Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Review

Welcome to dual channel DDR4 thanks to Intel's Skylake, but what do the Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz modules bring to the market?

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Conclusion

DDR4 has dropped in price since its launch, mainly due to saturation of the market and many different brands offering their kits in different shapes and sizes.  One company who remains at the top of the proverbial memory pile is Corsair, who are undoubtedly one of the most popular companies in the world, not just in memory products, but overall!

So dual channel DDR4 is now a “thing” thanks to Intel’s latest Skylake (LGA 1151) chipset and memory manufacturers, like Corsair, have been packaging up kits to reflect the new change.  Of course, doubling up 2 x dual channel kits of DDR4 on the X99 platform will still give you quad channel, doing the same thing on Skylake will still remain dual channel, however this isn’t a big deal and as we previously mentioned in the review, it makes no difference when gaming or general tasks.

The Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz 16GB (2x8GB) kit of DDR4 is without a doubt a worthwhile purchase when you take into consideration the big 3 factors we look at when reviewing memory.  The performance is good, the design is suited to EVERYONE as opposed to just select few who actually like stupidly tall heat sinks and the price is actually very good considering.  This particular kit overclocks well in my opinion also (3000MHz) with stock latency timings and little to no voltage increase, which not only gave more performance, but it was noticeable in the benchmarks we ran too.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 2666MHz 2

To top everything off, Corsair even added a 2nd XMP 2.0 profile to not only show confidence in its memory kits overclock ability, but it also makes a great starting point for those looking to overclock their memory for even more performance!  With a middle ground 2800MHz profile to offer variation to those who want it, I have to give Corsair the credit they deserve.  Who knows, we might even get this kit on liquid nitrogen in the future (LN2) and see if we can overclock the absolute danglies off it!

With a rocking £109.99 price tag for 16GB of the good stuff, the Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz 16GB kit offers great value for money; something I have been waiting to say about DDR4 since it first hit the scene nearly a year ago!  Of course price drops were inevitable, but with Skylake offering DDR4 at a much lower price point, it’s a nice kicker to have the actual memory at a much better price too!

Would we buy the Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz 16GB Dual channel kit of DDR4?  Of course we would and we recommend you should too, providing you are happy with the design and overall aesthetic.  It’s not a new design by all means, but it works and if it isn’t broken, why fix it?  Speaking of “broken”, Corsair memory comes with a lifetime warranty and they have a very well respected RMA service throughout the world, so I think the question is, why haven’t you bought a kit yet?

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Big thanks to Corsair for sending in today’s sample.

 

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Summary

Pros:

– DDR4 pricing is now superb compared to launch, with Corsair offering a great price today on this kit
– Performance is good and 3000MHz is nothing to be sniffed at for free!
– Lifetime warranty with a top RMA service from Corsair
– Low profile design allowing for maximum cooler compatibility

Cons:

– None found

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I have the same memory but i didn’t got the second XML profile….

    My motherboard is a Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI….

    • The only thing I can suggest is that Corsair have removed the 2nd profile from their later released samples. Seems strange though!

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