A Closer Look
The GeIL EVO X DDR4 memory kit sports a very sleek brushed metal finish in flat black. A translucent section across the top, as well as the EVO X logo allows the RGB lighting to shine through. A red sliding switch comes across about ¼ from the end of the module and allows the lighting to be adjusted manually when power is connected to the two pin connector via the supplied fan header adapter cable.
There are connectors at each end of the module. The end closest to the red sliding switch (left side in the picture above) is the 2 pin power connection, used to power the lighting in manual mode. The opposite end (right side in the picture above) has the 4 pin RGB connector for motherboard controlled lighting. Per the Manual, these can NOT be connected at the same time or module damage may result. The power connection only goes one way, but the RGB cable can be connected either direction, please pay close attention to the instruction manual when connecting this in your own build.
With the Ram installed, the Manual power cable is small enough and the connections don’t stick out, so there are no worries with clearance on the very cramped Asus ROG Maximus Viii Impact board’s VRM daughterboard.
The RGB connections on the other end are also recessed behind the spreader enough that cable clearance shouldn’t be an issue.
With the LED’s being fully independent of the memory, they lighting can be activated without even installing the modules in a computer. Here we see violet and red.
Blue and green active.
And blue and Yellow lighting active.