PC hardware supplier, Corsair, has introduced Corsair Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum lines of high-speed DDR4 computer memory. This new generation of memory includes an increased DRAM bandwidth, higher bus frequencies, lower power usage, and higher reliability.
Baseline speed of DDR4 delivers twice the bandwidth with 2133 MT/s (million transfers per second) compared with the base DDR3 1600 MT/s. Additionally, DDR4 modules operate at a standard 1.2 volts, and will have the ability to enable 16GB per module by 2015. A motherboard with eight memory slots will be upgradeable to 128GB or DDR4 memory.
Corsair Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kits are validated with motherboard partners (ASUS, ASRock, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI) and use the new XMP 2.0 profile with the upcoming next-generation Intel X99 platforms and Intel Core i7 processors (codenamed Haswell-E).
Vengeance LPX memory is designed for high-performance overclocking with a low-profile heatspreader, and is made of pure aluminum for faster heat dissipation. The eight-layer PCB helps manage heat and boasts superior overclocking headroom. The memory kits are available in black, red, white, or blue so that enthusiasts, gamers, and modders can add a touch style to match the color scheme of their PC.
Like the DDR3 memory versions, the new Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kits have an industrial design, patented DHX technology for cooler operation, user-swappable colored “light pipes” for customizable downwash lighting, and Corsair Link compatibility for real-time temperature monitoring. Dominator Platinum memory is built with hand-screened ICs, undergoes rigorous performance testing, and incorporates state-of-the-art cooling for reliable performance in demanding environments.
Specifications of the Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4 include:
- Unbuffered DDR4 SDRAM in 288-pin DIMM
- Capacities at launch: 8GB (2x4GB), 16GB (4x4GB), 32GB (4x8GB) and 64GB (8x8GB)
- Speeds at launch: 2666MHz, 2800MHz, and 3000MHz
- Intel XMP 2.0 (Extreme Memory Profile) support
Corsair Vengeance LPX Series and Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kits will be available at the end of August from Corsair's network of authorized distributors and resellers. The Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum memory kits are supplied with a limited lifetime warranty and are backed up by Corsair's customer service and technical support.