Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit Review

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Test Setup

Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz

Our test system was set up with a fresh install of Windows 7 64 Ultimate Edition with the latest Windows Updates. Video card drivers for the AMD Radeon HD 6950 were Catalyst 10.12.

Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz

The Intel DP67BG motherboard had BIOS BGP6710J.86A.1815 which is the latest from Intel.

Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz

The Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 2x4GB memory kit has an XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) of 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 2t and this was the XMP that was used for all 1600MHz testing regardless of CPU speed. The default speed Core i7 2600K used 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 1t timings.

 

Intel Sandy Bridge Test Bench

 Processor  Intel Core i7 2600K  Live Pricing
 Motherboard  Intel DP67BG  Live Pricing
 Memory  Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz  Live Pricing
 Hard Drive  Intel X-25E SSD  Live Pricing
 Video Card  XFX Radeon HD6950  Live Pricing
 CPU cooler Corsair H50  Live Pricing
 Chassis  None – Open Bench  
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750  Live Pricing

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