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Corsair launches Vengeance LED DDR4 Performance Memory

by Mark Tyson on 24 June 2016, 13:01

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PC enthusiast gaming, memory and cooling components specialist Corsair has launched its new Vengeance LED high performance memory. This XMP2.0 compatible DDR4 RAM is optimised to provide exceptional performance on Intel X99 and 100 series motherboards, and is available in various kit sizes, memory speed ratings and LED colour combinations.

Discussing the most obvious feature of the new Vengeance LED memory first – it is constructed with an LED illuminated top light bar as part of the vented aluminium heatspreader design. Corsair says that these memory modules are being made available "in multiple colours" but at the moment that multiple appears to be two, as only red or white diodes appear to be on offer. The LEDs on the memory modules 'pulse' but the lighting effects don't appear to be user configurable.

As for technical construction considerations, Corsair says that "each module is built using a 10 layer high performance PCB for better signaling, and carefully screened ICs for superior overclocking and reliability." It backs up the reliability claim with its usual lifetime DRAM warranty.

The initial launch capacities are as follows: 16GB (2 x 8GB) module, 32GB (4 x 8GB/2 x 16GB module) and 64GB (4 x 16GB) module capacities. Corsair says that buyers can choose from speeds between 2,600MHz to 3,600MHz immediately but the fastest 4,333MHz kits aren't ready yet. Vengeance LED kits running at 2,600MHz and 2,666MHz run at 1.2V, while kits at frequencies of 3,000MHz or higher run at 1.35V.



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no offence, but whoop de do. We've got much bigger things on our plates right now.
ik9000
no offence, but whoop de do. We've got much bigger things on our plates right now.
Like what, exactly?

As it happens, my own LED RAM has a compatability issue with certain motherboards of one particular chipset, which the manufaturer has yet to fully iron out… and I just happen to have ended up with the wrong combination, unfortunately, so that's a pretty big part of my plate right now!! :D

The LEDs on the memory modules ‘pulse’ but the lighting effects don't appear to be user configurable.
Corsair, that part is bordering on a serious fail, mate… You're not the only one, I believe, but still - Shoulda' learned from how Crucial did it on the Tactical Tracers!
Fix this and I'll buy as many sticks as can fit in my slots!!
Ttaskmaster
Like what, exactly?

As it happens, my own LED RAM has a compatability issue with certain motherboards of one particular chipset, which the manufaturer has yet to fully iron out… and I just happen to have ended up with the wrong combination, unfortunately, so that's a pretty big part of my plate right now!! :D

This wouldn't happen to be ASUS would it, cant get my Corsair RAM to run at XMP 3k speed!
davesom555
This wouldn't happen to be ASUS would it, cant get my Corsair RAM to run at XMP 3k speed!

Nope, it's an ASRock X79 board, using Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer RAM.
It's a known bug that some (but not all) X79 boards have compatability issues. Some of them have been resolved, but others persist. I'm trying to ask about a swap, but Crucial haven't answered any emails yet… Anyone know if they have a Rep on this forum?

Should have bought Corsair RAM to begin with!! :D
Ttaskmaster
Nope, it's an ASRock X79 board, using Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer RAM.
It's a known bug that some (but not all) X79 boards have compatability issues. Some of them have been resolved, but others persist. I'm trying to ask about a swap, but Crucial haven't answered any emails yet… Anyone know if they have a Rep on this forum?

Should have bought Corsair RAM to begin with!! :D

Damn! Well, good luck! I don't think there's too much noticeable difference in performance between 2133 (I can get 2400 manually, not XMP) and 3000 mhz for mine, but it's the principle! :D