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Corsair Announces 8GB DDR3 Memory Modules

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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.

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and now my life is complete.


well, until 16GB modules.
 

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Are there motherboards currently support 8GB per DIMM?
 

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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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Still a little expensive, $269 for a 8 GB stick when you can get 2x4GB for $60
 
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most of the 990fx boards support 8GB per slot.
 

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They are CAS 10 :(
 
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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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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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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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"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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CL10? Underwhelming to say the least.
 
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I'll wait for price to come down, 4gb modules are only now becoming affordable.
 
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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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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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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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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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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: