Corsair Vengeance LP Low Voltage 8GB 1600 MHz Memory
WHAT WE LIKED:Solid performer at stock speeds, running at low stock voltages with decent latencies. Very attractive low profile heat spreader and one of the only memory modules that is white from the factory.
WHAT WE DISLIKED:On the high side price-wise for modules in this performance bracket. Timings required for overclocking were a bit looser than we would have liked even at higher voltages.
[Editor’s Note: We would like to introduce our newest contributing member to the writing team: Mike G. He will be writing reviews for us on several different products from now on and we are glad to have him. For this first review, Mike used a product he already owned. This is also why we couldn’t do our typical unboxing treatment, as he no longer had the original packaging. Regardless, he did a bang-up job and will fit in well here at PureOverclock. Please welcome Mike G. to the PureOverclock Staff! ]
Let’s face it: when most system builders get their parts lists together, one of the affecting factors in product selection is product aesthetics. Whether is is the style of heat pipes on a graphics card or the color of the motherboard, looks can make or break a system. Of course after appearances are considered, performance matters as well. Depending on whom you ask, performance may mean a few different things; it could mean raw power, or it could mean efficiency. Rarely can you have both in one finely tuned package that also happens to look good and is reasonably priced.
Corsair has maintained such a balance since 2002 with some of the most stylish and best performing memory you can buy, both in terms of pure bandwidth capabilities and responsible power consumption. Most recently, their Vengeance lineup has epitomized this balance, offering not only varying levels of performance, but offering several different styles of heat sinks in many different colors to match just about any system out there. The one color you will find that is missing from most manufacturer’s pallet is white; not so with Corsair, who bucks the trend and offers up something not only in a classy white, but is also marketed towards overclocking and even comes stock ready for low power consumption.
Enter the Corsair Vengeance LP Low Voltage White memory modules. Once you get past that mouthful of a name and the 78 dollar price at time of purchase, the sheer brilliance of the white coat on the heat spreaders against the black of the circuit board makes this one classy affair. Let’s put this memory on the AM3+ platform and see just what you get for your money!
A bit more about Corsair, via their company page:
Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, our products are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere.
Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were specifically designed to appeal to computer overclocking enthusiasts. From its roots in high-performance memory, Corsair has expanded its award-winning product portfolio to include ultra-efficient power supplies, builder-friendly cases, ground-breaking CPU coolers, blazing-fast solid-state drives, and other key system components.
Corsair has developed a global operations infrastructure with extensive marketing and distribution channel relationships. Corsair’s products are sold to end users in over sixty countries worldwide, primarily through leading distributors and retailers.