Just Delivered: 64GB of Corsair DDR3 - Ready for Sandy Bridge-E!!

Subject: Processors, Chipsets, Memory | November 7, 2011 - 03:07 PM |
Tagged: corsair, vengeance, sandy bridge-e, just delivered

Just Delivered is a new section of PC Perspective where we share some of the goodies that pass through our labs that may or may not see a review, but are pretty cool none the less.

Sometimes we receive interesting packages in the mail and when we get things from Corsair, we tend to pay attention.  Oddly, I had not seen a box quite this size before.  What comes from Corsair in the shape of a cube?

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As it turns out, it was four 16GB DDR3 memory kits, preparing our team for the upcoming Sandy Bridge-E platform reviews!

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Each kit includes 4 modules, getting us ready for the quad-channel memory controller on the upcoming Intel CPU.  Corsair included both Vengeance and Vengeance LP kits for us, offering an option is lower profile for potentially larger heatsinks.

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For motherboards that will ship with 8 DIMM slots, this allows us to test configurations as high as 32GB!!  We are going to be covering all of these bases for you in the coming weeks before launch but don't worry - we are going test the standard 4 x 2GB configurations as well.  :)

November 7, 2011 | 04:04 PM - Posted by PCPerFan (not verified)

I figured you would get 2x8GB DIMMs, so you could test a SB-E system with 64GB!

November 7, 2011 | 05:21 PM - Posted by Wildfire

Were you expecting this delivery? Or was it a happy coincidence? Either way I'm looking forward to your review when it comes out.

November 7, 2011 | 09:25 PM - Posted by JSL

When my supplier started selling them for about $30 less to a sub $100 price point, I bought 6 of these sets to resupply my stock, and use one in my own system replacing the older 'smaller' Corsair ram I had in there... moved that old Dom.GT(2000-8-8-8-24) ram to my webserver.

November 7, 2011 | 09:54 PM - Posted by James (not verified)

RAMdrive/RAMdisk anyone?

I would love to see a 16gb ram drive running on a system with 32gb of memory. If I remember correctly it is 10x faster than a SATA III ssd.

November 7, 2011 | 11:03 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

In some tests I did with a ram drive I got about 3 GB's a second for both read and write. But what I would really like to is someone running a VM off a ram disk.

November 7, 2011 | 11:44 PM - Posted by cyow


November 8, 2011 | 09:17 AM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

It will be interesting to see performance comparisons to all 8 slots populated vs 2 vs 4 oc and no oc

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