|Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB DDR3-1600|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Monday, 12 December 2011|
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Corsair Vengeance Low-Profile 16GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit Review
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Corsair.
The introduction of Intel's X79 chipset with its quad-channel memory controller coincides nicely with historic lows in memory prices. Corsair's recently introduced "Vengeance" line of peripherals includes products as diverse as headphones, mice, and even memory. Representing a lower-cost alternative to their "Dominator" memory line, Vengeance memory is offered with both high and low profile heat spreaders and several different speeds and timings. Benchmark Reviews tests the 1600MHz C8 16GB quad-channel low profile Vengeance kit against an assortment of other memory in this test.
High performance memory is one facet of a high performance system; a balanced approach to system performance considers processor speed, the amount of memory (as well as the speed), the GPU (for gamers), and the storage device (hard disk or SSD). Enthusiasts commonly concentrate on one or two of these items to the exclusion of others, which leads to systems that produce great benchmarks scores in some instances but drag in others.
Vengeance LP DDR3-1600 Specifications
The main differences between Corsair's "Dominator" and "Vengeance" memory products are that the Dominator memory gets fancier, machined aluminum heat spreaders and some guaranteed degree of overclockability, while the Vengeance line makes do with sheet aluminum heat spreaders and no guaranteed overclockability. All Corsair memory comes with a lifetime warranty. So how does this kit perform? Let's find out...