Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 memory review

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Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4
Corsair releasing DDR4 RGB LED lit kits with a Vengeance.

In this article we review the new RGB series Vengeance DDR4 memory from Corsair. Not only do these puppies look awesome, they are properly specced as well. We received a 4x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CAS 15 DRAM kit from Corsair, so that is 32GB at your disposal for dual and even quad-channel memory configurations. At 3000 MHz they run XMP 2.0 memory profiles on Intel platforms as well. Ryzen support is coming also. 

RGB series everything are a hip and trendy thing. Hey LEDs are relative cheap to use as hardware, and fairly easy to control. Next to that, when done right (and I do say that with quite some emphasis) they can look great. We've see motherboards, coolers, keyboards, mice and chassis RGB flavored. Some hideous, others drop down gorgeous. Admittedly, there's LED and then there's proper LED implementation that work good and look good. Corsair has been subtle with their RGB implementation though. The new Vengeance RGB kit DDR4 modules as far as I am concerned do fall within that last category as they have been implemented in an incredibly aesthetically pleasing manner. But Corsair would not be Corsair if they did not add some extra TLC, they allow you to control the LEDs in relation to color and animation. As such this Vengeance DDR4 RGB kit can be controlled with their Corsair LINK software. At defaults though this kit wil revert to the most popular setting, a sweet looking rainbow of colors in a wave-style lighting effect, illuminating your PC with a many shades of RGB.

The fun part of the Vengeance RGB memory kits is that it does not require extra cables and connectors. You seat the memory, install LINK software and from there on-wards communication takes place over the system SMBus. Next to all the RGB bling, you should realize, these are Vengeance DDR4 DIMMs, and that means you'll see several high-frequency and low latency options for your purchasing needs available. Our kit for example runs an effective 3000 MHz DDR4 data-rate at CL15. There will be several 8GB and 16GB combinations to address dual and quad-channel memory configurations ranging from 2x8GB, 4x8GB 2x16GB, 4x16GB 8x8GB towards 8x16GB (yup 128GB!) DIMM kits in varying SKUs and prices.



DDR4 memory modules you can choose plenty from and honestly, cheap but dull all green Kingston Value memory for example works absolutely fine. Then there is regular mainstream DIMMs, then step it up a little and say high-frequency memory is a hint faster and often cooler looking inside your PC with the fancy designs and heat-spreaders. For the last stage in the channel there's enthusiast grade memory for the performance enthusiasts, which is what we will look at as Corsair has released Vengeance series memory. The DIMMs we received from them clock in at a nice 3000 MHz (effective).

Stylish RAM memory for the people that need fast performance, the people that build their own PCs, perhaps customize it a little. In that mindset Corsair released an new series based on quality, performance and LED lit aesthetics in the Vengeance RGB  package. These DIMMs will most certainly not be the cheap, but incredibly cool with great looks and nice frequencies that can be enabled with a simple XMP profile in your BIOS. We received a dual/quad channel kit, 32GB of it .. configured over 4 DIMMs thus holding 8 GB per DIMM module. And they are among the coolest looking memory kits you have seen to date. 

Join us as we review not just some nicely fast clocked bars of memory, its among the most cool looking ones as well. Next page please.

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