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Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 Memory Airflow Kit Review

Subject: Memory
Manufacturer: Corsair

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Introduction

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Corsair's newest enthusiast targeted DDR4 memory kit features 4 x 4GB DDR4 modules rated for operating speeds of up to 3200MHz, catering to both the Intel X99 and Intel Z170 motherboards The modules are passively cooled with Corsair's Vengeance LPX aluminum heat spreads. The kit also comes with two Corsair Vengeance Airflow memory fans for additional active cooling.

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The modules included with the the Vengeance DDR4-3200 16GB kit feature the latest design innovations in Corsair's Vengeance DDR4 memory line, including redesigned LPX heat spreaders for cool running at their rated 1.35V voltage. The modules have been optimized for quad channel operation with an Intel X99 motherboard as well as dual channel operation in an Intel Z170 motherboard, pairing well with both the Intel Haswell-E and Skylake processors. The modules also support the latest version of Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile), XMP 2.0.

Continue reading our review of the Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 memory kit!

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Included in the kit are 2 sets of the Corsair Vengeance Airflow Memory Fan kits. The fan kits are designed to latch onto the board memory slots and blow air downward over the memory modules, ensuring optimal temperature operation. The fan kits are constructed of a 60mm fan in the base unit with change-able body plates to accommodate a variety of case builds.

Technical Specifications (taken from the Corsair website)

Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 Memory Specifications
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Fan Included Vengeance Airflow Fan
Heat Spreader Vengeance LPX
Anodized Aluminum
Memory Configuration Dual / Quad Channel
Memory Series Vengeance
Memory Type DDR4
Package Memory Format Unbuffered DIMM
Package Memory Pin 288 Pin
Memory Size 16GB Kit (4 x 4GB)
SPD Latency 15-15-15-36
SPD Speed 2133MHz
SPD Voltage 1.2V
Speed Rating PC4-25600 (3200MHz)
Tested Latency 16-18-18-36
Tested Speed 3200MHz
Tested Voltage 1.35V
Vengeance Airflow Memory Fan kit specifications
Bearing Type Ball bearing
Fan Diameter 60mm
RPM 3500/2500 (using included speed control cable)
Noise level 21.0 dB(A) (25 dB(A) max)
Fan life 80,000hrs / 25ºC
Warranty 2 years
Voltage 7-13.2V

 


September 9, 2015 | 11:23 AM - Posted by quest4glory

Seems bizarre to me where you basically need to use water cooling for your CPU or a stock heat sink (which do not exist for the socket 2011 processors) in order to use the air flow kit for the RAM.

We've gone from "water cooling your RAM isn't necessary" to this? If I have a custom loop in my PC I'm probably going to look into water cooling the RAM instead of something like this.

It's ugly, really.

September 10, 2015 | 06:41 AM - Posted by Orange (not verified)

I don't see the need to have any type of cooling on RAM, even more so with the 1.2v stock voltage of DDR4. Even heat-spreaders are more for product differentiation and marketing than any real necessity.

Watercooling your RAM is just adding restriction to the loop and added cost for zero real-world benefit. All imho of course.

September 9, 2015 | 11:31 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks for the review.

Can you add some benchmarks for multitasking? Sort of the way some reviewers test SSDs with multiple things happening at once. I think there could be some real gains there with faster ram that we just aren't seeing with these single task benchmarks.

I run my computers in the ground with multiple VMs in flight compiling code, for instance. How much better would the increase in speed help scenarios like that with the CPU running overdrive?

September 11, 2015 | 12:46 PM - Posted by Dusty

"running at there rated 1.35V voltage"

*their

September 13, 2015 | 10:21 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

fixed, thanks...

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