Corsair, a components supplier in the PC gaming hardware market, has developed a range of performance components that work with the new Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor family, including the new LGA1155 Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
These components include the previously announced Corsair Vengeance DDR3 memory modules, which operate with a VDIMM voltage of 1.5V, and include XMP-certified performance profiles for Core i5 and Core i7 processors. In addition, Corsair is also offering the next-generation Performance 3 Series, a range of solid-state drives, based on the Marvell 9174 controller and designed for the SATA 6Gbps (SATA Revision 3.0) support native to the new Intel chipsets.
The new Performance Series 3 offers increased read and write performance, as well as full support for the TRIM command and background garbage collection. Paired with a motherboard that includes native SATA 6Gbps support, such as those based on the Intel P67 and H67 chipsets for Intel SandyBridge CPUs, Corsair Performance Series 3 SSDs are able to achieve read speeds of up to 480 MB/sec and write speeds of up to 320 MB/sec, compared to conventional hard disk drives.
Corsair’s range of CPU cooling products also offers compatibility with the new LGA1155 socket format used by the new Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors. These include the Air Series A50 and A70 heat-sink CPU coolers, and the Hydro Series H50 and H70, as well as the recently offered H60 integrated liquid-cooling solutions.
Corsair Vengeance products are available now from Corsair's authorized distributors and resellers in kits from 4GB to 16GB in capacity. Performance 3 Series SSDs are expected to be available in late January.