Corsair Vengeance Pro Series 16GB DDR3 1866MHz Memory Kit Review

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A Closer Look At Corsair’s Vengeance Pro

Corsair picked a nice and simple package.  It worked plenty well to keep the modules in place and protected.  The front end of this package basically tells you what size kit you purchased, has a product shot of the color kit, and that’s about it.

Corsair Vengeance Pro Box Front

Flip the package around, and Corsair has a little blurb about the Vengeance Pro kit in multiple languages.  You can also see the finer details of the memory as there is a cutout that shows the sticker on the RAM module.  This particular kit is the 16GB (2x 8GB) running at 1866MHz with 9-10-9-27 timings at 1.5v.

Corsair Vengeance Pro Box Rear

Opening up the package you see the two modules sandwiched between plastic.  Opening this up is a synch; you just have to separate the two halves and they come apart with little effort.  While you are opening it, you have to be careful or take note of what side the modules are molded into.  If you open it wrong, the modules will slide out of their slots and could inadvertently fall onto a hard surface.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Corsair Vengeance Pro Packaging

The modules in this kit came with the silver and black heat spreader.  This is a nice neutral color and should go with anything.  They look constructed quite nicely, too.  Corsair didn’t have the technical specifications listed, so my measurement from the bottom of the PCB to the very top of the heat spreader came in at 44.45mm.  This is somewhat tall, but it should not get in the way of most water cooling loops or large aftermarket air coolers.

Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz DRAM

Looking closely at the side profile, you can take a look at the 8-layer PCB, which is black in color.  Who doesn’t love black components?

Corsair Vengeance Pro Close-up

On the rear of the RAM module is where you can find the sticker with the specifications.  It tells you the initial memory kit size (2x 8GB in this case), XMP frequency, timings, voltage, and more.

Corsair Vengeance Pro Label

Next up let’s take a quick peek at the test system, then get on to the benchmarking!

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  • http://half-left.deviantart.com/ Sean

    16GB, What a waste of money. Get real and buy 8GB, you’ll never use 16GB. Main RAM bandwidth doesn’t affect games much at all, Intel tried that trick with Rambus and it didn’t work.

    • DiscaL

      Then explain the jumps to DDR4? And what speed can 2400MHz RAM be clocked up to? Are “games” all that we use computers for?

      • http://half-left.deviantart.com/ Sean

        No but I meant games.

    • you stupid fuck

      you stupid ignorant fuck

      • http://half-left.deviantart.com/ Sean

        Go to any PC hardware website and you’ll see that 16GB doesn’t make a different in games. Frequency wise you can get up to 20% more performance.

  • Travis

    I bought an 8G kit to test. On a Asus Croshair v Formula board and 4ghz 8 core AMD and Sapphire 7870 card these will run excellent at 8-8-8-22 1T 1866mhz timings. Boots insane fast. No latency or lag in any games and runs rock solid stable…

    • DiscaL

      What’s upsetting is that Corsair doesn’t state the “Pro 1866 (2 x 8GB Pack)” through their http://www.corsair.com/en/memory-finder as being compatible with any AMD CPUs. I was so Hell-bent on going AMD, but I received my RAMs yesterday and even the packaging only states “Intel i7 & i5″ which is very annoying … but the best part is that I have yet to buy a CPU + MOBO!

      Now they started promoting DDR4 by bashing DDR3 (and AMD) and how long it has been around blah blah blah http://www.corsair.com/~/media/Corsair/download-files/manuals/dram/DDR4-White-Paper.pdf

      I purchased the grey ones to go with a GA-990-FXA UD3 MOBO paired with an AMD FX-9590 CPU in mind … Help/Recommendations anyone?