GeIL Launches the ‘Super Luce’ DDR4 Line with Heartbeat LEDsby Ian Cutress on April 26, 2015 1:48 PM EST
An inescapable part of the world of self-building a personal computer is customization and aesthetics. For most users, and even some gamers, the box under the desk is built for function. But there’s a sizeable crowd of chassis/system modders, LAN gamers and forum users that like to show off what they have. For these users, we have styled motherboards, graphics cards, coolers and even power supplies in order to build the design. Chassis can come with side windows, be fully open or custom built to how the user wants. One area in the customization route that has been a hard one to innovate has been what to do with DRAM.
Corsair and ADATA provides colored tops for some of their ranges, G.Skill has themed heatsinks but also bundle the high end kits with additional fans with LEDs, but currently Avexir have stood out with different colored modules with LEDs along the top. Now GeIL is joining the crowd with the Super Luce line.
The principle behind these kits is that the top of the module can beat at five different rates, based on the temperature of a thermal sensor on the module. Under 40ºC, the LED will pulse at 13 beats per minute, or one per 4.6 seconds. Then as the temperature rises in sets of 5ºC, it will move up to 60, 80, 120 and 200 beats per minute, reaching the peak frequency over 55ºC.
Judging by the way that GeIL is describing their implementation, each module is independent of the others. This might indicate that depending on the heat movement around the socket, one side of the modules might be at a different heartbeat frequency than the others.
The Super Luce family of products will be available in white, red or blue, from DDR4-2666 MHz to DDR4-3400 MHz and up to 64GB capacity. Currently on the website we are seeing each of the colors at DDR4-3000 and DDR4-3400, but exact combinations of colors, frequencies and capacities have not been announced yet. GeIL is indicating availability by the end of April.
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juhatus - Monday, April 27, 2015 - linkA firm contender in "most worthless innovation of the year" series.
coburn_c - Monday, April 27, 2015 - linkBetter make sure you have sufficient cooling if you get the red LEDs.....
Navvie - Monday, April 27, 2015 - linkI thought enthusiast hardware was about big numbers, not about flashing lights!
bigboxes - Monday, April 27, 2015 - linkGod no... I swear the only time I look at the inside of my computer is when I put it together and for maintenance. Otherwise, it sits under my desk. Power users don't need these. It's a waste of money. I would imagine that teenagers and wannabes could stare at this for hours. It's like female repellant. "Hey babe, wanna check out my Heartbeat LEDs ram? Baby?"
Mr Perfect - Monday, April 27, 2015 - linkI, too, came here to scoff at form-over-function bling, but the fact that they actually convey some sort of information is redeeming. It would be better if it was a little clearer though, maybe a bar graph that's green on the cool end, then progresses up through yellow and orange until it hits red at the hot end.
Gunbuster - Monday, April 27, 2015 - linkThese images look super fake. Wonder what they will look like in real life? Not a fan of the super man looking logo...