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

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Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz Final Thoughts & Conclusion

So, was the Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz DRAM kit pretty sweet?  I must say it absolutely met my expectations, and this includes everything from appearance to performance.

Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz DRAM

Starting with appearance, the Vengeance Pro modules look really nice.  The ones that I reviewed today were silver and black in color, which is a choice that will go with just about anyone’s setup.  I think I would really dig the red or blue to go with my GIGABYTE Z87X-UD4H, too.

While the heat spreaders are tall, measuring approximately 44.45mm, I would have to say they should not get in the way of most aftermarket air coolers or water cooling loops.  They are actually quite slick and Corsair did a great job designing them.  Corsair’s goal was to make them look aggressive, and I think they did a nice job with that.

Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz DRAM

To achieve the 1866MHz speed, you will have to utilize the XMP Profile 1, otherwise the modules will sit at JEDEC standard of 1333MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings.  Now overclocking these beyond the XMP profile is where I was pretty happy. I was able to overclock these modules from 1866MHz with 9-10-9-27 2T timings to 2000MHz with 9-9-9-27 1T timings with the same 1.5 volts.  I also managed to bump the modules up to 2200MHz with 9-12-11-32 2T timings, but had to bump the voltage to 1.58v.  I did also bump the voltage to 1.65v to see if I could get 2400MHz out of this kit, but unfortunately I couldn’t get my system to POST.  The free speed increase with tighter timings and no voltage increase was a very nice bonus.

Corsair Vengeance Pro Installed

These modules do come in speeds up to 2400MHz and kits in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB in size, but the ones we reviewed today were clocked at 1866MHz and were a 16GB kit (2x 8GB).  You can pick this same 1866MHz 16GB kit up on Amazon for $148.45 shipped, which is a competitive price with kits of the same speed and size.  These modules are also backed by Corsair’s lifetime warranty.

LR Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line:  Corsair’s Vengeance Pro has a fairly aggressive heat spreader that comes in multiple colors that look great.  Overclocking on these modules was pretty good and the free speed increase and tighter timings, without bumping voltage, was a nice plus to the already great performance the Vengeance Pro delivers.

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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 😉