Corsair is now known for producing a wide range of PC components but it wasn't always this way. The company made its name by selling premium system RAM modules in the 1990s and, while overall revenue is now split over a number of business units, it continues to produce mainstream and enthusiast-orientated memory.
Corsair is using Computex 2013 and the arrival of Intel's fourth-generation Core processors as a launchpad for its newest line of memory, dubbed Vengeance Pro.
Now available in kit capacities ranging from 8GB to 64GB and running from a generic 1,600MHz up to 3,200MHz for a super-exclusive pack, Vengeance Pro is designed to fit between the more mainstream Vengeance and ultra-enthusiast Dominator series, though there's inevitable crossover between the trio.
DDR3 memory has become a commodity item of late, with most purchasers looking for the cheapest set rated at a certain speed. Corsair says that Vengeance Pro kits are better than generic for a number of reasons, including eight-layer PCB construction, tightly-screened RAM chips, upgraded multi-colour heatspreaders and the ability to add an optional Vengeance Pro airflow fan for superior performance.
Thi La, Senior VP and GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair, talked us through why Vengeance Pro is a good fit for brand-new Haswell systems in particular.
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It's always going to be a tough sell to command a price premium over generic memory. We're set to review a mid-specification Vengeance Pro pack in the coming days, so do check back for our verdict.