Corsair Vengeance RGB memory throws on a dreamcoat

Corsair is making the jump from monochromatic LED-illuminated memory to the full-boogie disco party stuff with its Vengeance RGB DDR4 memory modules. Corsair's rainbow-colored offerings compete with RGB LED-enabled memory offerings from Geil, G.Skill, and Zadak5. Corsair says its RAM chip screening process, built-in heat spreaders, custom PCBs, and XMP 2.0 support prepare the Vengeance RGB DD4 modules for the rigors of overclocking.

The lighting is controlled via Corsair's Link software and requires no additional wiring to clutter up the interior of a carefully curated case. The Link software allows the user to select colors based on simple preferences, or the lighting colors can be set to respond to inputs from temperature sensors, providing at-a-glance insights to system conditions.

Corsair's marketing materials specifically mention say the Vengeance RGB DDR4 modules work with Intel 100-series, 200-series, and X99 motherboards. The motherboard compatibility list includes a selection of Z170, Z270, and X99 motherboards and does not currently include any lower-end boards. Corsair says it is working on lighting control for Ryzen motherboards.

Vengeance RGB DDR4 modules are available in 2666 GT/s with 16-18-18-18-35 timings or 3000 GT/s with 15-17-17-35 timings. The modules come in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB kits. All kits are composed of varying quantities of 8 GB sticks, so buyers will need motherboards with eight DIMM slots to accomodate the 64 GB sets. The 16 GB and 32 GB DDR4 3000 GT/s kits are available now through Newegg for $163 to $300. A wider range of offerings is available through Corsair's online store.

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    • Growler
    • 3 years ago

    Dreamcoat? I’ve seen better.

    [url<]http://i.imgur.com/UR5ewxd.gif[/url<]

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    The ONLY Corsair RAM I liked was the Vengeance LP, because Corsair’s idea of [i<]compact, low-profile[/i<] RAM was the same size as everyone else's [i<]normal-profile[/i<] RAM. At least the Vengeance LP actually fit into motherboards without CPU and drive-bay clearance issues. It's kind of ridiculous really; There's no reason whatsoever that the highest-perfomance RAM has to be anything larger than [url=http://www.overclock.net/image/id/2133384<]this[/url<]. When are we going to stop beating around the bush and just go [i<]full-retard[/i<] with a PCIe x4 Full RGBLED flashing light and laser show add-in card, complete with smoke machine and obligatory smartphone control via the cloud?

      • NovusBogus
      • 3 years ago

      The Kickstarter campaign is being prepared as we speak.

    • Takeshi7
    • 3 years ago

    I read the title as “Corsair Vengeance RGB memory throws on a [b<]dreamcast[/b<]"

    • UberGerbil
    • 3 years ago

    Yeah, [url=https://youtu.be/o4NjWsFR_8E<]Crucial already did this[/url<] (note: turn down the volume or your ears will be bleeding along with your eyes).

    • Sargent Duck
    • 3 years ago

    I hate to admit it, but these actually look kinda nice.

    • Anonymous Coward
    • 3 years ago

    Hmm, what’s the current best RAM for communicating useful diagnostic information? I love LED’s as long as they say something useful.

    Though I guess that would mean giving up ECC. I would expect.

      • UberGerbil
      • 3 years ago

      Once upon a time you could get useful information out of blinkenlights on core components (eg the Connection Machine, though even that was more about looking cool), but with speed everything runs at now I’m not sure what they could communicate. Crucial’s [url=http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/memory-ballistix-tactical-tracer<]Ballistix Tactical Tracer[/url<] DIMMs can be configured to show temperature, and I guess you could also have the colors communicate XMP profiles so you could know at a glance if the RAM is running at the speed you specified, but what else?

        • Anonymous Coward
        • 3 years ago

        I have some DDR2 Tracer RAM that appears to at least show when it was active, and to some extent how active it is, you can watch the machine’s usage change. Like a hard drive access light.

        Perhaps they could rig up something to show what percentage of the IO ops and/or bandwidth of a stick was consumed.

          • UberGerbil
          • 3 years ago

          Like little bar graphs? I suppose that could be interesting, though I’m not sure how informative it actually would be. I remember seeing a case with an HD activity light that was like that (though I think it just was a multi-segment LED and a series of capacitors that effectively averaged charge over time)

            • Anonymous Coward
            • 3 years ago

            The tracer RAM has/had little lights that went in circles up and down two series of parallel LEDs, more activity was faster and no activity was nothing at all. I liked it anyway….

    • Welch
    • 3 years ago

    You have to do something with all that saved power with die shrinks and new found power efficiency!!!

    • Captain Ned
    • 3 years ago

    Wow, the first publicly-performed Webber/Rice musical.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      Saw it in high school with Donnie Osmond as Joseph. It was quite the spectacle.

      Didn’t realize it was the first of their collaborations to go public, though.

        • Captain Ned
        • 3 years ago

        Their first, [i<]The Likes of Us[/i<], was written in 1965 but not publicly performed until 2005. [i<]Joseph[/i<] was #2 and [i<]Superstar[/i<] #3.

    • thedosbox
    • 3 years ago

    OH NO! The infection has switched to a NEW HOST! The RGB LED overlords are taking over!

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