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.