We took a look at what claims to be the most advanced RGB product in the world of dynamic memory - Corsair's Vengeance Pro, in the standard DDR4 of course. Is there a justification for price?
LED lights are slowly becoming the most common component in a modern gaming machine. You can not avoid them when you talk about advanced hardware today. Motherboards, Enclosures And surgeons have contracted this disease. There are several ways to do today RGB. Some choose a slightly more elegant and modest angle while others go for the brightest lights there are.
Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB
This is how the package looks. Specifically, we received the four-channel kit for top end systems such as Intel's X299 and X399 AMD. The price of these memories now stands at about 340 USD or NIS 1600 in private imports.
This is a pretty good price, since similar kits do not contain RGB Will usually cost about NIS 200 less.
The technical specification of this memory kit is:
- Memory Type: DDR4
- Memory Speed: 2666Mhz
- Timings: CL16-18-18-35
- Stress Action: 1.2V
- volume: 4X8GB (32GB total)
The height of the memory is higher than normal, so you should pay attention to the compatibility of the curds. Aircircles such as Noctua D15 will fit as well as any kit Cooling Standard water.
This is how the upper part of the memory looks when there is a piece of frosted plastic over theRGB. This is a trend that I like very much because it comes out with a feeling of screen on memory and there is not too bright light due to the reduction of direct power.
This memory, of course, contains a heat sink made of painted aluminum alloy. Although the F-DDR4 Printed on only one side of the printed board, for convenience there is a body Cooling Which spans both sides of memory. The chips themselves are made סמסונג And are considered to be of the highest quality.
Control software - Corsair iCUE
During the period I did not notice anything unusual. There is no excessive use of resources and software responses for very rapid changes. As a bonus the software also gives details like the temperature of the components.
Adjusting and setting up the memory lights is done very clearly and simply. There is a complete visualization of the location and color of the sticks in the system. Choosing an effect will instantly kill him. The range of effects is quite impressive and in fact allows Vengeance Pro memory RGB Perform visualization that does not exist in many products at all:
The animation, the intensity of the light and the amount of light in these memories is something we have never seen before. The engineering and thought she has invested are evident Corsair In these memories and the effects that accompany it. Of course for a perfect experience it is recommended to use all the available memory interfaces on the motherboard but given the memory prices today this is not an easy request at all. There is also performance of course.
Performance testing and overclocking
The memory test system includes the following components:
- Processor: Core i9 7900X 10-Core
- Motherboard: ASUS Premium X299-A
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
מבחן זיכרון A fast 2666Mhz speed on the test system results in a continuous reading speed of close to 70GB per second and writing 64GB per second. The timing of the initial access between the processor and the memory sticks is slightly higher. All these results correspond to the technical characteristics. What do you think we'll try to improve?
With the tools that Aida64 software gives us and bios settings adjustment, these are the overclocking results we came up with with memory. The goal is mainly to shorten the access time to memory a bit and if it is possible to pick up the reading speeds the writing and copying - why not.
The final memory frequency in what we call "conventional overclocking" has been raised to 3000Mhz instead of 2666Mhz. The timings were slightly released to CL17-18-18-39. The memory operating voltage has been increased from 1.2V to 1.35V which is still within the safe and normal range.
The read speed was improved by 11.5%, the write speed was improved by 12.3%, and the copy speed within the memory was improved by 10.6%. The access speed to memory has also dropped from 81.3 nanoseconds to nano-75.3. Not bad, not bad at all. With an ambient temperature of 27 ° C, the memory sticks did not pass the 45 line during the test. A very respectable result.
In this memory I had the right to use the last month for testing purposes. There is no doubt that,Corsair Raise the bar for everyone when it comes to the mirror זיכרון And how to control these bulbs. What's amazing is that this whole story is not as expensive as it might seem. The premium to 4 sticks is very modest and anyone who builds a computer with a particular look can add above and perfect the character of the computer.
Obviously, this is not a memory for every purchaser. When a budget is on the table, these dollars, which make up a small fraction of the total memory budget, can go to another important component rather than the LED lamps.
The iCUE software has evolved for many years until it reached its stable state today, simply because Corsair Is one of the most original in the field of control over hardware components. This software is now the most advanced and convenient for controlling light bulbs of hardware components. She does not feel like the quick work of a programmer who has just been told that a new product is about to be launched, and that you have to launch a supporting program, because I've seen them too.
Editor's choice and best design
The choice of prizes is easy. There is good and excellent, and when you combine a worthy price, amazing construction quality and stable and easy to use software come to a product like the Vengeance Pro RGB. These are among the memoirs ofDDR4 Most recommended for system builders who want a computer with a character. They will steal the play by virtue of advanced and unique control of the light bulbs in the memory sticks.
is also Overclocking there is. While the same 3000Mhz set is often available in some operations, the 2666Mhz set achieves overproduction results that can save a few tens of dollars effortlessly.