Thursday, March 14th 2013

Corsair Unleashes Vengeance Extreme, the World's Fastest Rated PC Memory Kits

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced new Vengeance Extreme 8GB dual-channel DDR3 memory kits rated at 3000MHz, the world's fastest rated production PC memory kits. Fitted with low profile "racing red" heat spreaders, the new 2x4GB memory kits operate at 3000 MHz air-cooled, with latency settings of 12-14-14-36, at 1.65V. A Kingpin Cooling memory cooler is included for overclockers who want to use LN2 (liquid nitrogen) to reach memory speeds well beyond 3000 MHz.

The extreme-speed 3000 MHz rating of the Vengeance Extreme memory kits is the result of a rigorous internal four-stage hand-screening process performed by Corsair engineers. This process is passed by fewer than one in 50 memory ICs. Performance qualification is performed on select Intel Z77 based motherboards, including the ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE and ASRock Z77 OC Formula. To hit their rated speeds, the modules require a 3rd Generation Intel Core unlocked processor with an Integrated Memory Controller capable of running 3000 MHz.

"We are focused on helping enthusiasts and overclockers push the boundaries of PC performance," said Thi La, Senior VP and GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. "Our engineering team's hard work has led to new performance optimization techniques for memory, which we are pleased to debut in our new Vengeance Extreme memory."

Pricing and Availability
The Vengeance Extreme 3000 MHz 8GB memory kits are priced at $749.99 USD and will be available exclusively from Corsair.com in March. Quantities of these hand-built modules will be extremely limited. For more information, visit the product page.
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31 Comments on Corsair Unleashes Vengeance Extreme, the World's Fastest Rated PC Memory Kits

#1
Delta6326
Dang thats fast!

I'm surprised it's not a Dominator...
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#2
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
You are going to need the most cherry picked ivy bridge chip with strong IMC to even get these kits to run at 3000mhz haha. Granted, you can run at lower speeds though, with better timings at those speeds then other similar kits.
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
^+1 what he said. Its almost impossible to find a CPU that will support these.
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#4
RejZoR
Those ridiculously high timings also makes you wonder how useful such high clock actually is. Most systems go through better with just capacity over clock and timings. So it's better to have i don't know, 16GB of "standard" clocked RAM over just 8GB of such super high clocked one...
I'm still on 6GB of triple channel 1600MHz RAM and i'm doing just fine with everything.
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#5
LAN_deRf_HA
Preview of Haswell optimized sticks?
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#6
bubbly1724
I think you guys are overlooking the main problem here... $750 for 8GB of RAM. You could build a decent gaming rig for that much...
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#7
Steven B
damn so it comes with a memory pot? that is cool, price is really awesome! lol... I am surprised they did it on vengeance series, i would think they would do dominatrix.
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#8
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: bubbly1724
I think you guys are overlooking the main problem here... $750 for 8GB of RAM. You could build a decent gaming rig for that much...
Not really a problem. That is some premium stuff right there. Worth it? That is up for debate.
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#9
Farmer Boe
by: RejZoR
Those ridiculously high timings also makes you wonder how useful such high clock actually is. Most systems go through better with just capacity over clock and timings. So it's better to have i don't know, 16GB of "standard" clocked RAM over just 8GB of such super high clocked one...
I'm still on 6GB of triple channel 1600MHz RAM and i'm doing just fine with everything.
This ram kit isn't for the average gamer or enthusiast. Those "ridiculously high" timings are very good for a kit designed to be run at 3000Mhz DDR. Anybody who even considers this kit will already have a CPU with a beast like IMC proven to allow the ram to scale up to its rated speed. Made entirely for benching.
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#10
hckngrtfakt
by: Farmer Boe
This ram kit isn't for the average gamer or enthusiast. Those "ridiculously high" timings are very good for a kit designed to be run at 3000Mhz DDR. Anybody who even considers this kit will already have a CPU with a beast like IMC proven to allow the ram to scale up to its rated speed. Made entirely for benching.
Exactly, synthetic benchmarks will benefit from those speeds as well not to mention
even the crappiest of 2133 show a considerable FPS increase over generic 1600
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#11
bubbly1724
by: Frick
Not really a problem. That is some premium stuff right there. Worth it? That is up for debate.
But is it worth it for 7x the price as opposed to a 2400MHz kit? Minimal returns once the memory gets that fast, and most overclockers that use LN2 could get to 3000MHz fairly easily on some cheaper kits.
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#12
SaltyFish
ePeen RAM.

I'd rather see some new info on DDR4 RAM to get me all hot and bothered.
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#13
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: bubbly1724
But is it worth it for 7x the price as opposed to a 2400MHz kit? Minimal returns once the memory gets that fast, and most overclockers that use LN2 could get to 3000MHz fairly easily on some cheaper kits.
Doesnt change the fact that this is a premium kit. If it is worth it is up to the buyer. Some folks probably think it is.
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#14
Jorge
When you test actual desktop PC system performance none of them show any significant performance increase with RAM frequencies above 1600 MHz. becasue RAM isn't a system bottleneck on a std. desktop PC. APU based PCs can use RAM frequency up to approx. 2200 MHz. for a modest gain because the graphics section can use some more bandwidth.

3000 MHz. speed rated RAM is as useless as tits on a bull but the technically challenegd will still buy it.
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#15
Farmer Boe
by: bubbly1724
But is it worth it for 7x the price as opposed to a 2400MHz kit? Minimal returns once the memory gets that fast, and most overclockers that use LN2 could get to 3000MHz fairly easily on some cheaper kits.
That's just it. Most hardcore overclockers could get to 3000MHz. This kit "starts" at 3000MHz so that raises the ceiling even more for higher speeds and/or tighter timings depending on what IC Corsair is using in the dimms. I'm really curious to see what people will do with these. More 2d records broken in short order.
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#18
Depth
Useless, I'm not buying 3 sets of those unless they can get the timings down to 4-4-4.
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#19
Steven B
you guys do know that the 16GB 2666C10 was around this price when it released? Why? Because it was the fasted 16GB kit on the market at that point, this is the fastest 8GB kit and thus they can charge whatever the heck they feel.
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#21
jihadjoe
We might be seeing another SuperPI record soon enough...
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#22
buildzoid
All the current mem speed records on HWbot were done on under clocked AMD chips with g.skill mem
because Ivy can't OC it's BCLK and is multi tied so I'm geussing any mem speed record these will break will be on AMD chips. I doubt there is anychip that can combine the massive core OC and mem OC that is required for Pi records also all the current Pi records are based on 7Ghz 3770Ks paired with low CL memory running at ~2666mhz even though 2800mhz chips already exist
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#23
tokyoduong
Why are people even questioning the value of these chips? we all know it's unnecessary and expensive. You're paying the premium to be leet here.

Obviously, this is a flagship model and I wouldn't buy it unless I'm sponsored. The only other people that will buy this are stupid hardware obsessed people or people that makes too much money.
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