by Anton Shilov
03/14/2013 | 03:13 PM
Corsair, a leading supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, on Thursday announced new Vengeance Extreme 8GB dual-channel DDR3 memory kits rated at 3000MHz, the world's fastest rated production PC memory kits. Previously, ultra high-speed memory modules capable of running at around 3GHz were only sold separately.
The new Corsair Vengeance Extreme 8GB memory kits (2*4GB) operate at 3000MHz air-cooled, with latency settings of CL12 14-14-36, at 1.65V. The modules are fitted with low profile "racing red" heat spreaders. With every kit, a Kingpin Cooling memory cooler is included for overclockers who want to use LN2 (liquid nitrogen) to reach memory speeds well beyond 3000MHz.
The extreme-speed 3000MHz rating of the Vengeance Extreme memory kits is the result of a rigorous internal four-stage hand-screening process performed by Corsair engineers. This process is passed by fewer than one in 50 memory ICs. Performance qualification is performed on select Intel Z77-based motherboards, including the Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe and Asrock Z77 OC Formula. To hit their rated speeds, the modules require an Intel Core i-series 3000-family “Ivy Bridge” unlocked processor (Core i7-3770K, Core i7-3570K) with an integrated memory controller capable of running 3000MHz.
“We are focused on helping enthusiasts and overclockers push the boundaries of PC performance. Our engineering team's hard work has led to new performance optimization techniques for memory, which we are pleased to debut in our new Vengeance Extreme memory," said Thi La, senior vice president and general manager of memory and enthusiast component products at Corsair.
The Vengeance Extreme 3000MHz 8GB memory kits are priced at $749.99 and will be available exclusively from Corsair.com in March. Quantities of these hand-built modules will be extremely limited.