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

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The Test System

Before we take a look at the performance numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used.  All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.

 Corsair Vengeance Pro Installed

  • Intel Core i7 4770k Quad-Core Haswell CPU
  • Stock Socket 1150 CPU Cooler
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz Memory
  • GIGABYTE Z87X-UD4H Motherboard
  • EVGA GTX 570 Classified Video Card
  • 2x 120GB Samsung 840 Pro SATA III 6Gb/s SSD’s in RAID 0
  • Thermaltake Pure Power 680w Power Supply
  • Windows 7 Professional Operating System

 Intel Z87/LGA1150 Platform

The Intel Z87 platform that we used to test these memory modules was running the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD4H motherboard with BIOS version F7 that came out on 08/05/2013.  The processor used, the Intel Core i7 4770k, was just using the stock frequency of 3.5GHz with turbo boost enabled, which can boost it up to 3.9GHz.

Corsair Vengeance Pro CPU-Z

Up next I will run a couple benchmarks against these modules to see how well they perform!

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  • 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?

      • No but I meant games.

    • you stupid fuck

      you stupid ignorant fuck

      • 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 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

      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?

      • Modo

        Got them with an AMD FX 6300 and an Sabertooth 990FX Rev2.0. was going with them for a nearly similar OC as here without any voltage increases and i got them to 2000Mhz @ 9-9-9-25-36 1T all stable till this moment! No Issues with an AMD here, very nice and easy to OC all that components! Hoped that helped a bit 😉