Corsair Vengeance DDR3 12GB 1600MHz Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅06-12-10
Closer Look

The Vengeance modules feature a 10 fin aluminium heatsink and look very aggressive. It will be interesting to see if they live up to their name!

The Vengeance is aggressive in appearance

On the reverse side, there is a label showing the specifications of our modules under review today. Each stick holds 4GB of capacity, each baring the stock latencies of 9-9-9-24 @ 1.5v which is considerably low. This not only has pleasing heat implications but also means we have plenty of voltage to play with when overclocking.

Details showing the specifications of the modules

Below is a shot of the heatsink profile of one of the Vengeance modules. As you can see the fins are significantly smooth. Now some may be wondering about the height of these modules. From the very bottom to absolute top the Vengeance measure just over in 5cm height. So the heatsinks here are giving an additional 2cm to the height of a standard set of DDR3 modules. This may cause compatibility issues with some CPU coolers, but with the configuration I used -ASUS Rampage III Formula and Thermalright Venomous X Black I had no problems with using either of the triple channel lanes available.

A profile view of the Vengeance module - 5cm in height

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