Overall Score 4.5  

Introduction

DDR4 is upon us but that doesn’t mean that DDR3 is out. In fact, with DDR4 memory the plaything of X99 Chipset owners, it leaves every other chipset to use DDR3 memory, and will do for a while yet.

Any rig worth its salt will have some fast DDR3 installed but MHz is not the only key to a good performer. Timings and compatibility and reliability matter more to the end user than speed.  There is no point in some DIMM modules that cause system crashes but is ultra-fast, but slow and solid memory is not desirable either. The only alternative, despite how obvious it sounds is fast and reliable memory.

How long has DDR3 been out there for? Long enough to be succeeded by DDR4 though still in full production, it should be fast and stable, let’s see.

Technology

  • Warranty Lifetime
  • Density: 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Intel XMP 1.3
  • Heatspreader: Anodized Aluminum
  • Accent Clip: Anodized Aluminum
  • Performance Profile XMP
  • Memory Size 16GB (2 x 8GB)
  • SPD Latency 9-9-9-24
  • SPD Speed 1333MHz
  • SPD Voltage 1.5
  • Speed Rating PC3-19200 (2400MHz)
  • Tested Latency 10-12-12-31
  • Tested Speed 2400MHz
  • Tested Voltage 1.65

Launched in 2007, DDR4 offered a 30% reduction in power over DDR2 and about 15-20% power overhead compared to DDR4. It also has a lower module density compared to DDR4.

What Corsair say about this memory kit –

Speed, stability and reliability…great for overclocking

Corsair Vengeance Pro Series memory modules are designed for overclocking on the latest 3rd and 4th generation Intel® Core™ platforms, with eight-layer PCBs and ICs specially selected for performance potential.

The aluminium heat spreaders provide superior temperature management and have the aggressive look you want in your gaming rig. XMP 1.3 profiles allow for automatic, reliable overclocking.

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Product Shots

Corsair’s packaging always feels like Christmas. There isn’t much to it but certainly feels like something substantial.

P1020480

P1020483

P1020427

The two DIMMs are housed in a plastic sleeve inside the box. Corsair leave a little window to remind you how fast this DDR3 is!

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