DDR4 memory made its official debut at consumer market well ahead of Intel’s X99 “Haswell-E” platform’s official launch date. We are starting to see more and more companies rolling out their own DDR4 memory kits, from low-end to high-end range. Corsair is no exception, they introduced the high-end Dominator Platinum and the low-profile Vengeance LPX series of DDR4 memory kits.
Today we are going to give you a quick preview of the Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800MHz C16 16G (CMK16GX4M4A2800C16) memory kit, courtesy of CUDO Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd.
Product Link: http://goo.gl/vvrS3z
Suggested Retail Price: RM 1,400
The Corsair Vengeance LPX is specified to run at a frequency of 2800MHz with CAS Latency of 16 at a voltage of 1.2V. The DDR4 memory kit also supports Quad Channel configuration and Intel’s latest Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0.
The Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M4A2800C16 memory kit is consisted of four sticks of 4GB modules to make up a total of 16GB capacity in Quad Channel configuration.Corsair also included a piece of warranty manual in the simple package.
Corsair designed the memory kit with a low-profile heat spreader namely the Vengeance LPX, which is made of pure aluminum for faster heat dissipation.
The label indicates the part number (CMK16GX4M4A2800C16) of the memory kit, as well as its capacity (16GB = 4 X 4GB), operating frequency (2800MHz), timings (16-18-18-36), voltage (1.2V), version (ver5.29), bar code and country of origin (Made in Taiwan).
Corsairs made IC identification easier with the use of version numbering. If they still continue the tradition of the DDR3 series, the version number of 5.29 is supposed to mean that the memory module’s IC are made by Hynix, which are well known for their excellent overclocking potential.
To keep the temperature low at high frequency, Corsair decided to implement an eight-layer PCB. The Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M4A2800C16 memory kit features single-sided PCBs like those we’ve seen on highly clocked Hynix-MFR DDR3 memory modules.
The golden fingers feature 288-pin connectors and come in a slightly convex shape on the middle.
Compatibility tested across X99 Series motherboards for reliably fast performance
Part of our exhaustive testing process includes performance and compatibility testing on most every X99 Series motherboard on the market – and a few that aren’t.
Pure aluminum heat spreader for faster heat dissipation and cooler operation
Overclocking overhead is limited by operating temperature. The unique design of the Vengeance LPX heat spreader optimally pulls heat away from the ICs and into your system’s cooling path, so you can push it harder.
The heat spreader doesn’t just allow Vengeance LPX to run better… the aggressive yet refined form factor looks great in showcase systems.
Low-profile design fits in smaller spaces
When the first Mini-ITX and Micro ATX motherboards for DDR4 are released, Vengeance LPX will be ready. The small form factor makes it ideal for smaller cases or any system where internal space is at a premium.
Designed for high-performance overclocking
Each Vengeance LPX module is built from an eight-layer PCB and highly-screened memory ICs. The efficient heat spreader provides effective cooling to improve overclocking potential.
XMP 2.0 support for trouble-free, automatic overclocking
Manually pushing your DRAM frequency can be a fun experiment, but sometimes you just want to get maximum performance without the hassle.
Intel X99-based motherboards support the new XMP 2.0 standard, and Vengeance LPX DRAM does, too. Turn it on, and it will automatically adjust to the fastest safe speed for your Vengeance LPX kit. You’ll get amazing, reliable performance without lockups or other strange behavior.
Available in multiple colors to match your motherboard or your system
The best high-performance systems look as good as they run. Vengeance LPX is available in several colors to match your motherboard, your other components, your case… or just your favorite color.
Thoughts & Conclusions
At first glance the Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M4A2800C16 memory kit looks elegant with its all-black heat spreader and PCB. The low-profile heat spreader came without a tall heatsink will ensures that the memory kit fits well under any modern CPU cooler. It’s also made out of pure aluminum to allow an efficient heat dissipation and provide higher overclocking headroom.
With memory-intensive applications and games these days, the 16GB capacity will make sure that you won’t run out of resources during heavy loads. Besides that, Corsair used Hynix memory chips which are well recognized for their awesome overclocking capabilities.
The Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M4A2800C16 memory kit will be retailed for RM 1,400, which is not a small amount for average users. While it sounds a bit too much for your wallet it’s actually more worth than the DDR3 counterparts. A quick check at the market you can find a DDR3 2800MHz memory kit for around RM 1,400 but just 8GB. With the Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M4A2800C16 memory kit, you will get a brand new DDR4 technology and extra capacity.
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