Corsair has introduced its Vengeance LED family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts of high-performance PCs and modders. The fresh range of Corsair’s memory combines new design featuring LED lighting with high capacities as well as increased data-rates. Initially, the Vengeance LED DDR4 DIMMs will be available with data-rates up to 3466 MT/s, but in the near future the company promises to add DRAM sticks with speeds up to 4333 MT/s.

Each Corsair Vengeance LED unbuffered memory module is based on a custom 10-layer PCB as well as pre-binned DRAM chips that can run at data-rates well beyond 2133 MT/s and 2400 MT/s officially supported by today’s CPUs. The modules are equipped with aluminum heat spreaders featuring red or white lighting to complement design of modern motherboards, graphics cards, cases and PSUs. All new Vengeance LED DIMMs are optimized for Intel’s X99 and 100-series platforms and come with XMP 2.0 profiles to make it easier for end-users to run them at their data-rates with the right timings and voltage.

Initially available Corsair Vengeance LED memory modules come in 8 GB and 16 GB capacities (which means that they are likely based on the latest 8 Gb DDR4 ICs) and are shipped in dual-channel and quad-channel kits. The modules are rated to run at 2666 MT/s, 3000 MT/s, 3200 MT/s, 3400 MT/s as well as 3466 MT/s data-rates with CL15 17-17-35, CL16 18-18-35 or CL16 18-18-36 latencies. Depending on exact speed bins, the modules feature 1.2V or 1.35V power supply.

Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 DIMMs and Kits
Data rate Latency Module Capacity Kit Capacity Number of Modules Voltage Part Number
2666 MT/s CL16 18-18-35 8 GB 16 GB 2 1.2 V CMU16GX4M2A2666C16
CMU16GX4M2A2666C16R
32 GB 4 CMU32GX4M4A2666C16
CMU32GX4M4A2666C16R
16 GB 32 GB 2 CMU32GX4M2A2666C16
CMU32GX4M2A2666C16R
64 GB 4 CMU64GX4M4A2666C16
3000 MT/s CL15 17-17-35 8 GB 16 GB 2 1.35 V CMU16GX4M2C3000C15
CMU16GX4M2C3000C15R
32 GB 4 CMU32GX4M4C3000C15
CMU32GX4M4C3000C15R
16 GB 32 GB 2 CMU32GX4M2C3000C15
CMU32GX4M2C3000C15R
64 GB 4 CMU64GX4M4C3000C15
CMU64GX4M4C3000C15R
3200 MT/s CL16 18-18-36
CL16
8 GB 16 GB 2 CMU16GX4M2C3200C16)
CMU16GX4M2C3200C16R)
32 GB 4 CMU32GX4M4C3200C16)
CMU32GX4M4C3200C16R)
16 GB 32 GB 2 CMU32GX4M2C3200C16
CMU32GX4M2C3200C16R
64 GB 4 CMU64GX4M4C3200C16
CMU64GX4M4C3200C16R
 
3400 MT/s 8 GB 32 GB 4  CMU32GX4M4C3400C16
CMU32GX4M4C3400C16R
3466 MT/s CMU32GX4M4C3466C16
CMU32GX4M4C3466C16R

Eventually, Corsair plans to introduce Vengeance LED modules capable or running at higher data-rates, including 3800 MT/s, 4000 MT/s as well as 4333 MT/s. Right now, the world’s highest-performing memory modules have 4 GB capacity and can run at 4266 MT/s. Therefore, with the introduction of DDR4-4333 DIMMs, Corsair would formally offer the world’s fastest memory sticks.

Pricing of Corsair’s Vengeance LED memory kits depends on specifications and capacity. The most affordable DDR4-2666 16 GB (2×8 GB) dual-channel kit costs $105, a faster DDR4-3200 16 GB (2×8 GB) dual-channel kit is priced at $115, whereas a DDR4-3200 64 GB (4×16 GB) quad-channel kit costs $485. All Vengeance LED modules and kits from Corsair are backed by the company’s lifetime warranty.

Source: Corsair

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  • Arnulf - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - link

    Precisely!

    I like to think that Anandtech caters more to computer enthusiasts and professionals than to kids looking for next Christmas tree ornament to stick into their "gaming rig". Seriously? Rig?
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  • dgingeri - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - link

    In the past, each DDR generation made it up to twice the speed of the previous generation fairly quickly. My current DDR3 memory is at 2400 with 10/12/12/31 timings. When they bring out DDR4-4800 with 20/24/24/62 timings, then I'll be impressed. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - link

    This would be great for my windowless gaming computer that's sitting in the basement next to the cat's litter box! While I'm upstairs abusing Steam's in-home streaming to play an SNES emulator on my Linux box because I'm too lazy to compile it for a 64-bit OS, my cat might get enough light through the fan intakes on the front to actually see where her behind is as so she doesn't pee over the side. Reply
  • Stochastic - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - link

    Not to be overly cynical, but it's kind of sad that the biggest "innovation" in many commoditized PC components (keyboards, RAM, mice, even cases to some extent) has been gaudy LEDs this year. The PC market isn't just shrinking because of smartphones, it's shrinking because most people have no compelling reason to shell out on new computers. The only areas that have seen significant advances recently are GPUs, monitors, and SSDs in my humble opinion (although to be fair, RAM modules have also gotten a lot cheaper). Reply
  • AnotherGuy - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - link

    Ur right... I just bought 16gb of ddr4 3000 for $65, not bad at all, I remember I used to buy 1GB of DDR 3200 for $40 not too long ago... maybe 12 years ago :P Reply
  • Arnulf - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - link

    You don't really want to know how much people have been paying for 64 KB / 1 MB / 16 MB during the 70s, 80s and 90s (90s price inflation when Sumitomo went up in flames ...). And yes, those are kilo- and megabytes ;-)

    RAM is silly cheap compared to CPUs these days but used to be approximately 1:1 pricewise for a balanced build back then.
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  • Galvin - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - link

    I used to think movies that had flashing lights for everything computer were silly. But tha'ts the direction we're already been going in. I hate it though. Reply
  • stephenbrooks - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - link

    I'd rather they had a matrix of LEDs that were connected to some of the bit values so I could see my RAM filling up.

    Occasionally having a lot of lights in your case is useful if you've parked it in a dark corner under a table and want to check on something (is that fan spinning/is it full of dust?/hot-plug an SSD) without getting a torch out.
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