Corsair Vengeance 12GB DDR3 Memory Kit review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/29/2010 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Corsair is back .. with a Vengeance.
The trend for memory these days is simple, more equals better. As such we noticed a lot of memory manufacturers release new kits with 4GB DIMMs as of lately. For the dual-channel range we nowadays spot 8 GB kits (2x4GB) and for that lovely X58 platform (which runs dual-channel just fine btw) we see good retail availability of 12 GB kits, yes Sir ... 3x4GB in your PC to get your groove on ! So ...
- Bigger is better ...
- The more the merrier ...
- Size does matter ...
- Mine's bigger than yours ...
- Die hard ... with a vengeance ?
Ah yes, sorry for the lame clichés here, but Corsair has jumped on the "bigger is better" bandwagon as well and outted their all new vengeance memory. Now we have been claiming it for a while now already, you are far better of with more memory rather than memory with the uber fast timings or the highest clock frequencies.
For X58 / Core i7 based system for example we guarantee you that a nice CAS 8/9 memory kit at 1600 MHz is pure golden in terms of memory bandwidth versus performance versus price. The new trend is ongoing though, we moved from the initially expensive 3GB triple channel kits to a very convenient 6GB in the enthusiast segment. However better yields, better quality ICs allow high-density DIMMs at exemplary timings with excellent frequencies these day, at decent prices as well.
So that move is bold, but you can get yourself 12 GB for just over 200 USD, Corsairs Vengeance memory kit contains three 4GB DIMMs that are low voltage at a default clock of 1600 MHz with a CAS9 latency whilst retaining decent tweaking potential.
Now surely for your typical hardware enthusiast 6GB is just fine, but at roughly 18 USD per GB you can get your system future proof pretty cheap.
And as hard as it will be to show you the benefits of so much RAM memory in your system, surely everybody will agree with me that you can hardly ever have enough RAM memory.
As such today we'll have a look at Corsair's Vengeance 12GB PC3-12800 1600Mhz DDR3 DIMM Memory Kit, it will be exceptionally hard to show you any performance difference in-between 6GB and 12GB, but any transcoding, photoshopping, productivity enthusiast with at little common sense will conclude with us, this kit is going to be one heck of a deal.
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