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
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Maybe Corsair will send me this kit. They did mention some red kit...

I wonder....



:roll:

Just needs to find me a better CPU! Corsair needs to bundle this with capable CPUs!
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
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...
Thing about that is you are buying prebinned ram. I spent probably close to that binning d9's for my AM3 chips back in the day.
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#3
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
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...
You can also build a gaming machine for the price for a single nVidia Titan, but people bought it anyways.

Hurruh to memory that might make your IVB chip run a whole 2% faster. :laugh:
I would like to see CPUs actually utilize all of this bandwidth. :p
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#4
bubbly1724
by: Aquinus
You can also build a gaming machine for the price for a single nVidia Titan, but people bought it anyways.

Hurruh to memory that might make your IVB chip run a whole 2% faster. :laugh:
I would like to see CPUs actually utilize all of this bandwidth. :p
Whereas the Titan is actually going to give you noticeable improvements if you go SLI or you have limited space to work with (Falcon Tiki), the memory won't even be supported on most CPUs out there, not to mention the diminishing returns once you go past 1866/2133MHz.

Even for extreme overclockers with LN2, I doubt they'll be able to push the memory much further until they find cherry-picked CPUs that will support it.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: bubbly1724
Whereas the Titan is actually going to give you noticeable improvements if you go SLI or you have limited space to work with (Falcon Tiki), the memory won't even be supported on most CPUs out there, not to mention the diminishing returns once you go past 1866/2133MHz.

Even for extreme overclockers with LN2, I doubt they'll be able to push the memory much further until they find cherry-picked CPUs that will support it.
Diminishing returns depends on the platform. Kick a APU up to 3000mhz on the ram and look at the GPU performance as well as CPU performance increase.
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#6
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: bubbly1724
Whereas the Titan is actually going to give you noticeable improvements if you go SLI or you have limited space to work with (Falcon Tiki), the memory won't even be supported on most CPUs out there, not to mention the diminishing returns once you go past 1866/2133MHz.

Even for extreme overclockers with LN2, I doubt they'll be able to push the memory much further until they find cherry-picked CPUs that will support it.
Depends on the workload but generally speaking applications like office suites and games aren't going to utilize it (and in most cases the CPU won't either). iGPUs would love it though. I wonder how well the iGPU on the 5800k would run with a set of these.

Definitely not worth it though, that's for sure. But neither is an i7 Extreme Edition but people buy it anyways. :p
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