Corsair Vengeance Extreme: “World’s Fastest” DDR3 Memory for $750

If DDR3-2400 memory isn’t up to snuff, then Corsair has a new enthusiast RAM kit for you.

If your PC “only” has 4 GB of system memory, it’s not a bad time to go out and invest in a new RAM kit. Budget 16 GB DDR3-1600 kits can be had for under $100, with the good stuff going for only $10-$15 more. We’ve come a long way from shelling out $200 for a 2 GB DDR-400 SKU, but you can still drop top dollar on cream-of-the-crop enthusiast kits, like Corsair’s new Vengeance Extreme brand.

Dubbed the “World’s Fastest Rated PC Memory Kit,” the 8 GB (two sticks of 4 GB) kit runs at a commercially unprecedented 3000 MHz, or DDR3-3000. The VE kit has 12-12-14-36 timings at 1.65v and low-profile “racing red” heat spreaders, and the kit can be paired with the Kingpin cooling system for anyone out there bat-shit crazy dedicated enough to cool RAM with liquid nitrogen.

Of course, all that performance and overclock-ability comes at a very high price: $750. Compare that to the “fast”  8 GB DDR3-2400 kits that go for around $100, and no one will be surprised by your ::backs away slowly:: routine.

The VE kits will be a true limited edition offer, too, as only two percent of Corsair’s memory chip supply makes the grade. According to Corsair, “the extreme-speed 3000 MHz rating of the Vengeance Extreme memory kits is the result of a rigorous internal four-stage hand-screening process performed by Corsair engineers. This process is passed by fewer than one in 50 memory ICs.” If any of these kits make it to Newegg or Amazon – the VE series is only available on Corsair’s website for now – the only thing faster than this DDR3-3000 kit is how quickly they’ll disappear from eShelves.

If you’re flush with cash and have a serious need for speed, check out the product page and official press release.

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2 Comments on Corsair Vengeance Extreme: “World’s Fastest” DDR3 Memory for $750


On March 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Now good luck finding a half decent mobo to handle that. Most only go up to 2133 or MAYBE 2400 with OC’ing, let alone the 3000 you’re gunna need for this? Thats insane.

Devin Connors

On March 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm


Thanks for the comment. You’re right about the mobo selection, as Corsair has this tidbit at the bottom of the product page: “Designed for use with select Intel® Z77 based motherboards, including the ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE and ASRock Z77 OC Formula.”

…budget board owners need not apply!

-Devin Connors