Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz review

The classic speed vs. capacity debate continues unabated

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The benchmarks show the lower-latency 4GB Dominator kit outperforms the higher capacity Corsair Vengeance in the performance benchmarks, but it is harder to quantify the boost you get from doubling the amount available.

What is evident though is that if performance is your mantra then going for higher speed RAM as opposed to more of the same will garner you far more raw pace.

Memory bandwidth

Corsair vengeance 8gb ddr3 1600mhz benchmarks

Gaming performance

Corsair vengeance 8gb ddr3 1600mhz benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Product FamilyVengeance
Memory StandardDDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
CAS LatencyCL9
Memory Size8 GB
Brand NameCorsair
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered

Desktop Server

Product ModelCML8GX3M2A1600C9
Product NameVengeance 8GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Product LineVengeance
Manufacturer Part NumberCML8GX3M2A1600C9
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit. Vengeance Low Profile memory will be released in June 2011!

Number of Modules2 x 4 GB