Corsair DDR4 16GB Vengeance LPX 2800C16 Memory Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-18

DDR4 has finally hit the big masses with the release of Intel's high end X99 platform aka Haswell-E. Besides the massive available bandwidth these DDR4 modules can also pack a far higher density per stick. All this goodness is available at your disposal while requiring a mere 1.2Volts. Only drawback, as per each technology at launch is the high retail price. Today we have a look at CORSAIR's mainstream kit: the Vengeance LPX series, however mainstream doesn't necessarily imply low speeds. The kit we are reviewing today runs out of the box at 2800MHz; not uber high end speeds though more than suitable to satisfy both the tweakers and the die-hard enthusiasts.

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Test Setup and Methodology




  • Intel Core i7-5960X ES
  • Cooled by EK Waterblocks L360 kit
  • ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard 0801 bios
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2800C16
  • AMD 7970HD & Catalyst 14.4 driver
  • Western Digital HDD 1TB Green Caviar
  • Corsair AX1200 PSU
  • Micrcool Banchetto 101
  • Windows 7 Professional 64Bit SP1 fully patched.



To compare the out of the box performance  of these Corsair Vengeance LPX kit, we included the most used speeds by the memory vendors: being 2133, 2400, 2666 and 3000MHz. Just to give you a quick hands on here's a smal snippit from the Haswell-E launch article of how the DDR4 speeds relate to the DDR3 memory used on the previous Intel generations. Of course this is slightly comparing apples with oranges even though both the i7-4930K and i7-5960X were running with 6 six cores at 4000MHz. Nevertheless architectural improvements have their impact. Though quickly wading through the results don't be fooled by the looser timings on the DDR4 memory kits. 2133C15 DDR4 can easily keep up with 2400C10 DDR3 memory of the previous generation.






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