SiSoft Sandra 2009
The bandwidth of the GeiL and Corsair memory kits is almost identical, with a slight advantage to the GeiL kit, but in the latency test, there is a greater difference in outcome, perhaps due to the lower timing of GeiL modules.
I had very high expectations for this triple channel kit, because the modules all scream fore overclocking when you look at them. However, the disappointment was enormous when I found that they could not do more than 1650MHz, without altering the voltage and timing. With a 1.64 voltage and 8-8-8-24 timings they were pushed to DDR3-1752. The actual frequency was 876MHz and the RAM bus multiplier was 12.0, giving a BCLK at 146MHz. An overwhelming clock at 76MHz, unfortunately not that impressive, and it is also less than the Corsair XMS3 Dominator modules we have used for comparison.
This is the result in Everest at 1752MHz for the GeiL kit.
Before we draw the definitive conclusions on this memory kit, we must first look at the price. The triple channel kit cost 134 USD on newegg.com and that seems to be a fair price compared to other similar kits.
Generally there is very little speed separating Geil kit from Corsair kit at the same rate, and if you overclock the GeiL kit sticks behind.
However, I think Geil should be commended because they have chosen a simple and low profile heat sink for these modules, unlike many other manufacturers, this makes the installation much easier and gives room for a larger CPU cooler on some motherboards.