Tuesday, October 4th 2011

Corsair Announces 8GB DDR3 Memory Modules

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the addition of 8GB DDR3 memory modules to its Vengeance and Value Select product lines.

The new 8GB Vengeance DDR3 memory operates at 1.5V for compatibility with the new 2nd generation Intel Core processor family and is guaranteed to operate at 1600MHz. Providing 8GB of rigorously-screened DRAM on a single module allows gamers and performance enthusiasts to build systems with 32GB of high-performance memory.

"Vengeance DDR3 memory is the premier choice for reliable, overclockable DRAM for system builders on a budget," said Giovanni Sena, Director of Memory Products at Corsair. "Our kits based on 8GB modules give builders, system integrators, and gaming enthusiasts the power to break the 16GB barrier."

Corsair Vengeance memory upgrade kits utilizing the new 8GB modules will initially be available in the following configuration. All module kits are compatible with current AMD and Intel platforms.

For more information, visit the product page.
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23 Comments on Corsair Announces 8GB DDR3 Memory Modules

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
and now my life is complete.


well, until 16GB modules.
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#2
specks
Are there motherboards currently support 8GB per DIMM?
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: specks
Are there motherboards currently support 8GB per DIMM?
If a motherboard supports "up to 32 GB" and has 4 DIMM slots or "up to 48 GB" and has 6 DIMM slots, you can deduce it does. If it supports only up to 16 GB / 24 GB, there's a high chance that it doesn't support >4 GB module density.
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#4
buggalugs
Still a little expensive, $269 for a 8 GB stick when you can get 2x4GB for $60
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#5
N3M3515
by: buggalugs
Still a little expensive, $269 for a 8 GB stick when you can get 2x4GB for $60
My exact thoughts..
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#6
DigitalUK
most of the 990fx boards support 8GB per slot.
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#7
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
They are CAS 10 :(
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#8
LAN_deRf_HA
Saw this on newegg yesterday. Laggy press release. I guess it's better than not being available till months after the fact.
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#9
claylomax
by: brandonwh64
They are CAS 10 :(
Yeah, timings are rubbish.
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#10
Chaitanya
I saw these on newegg quite about 7 days back. Also all the 8gb memory modules are quite expensive. I might stick with my 4Gb*2 modules for now. :rockout:
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#11
Inceptor
I think it'll be a couple of years before we see 8GB ram sticks at $50/stick.
X79 + SB-E + 8GB RAM modules. The timing is impeccable, and the pricing is in the range where people who really really want X79 will buy the new RAM.
Manufacturers smell $$$ like a shark scents blood in the water :laugh:
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#13
suraswami
"The new 8GB Vengeance DDR3 memory operates at 1.5V for compatibility with the new 2nd generation Intel Core processor family and is guaranteed to operate at 1600MHz. Providing 8GB of rigorously-screened DRAM on a single module allows gamers and performance enthusiasts to build systems with 32GB of high-performance memory.
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lol. which game uses 32GB ram?
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#15
[H]@RD5TUFF
I'll wait for price to come down, 4gb modules are only now becoming affordable.
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#16
Jstn7477
With 32GB of RAM, you could cache the entirety of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (25,400 MB) in your RAM. :nutkick:
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#17
Breathless
It is very unfortunate how tall they made the heatsinks. It makes them impossible to use on lower profile systems (ITX), not to mention it is completely unnecessary.
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#18
Inceptor
At this point, I'd call 8GB ram sticks a 'prestige buy', no real reason for them unless you're building a 'budget' workstation and plan on doing some hardcore audio, video, or image editing work.
As for when they might come in handy in home builds or gaming systems? I think that depends on how high of a bar the new consoles set, and how much AI automation and sophistication coders and app designers can cram into next generation applications and games.
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#19
SK-1
I like the carbon fiber look.
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#20
MikeMurphy
Headspreaders make no sense. My corsair low profile stuff doesn't even get remotely warm.
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
by: MikeMurphy
Headspreaders make no sense. My corsair low profile stuff doesn't even get remotely warm.
this stuffs twice as dense, so twice as much heat in the same space.
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#22
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Jstn7477
With 32GB of RAM, you could cache the entirety of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (25,400 MB) in your RAM. :nutkick:
I was messing with some thing like that

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152930&highlight=ramdrive

by: buggalugs
Still a little expensive, $269 for a 8 GB stick when you can get 2x4GB for $60
If that much as i just picked some up of egg for $51 + rebate lol.
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#23
bear jesus
by: AsRock
I was messing with some thing like that

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152930&highlight=ramdrive



If that much as i just picked some up of egg for $51 + rebate lol.
RAM drive was my first thought when i started seeing 8gb modules available from different manufacturers.

Many things i do on my PC would benefit massively... ok i admit swapping from a raid array to a SSD would probably help but who can say no to multiple gb/s bandwidth over a few hundred mb/s :laugh:
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