12GB of DDR3 vengeance from Corsair
Subject: Memory | January 17, 2011 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Triple channel memory has had slow uptake thanks to the limited number of processors that will support it. However, those with X58 boards and a Bloomfield, Gulftown or newer Xeon CPU do enjoy the lowered memory latency that using DDR3 in triple channel mode and manufacturers are still putting out kits. For those with a definite need for large pools of RAM, the new Corsair Vengence 12GB kit (3 x 4GB DIMMs) are a solid choice. It is also a good choice for those looking to overclock as OCC took these DIMMs almost to 2000MHz without having to relax the timings much.
"Overclocking a 12GB set of memory should present some challenges but when playing with this set is was
no harder to overclock than a 6GB set. I say that knowing it should take more QPI volts to stabilize the
overclock than you might use with a 6GB set. All it took was the right combination of settings to reach
the number. 1700MHz came without much fuss but 1800Mhz took an increase in voltage while maintaining the
9-9-9-24 timings. Moving up further required another bump to 1.65v and to finally reach 1974MHz (374MHz
over the rated 1600Mhz) the timings needed to be relaxed to 9-10-9-27."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Patriot Viper Xtreme P3-16000 - 2000MHz @ Bjorn3D
- G.Skill Ripjaws F3-16000CL9D-8GBRM 2x4GB
Memory Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Patriot Viper Xtreme DDR3 PC3-16000 2000MHz 6GB @ HiTech Legion
- OCZ Platinum XTE PC3
-16000 4GB Dual Channel Kit Review @ OCIA
- GeIL EVOTWO, Patriot Sector 5: Ever Cheaper and Ever Faster DDR3
- Corsair Vengeance Series PC3-12800 8GB @ Tweaktown
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