Not the best performer but better value

A Review On: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz (PC4-25600) C16 Memory Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16)

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz (PC4-25600) C16 Memory Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16)

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Pros: Good $ to Mhz ratio, low profile, Samsung PCB

Cons: Not as much overclocking headroom as one would hope from Corsair

Firstly I would like to point out that at the time of this review I have the highest frequency listed on UserBench for this model @ 3366Mhz which I have found stable for me. This is likely due to only 1.35v being the intel spec for recommended DDR4 voltage.

“1.5v is the absolute max we allow for XMP certifications. However, good DDR4 memory will run at 1.35v up to 3200. Technically, no “safe” (guaranteed) OC over-voltage but 1.35v or lower is best.” – Intel
Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/what-is-the-safe-voltage-range-for-ddr4-memory-overclocking_150115#530hUfFKmXcxSyVX.99


I am running them at 3366 CL16 @ 1.4v. You can see my results here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1591204/build-log-impatience/10#post_24917489

I paid $199AU for these where as my other option would have been $249 G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C16D-16GTZB capable of a whopping 4Ghz and have just as good a Mhz to $ ratio however consequently would not be as good value when considering Dollar to Performance.

I used the Samsung 3333 MSI Memory Try It profile for this memory which was superior to the 3200Mhz XMP profile. However for encoding I would recomend something around CL10 to CL12.

I can strongly recommend these as an upper midrange DDR4 kit.

I may update this review after getting confirmation from either Corsair or Samsung that 1.5v wont burn these out.

2 Comments:

@mafioso question which motherboard and cpu did you test the memory on?
@Cyb3r MSI Z170a xpower titanium, 6700k 4.7GHz. I have since sold these sticks as I saw good memory scaling in 3dmark and wanted more frequency.