Thursday, August 14th 2014

Corsair Officially Announces Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4 Memory

Corsair, a leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the availability of Corsair Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum lines of high-speed DDR4 computer memory. This new generation of memory ushers in a new age of ultrafast computing with optimizations such as increased DRAM bandwidth, higher bus frequencies, lower power usage, and higher reliability.

Corsair Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kits are validated with motherboard partners (ASUS, ASRock, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI) and use the new XMP 2.0 profile to deliver easy, reliable overclocking performance with the upcoming next-generation Intel X99 platforms and Intel Core i7 processors (codenamed Haswell-E). The Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum memory kits are supplied with a limited lifetime warranty.

Vengeance LPX
Vengeance LPX memory is a new Corsair memory line designed for high-performance overclocking with a low-profile heatspreader is made of pure aluminum for faster heat dissipation and the eight-layer PCB helps manage heat and provides superior overclocking headroom. The memory kits are available in black, red, white, or blue so that enthusiasts, gamers, and modders can add a touch style to match the color scheme of their PC.
Dominator Platinum
Like the DDR3 memory versions, the new Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kits have a striking industrial design for good looks, patented DHX technology for cooler operation, user-swappable colored "light pipes" for customizable downwash lighting, and Corsair Link compatibility for real-time temperature monitoring. Dominator Platinum memory is built with hand-screened ICs, undergoes rigorous performance testing, and incorporates state-of-the-art cooling for reliable performance in demanding environments.

Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4 Specifications
  • Unbuffered DDR4 SDRAM in 288-pin DIMM
  • Capacities at launch: 8 GB (2x 4 GB), 16 GB (4x 4 GB), 32 GB (4x 8 GB) and 64 GB (8x 8 GB)
  • Speeds at launch: 2666 MHz, 2800 MHz, and 3000 MHz
  • Intel XMP 2.0 (Extreme Memory Profile) support
About DDR4
  • DDR4 is faster: Even at the baseline speed of DDR4 delivers twice the bandwidth with 2133 MT/s (million transfers per second) compared with the base DDR3 1600 MT/s. With optimizations games and applications have the potential to load faster and run more smoothly.
  • DDR4 uses a lot less power and runs cooler: With each new generation of CPU and GPU architecture, system power consumption and heat generation become more and more important. DDR4 modules operate at an ultra-low standard 1.2 volts compared to the 1.5 and 1.65 volts of DDR3 memory, allowing DDR4 memory to consume significantly less power and generate less heat.
  • DDR4 memory modules can get bigger: DDR3 is limited to 8GB modules for a maximum of 32GB on standard four-socket motherboards. DDR4 will have the ability to enable 16GB per module by 2015. A motherboard with eight memory slots will be upgradeable to an amazing 128GB or DDR4 memory.


Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
Corsair Vengeance LPX Series and Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kits will be available at the end of August from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. The Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum memory kits are supplied with a limited lifetime warranty and are backed up by Corsair's customer service and technical support.
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15 Comments on Corsair Officially Announces Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4 Memory

#1
Prima.Vera
Good, good. Now give us the DDR4 @ 4266MHz or DDR4 @ 4800MHz already. Stop going through all of those intermediary speeds just for the greed of money and marketing bs.
The tech to produce those speeds is already a couple of years old.
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#3
HumanSmoke
DDR4 uses a lot less power and runs cooler
...but that wont stop us from keeping the IC's under the same unfeasibly large heatspreaders and charging through the nose for them.
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#4
fortiori
That video is ridiculous.
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#5
Animalpak
I was expecting a new design from the new DDR4 Dominators series
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#6
heydan83
Does anyone know if the DDR4 will have the same form factor as DDR3?
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#7
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: heydan83
Does anyone know if the DDR4 will have the same form factor as DDR3?
yep, but 284 pins vs. 240 pins of ddr3.
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#8
Marty 1480
by: fortiori
That video is ridiculous.
It is designed to run on a continuous loop at trade shows. For that it is suitable, grasps your attention in two seconds flat. For that it is good. As a information piece to be watched it is hopeless.
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#9
Octavean
by: cadaveca
yep, but 284 pins vs. 240 pins of ddr3.
I thought it was 288 pins,....
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#10
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Octavean
I thought it was 288 pins,....
Maybe, I wouldn't know...or would I? :) Maybe it was a typo...ROFL. I blame the meds. You know, car accident and all... although that excuse isn't one I'll be able to use much longer. Dammit. :p

Still, same form factor.
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#11
Octavean
Newegg has some (well more like one) Crucial DDR4 2133 DIMM listed and presumably for sale on 8-21-2014. Its a density of 4GB for ~$54.99,.....
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#12
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Crucial was one of the first to offer samples for qualification testing, so that comes as no surprise to me, nor do the prices. Myself, I am very eager to see how DDR4 plays out, but I just love playing with ram OC.
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#14
CorsairJake
by: Prima.Vera
Good, good. Now give us the DDR4 @ 4266MHz or DDR4 @ 4800MHz already. Stop going through all of those intermediary speeds just for the greed of money and marketing bs.
The tech to produce those speeds is already a couple of years old.
If you look at all the past transitions DDR1 -> DDR2, DDR2 -> DDR3 you will always see at the begining there is a lot of overlapping. DDR3 has pretty much already hit is limits after 7 years. DDR4 will take some time to mature just like DDR3 did.

by: Octavean
I thought it was 288 pins,....
The spec was originally 284 pins but then was changed to 288 pins to support stuff like NVRAM

If you guys have any other questions on DDR4 I will try to answer.
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#15
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Got my email? It's on the Contact Us page. ;) :P
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