- Brand: Corsair
- Model: Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz C15
- Price: £249.95 (at time of review)
For our first DDR4 review, we have the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB kit or DDR4 DRAM running at 2,666MHz (CL15). With the recent release of DDR4, Haswell-E and the X99 chipset many companies have released quite a few kits of DDR4 for consumers to get their hands on, in fact, this same kit can also be had in CL16 and of course is a bit cheaper. DDR4 is pushing the boundaries of RAM as we know it, it features higher stock clock speeds and uses less voltage to get there which is truly amazing and while the clock speeds may be a bit high, there is no doubt that in due time they will settle down a bit as we hope the price will also too.
The 2666MHz kit of Vengeance LPX features a low profile aluminium heatsink to allow for better overclocking and comes with either red or black heatsink (some CL speeds available in blue); you can also get it with different clock speeds. It is designed to be easy to overclock and can be set into either dual or quad channel configurations. The kit I have on hand today has been tested to run with only 1.2V which is a major improvement over the previous 1.5V-1.65V that DDR3 modules would need to run. DDR4 is still a very new technology in its rights and as mentioned things should smooth out with time allowing for better speeds and overclocks in the near future.
Let’s take a look at a few words from Corsair on their Vengeance LPX DDR4:
Vengeance LPX memory is designed for high-performance overclocking. The heat spreader is made of pure aluminium for faster heat dissipation, and the eight-layer PCB helps manage heat and provides superior overclocking headroom. Each IC is individually screened for performance potential.
The DDR4 form factor is optimized for the latest Intel X99 Series motherboards and offers higher frequencies, greater bandwidth, and lower power consumption than DDR3 modules. Vengeance LPX DDR4 modules are compatibility-tested across X99 Series motherboards for reliably fast performance. There’s XMP 2.0 support for trouble-free automatic overclocking. And, they’re available in multiple colors to match your motherboard, your components, or just your style.