the artwork is laid out makes me think of pulling off panels on a spacecraft and this is what I’d be presented with. The artwork shows a clear representation of the modules contained within. In the lower left corner on the front of the box, you’ll find the Ryzen logo indicating this kit is the AMD edition. On the back of the box, there is a small window that allows you to see the informational sticker on one of the modules with an additional informational sticker on the box.

 

Inside, you’ll find each of the memory modules is houses in a separate plastic clamshell.
Orion

 

A Closer Look at the GeIL Orion AMD Edition Memory kit

 

The GeIL Orion memory kit is available in two colors, as you can see by the image below, we received the Racing Red Sample. The heat spreaders are made from aluminum as well, the cap covering the spine of the module is made from aluminum.
Orion

You can see from the stickers on our sample that the modules are DDR4 3200 with timings of CL16-18-18-36 and an XMP voltage of 1.35v.

 

 

Notice something missing? The Orion has no RGB lighting. Which is not a bad thing. While I do like RGB lighting, there are some instances where it’s not needed or wanted.
Orion

 

The heat spreaders pop off pretty easily. With our sample, the PCB only had memory ICs on one side. I could not find any markings on the modules what so ever.
Orion

 

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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.

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