Corsair is a well established brand when it comes to memory. Many gamers, performance users and enthusiasts turn to them when looking for reliable and high performance RAM. The DDR3 memory market is crowded with models from many different manufacturers so Corsair needed to be able to stand out from the crowd. Today, we are reviewing the Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 RAM (2x4GB) in an very attractive blue heatsink.
If you are a fan of Corsair products then the Corsair Vengeance LP RAM should be high on your wishlist. The heatsink we have is blue however, Corsair offers a wide range of colours which can suit almost any system. By looking at the RAM modules we can tell that the heatsink not only does a good job at reducing heat buildup but also by protecting the delicate RAM components. It’s low profile design allows it to have a wide range of compatibility with CPU coolers. Quite often RAM with large heatsinks can block some CPU coolers which can cause headaches for PC builders.The Corsair Vengence LP RAM has a very attractive blue heatsink design. Corsair also offers other colours such as black or red.
The Corsair Vengeance LP RAM does not only score high in the looks department. It offers a large capacity of 8GB through two RAM modules (2x4GB) at a reasonable price. The capacity of 8GB is generally the sweet spot for gamers at the moment, giving enough memory for games while allowing for some spare for background applications. The pricing of RAM does fluctuate regularly however, compared to other models this RAM has no problem at offering similar prices, which is to be expected from a competitive manufacturer.
While offering good looks and a good capacity we were hoping the performance could match it. The RAM offers a speed of 1600MHz out of the box which, in our opinion, is the minimum speed gamers and performance users should be looking for. With other manufacturers offering slightly faster speeds for similar prices we were a little disappointed though in the real world RAM speed does not have much of a impact, especially in tasks such as games. During our time using the RAM we noticed very respectable performance and did not feel that the speed of this RAM was holding the rest of our system back. This memory of course supports dual channel which is a key feature as dual channel memory is more desirable than a single module.
The voltage of the RAM modules is your pretty standard 1.5V. We would have liked to see it lower, though in a modern desktop system it’s not really a problem as there is often enough airflow for your system to cope. After all, RAM modules are generally not a massive contributor to excess heat in your case especially compared to other components such as the CPU and GPU.
Overall we feel that this RAM is very respectable for the price and is worth considering if you are building a new system. While it does not do anything groundbreaking it does offer an attractive heatsink which appears to protect the delicate memory module well and offers decent performance. We feel that the speed of the modules could be higher though for most computers the benefit of faster RAM would not be worth the increased cost. The Corsair Vengeance 8GB LP DDR3 memory is certainly worth considering especially when being sold with outstanding warranty backed by Corsair.