Corsair pumps Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM to 4600 MT/s

Hot on the heels of G.Skill's announcement of what it claims is the world's first 4600 MT/s DDR4 memory, comes Corsair's unveiling of its Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 4600 MT/s memory kits. Corsair tested this high speed with the same ASRock X299 OC Formula motherboard that G.Skill used for demonstrating its Trident Z modules.

Owners of capable X299 motherboards should be able to reach the memory's posted spec with a single click to enable the XMP 2.0 profile. The modules are made with Samsung B-die ICs and run with CL19-26-26-46 timings. The memory needs 1.5 V to run at the advertised speed. For those looking for kits beyond 16 GB, the company has many other options in its Vengeance LPX lineup, including eight-module 64 GB kits that can run at up to 4200 MT/s and eight-module 128 GB kits that go up to 3800 MT/s.

Having the fastest memory costs some money. In this case, the top-of-the-line Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8 GB) 4600 MT/s kit will set buyers back a jaw-dropping $550 when it starts shipping on September 21. The almost-as-fast Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) kit clocked at 4500 MT/s ought to ring at $480 and is available right away, though the Corsair store currently shows $505. Corsair backs its memory with a lifetime warranty.

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    • DPete27
    • 2 years ago

    Not worth the cost at all. Especially considering speeds are not guaranteed.

    I [b<]DO[/b<] appreciate that they're doing these speeds on DIMMS with low-profile non-flashy heatsinks.

      • Chrispy_
      • 2 years ago

      There’s never an excuse for massive, garish heatsinks. I still buy Crucial and Kingston RAM that has no heatisnks whatsoever and clock it as high as it’ll go without problems.

      Napkin maths says that 1.2V DDR4 consumes around 1/8th the power of these old SDR RAM sticks from 17 years ago, and they didn’t have heat spreaders back then.

      [url<][/url<] Always loved this guy for smashing down stupid marketing BS.

        • travbrad
        • 2 years ago

        If there’s no “heatsink” where do we put the LED lights?

      • xigmatekdk
      • 2 years ago

      They will work with XMP if you buy an Asrock x299 OC Formula. These RAMs are designed for specific boards such as Apex and OC Formula, the two best boards in the motherboard world.

      • shank15217
      • 2 years ago

      Unless my ram heatsink lights sync with techno music i’m not buying it

    • wingless
    • 2 years ago

    They’re Samsung B-dies so maybe Ryzen will enjoy these. TR needs to do a little test 😉

      • yuhong
      • 2 years ago

      I am surprised that no one is mentioning Samsung 8Gb C-die at this point.

        • Amien
        • 2 years ago

        Could you share some insight?

          • yuhong
          • 2 years ago

          It is Samsung’s new 8Gb DDR4 die based on 18nm.

      • albundy
      • 2 years ago

      its a hit or miss. AGESA updates stopped a long time ago. i have a feeling memory support has ended for am4.

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