Legit Memory Reviews
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit Review
|Date:||Tue, Feb 08, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Brian Wallace -|
Corsair Vengeance: Overclockers Delight
These days it's all about finding a good value for your money in the PC segment. Just about any P67 motherboard you look at is capable of extracting 4.5GHz from a Sandy Bridge K series CPU. To match that CPU speed you'll need memory capable of keeping up with a capacity that won't have you shutting down all of your programs while you game. Enter the latest memory kit from Corsair, the Vengeance. Corsair Vengeance is designed with gamers and overclockers in mind. Operating at a low voltage with a new heat spreader design, there is plenty of potential speed increase!
As we mentioned, the Corsair Vengeance memory modules feature a new aluminum heat spreader to help dissipate heat and also provide an aggressive look. The icing on the cake is the price, Corsair is pushing their high capacity Vengeance models into some pretty sweet price points. Our Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 memory kit is available for as little as $104.99. That's a lot of memory for not much money!
Here you can see the back side of the heat spreader of the Corsair Vengeance memory. The label shows the voltage and timing specifications.
The model number for our particular kit is CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9. Corsair has several different models designed for the latest Intel Core series CPU's as well as AMD Phenom II and Athlon II platforms.
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Memory Kit Specifications:
- Capacity: 2 x 4098MB
- 240-pin Unbuffered DDR3 SDRAM
- Speed: 1600MHz (PC-12800) Unbuffered non-ECC DDR3 Modules
- Latency: 9-9-9-24
- Power: 1.5V +/- 0.1V
- Lifetime Warranty
Looks only get you so far, let's see how this new kit of memory from Corsair can do with a new Intel Sandy Bridge 2600K CPU.
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Page 2 - Test Setup
Page 3 - Overclocking
Page 4 - SiSoft Sandra 2011b
Page 5 - wPrime
Page 6 - Cinebench 11.5
Page 7 - 7-Zip
Page 8 - iTunes 10
Page 9 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 10 - Folding@home
Page 11 - Starcraft II
Page 12 - Left 4 Dead 2
Page 13 - Final Thoughts & Conclusion