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Corsair Vengeance vs Corsair XMS3

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June 27, 2012 5:20:17 PM


I was wondering should I go for the XMS3 or the Vengeance. Both have a latency of 9-9-9-24.

My system is a Sandy Bridge-E 3930k + Asus p9x79 pro.

Does the vengeance have something perf wise or is it the same as the xms3 with the extra $ for the heatsink?
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June 27, 2012 8:55:57 PM

First, go with whichever is 1.5 volt memory. If they are both 1.5 v, go with whichever is least expensive.
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June 27, 2012 9:15:39 PM

I use the XMS3 I got it because it was cheaper than the Vengeance.
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June 27, 2012 9:25:14 PM

high memory bandwidth dont mean faster so ill recommend the cheaper one
since SB-E have quad memory channel so SB-E will give much more memory bandwidth than you need just make sure to buy 4x4GB to work on quad channel mode
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June 28, 2012 3:28:02 AM

Right. Specs wise the vengeance and xms3 are exactly the same actually. Not sure what's the extra $ for.

The specified voltage for the one I am buying is 1.5V.

-- Model Brand
CORSAIR
-- Series
XMS
-- Model
CMX4GX3M1A1600C9
-- Type
240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
----- Tech Spec
-- Capacity
4GB
-- Speed
DDR3 1600
-- Cas Latency
9
-- Timing
9-9-9-24
-- Voltage
1.65V
-- Buffered/Registered
Unbuffered
-- Heat Spreader
Yes
-- Features
4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 for AMD and Intel Dual and Triple processors. Operates in Single Channel mode when installed individually.

Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) support
XMS Heat Spreader
-----Manufacturer Warranty
--Parts
10 Years Warranty
--Labor
10 Years Warranty

The model no(A1) suggests that it is made and tested for a dual/triple channel system. I am buying 4 sticks of this RAM. Will ask the seller to give me 4 sticks from the same manufacturing batch. Hopefully it will work in quad channel.
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June 28, 2012 3:37:14 AM

since 2009 all DDR3 RAM work on all DDR3 motherboards and what ever you buy it will work on quad channel mode.
yes, ask the seller to give you 4 sticks from the same manufacturing batch.
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