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Corsair Announces 8GB DDR3 Memory Modules

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Corsair has crammed 8 GB of DRAM onto one stick which in turn could provide up to 32 GB of DDR3 memory for desktops, and up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory on laptops, depending on the number of slots.

Tuesday Corsair officially added 8 GB DDR3 memory modules to both its Vengeance and Value Select product lines. According to the company, the Vengeance version operates at 1.5V for compatibility with the new 2nd generation Intel Core processor family, and is guaranteed to operate at 1600 MHz. The DRAM itself is "rigorously screened," and with 8 GB crammed onto one stick, gamers and performance junkies can build systems with up to 32 GB of high-performance memory. The jet-black heat spreaders also look rather snazzy, too.

"Vengeance DDR3 memory is the premier choice for reliable, overclockable DRAM for system builders on a budget," said Giovanni Sena, Director of Memory Products at Corsair. "Our kits based on 8 GB modules give builders, system integrators, and gaming enthusiasts the power to break the 16 GB barrier."

As for the Value Select version, the 8 GB DDR3 module doesn't sport the snazzy heat spreaders, appearing seemingly naked with just a simple Corsair Value Select sticker covering its components. But as Corsair points out, most laptops come packed with only two memory slots and typically lock users to just 8 GB of memory. But by throwing in Corsair's new 8 GB modules, laptops could see increased performance thanks to a possible 16 GB DDR3 configuration.

"Otherwise-powerful laptop PCs are often under-equipped when it comes to memory, which can cause usability problems with office application suites and complex documents that notebook PC users need to work with in the real world." said Sena. "8 GB Value Select memory modules solve this problem."

As of this writing, pricing is unknown and both products do not appear on Corsair's website. However, the company states that the modules are available now from Corsair's worldwide network of resellers and distributors.

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    chumly , October 4, 2011 7:25 PM
    http://i.imgur.com/VjaO1.jpg

    There's a big difference between being an enthusiast and being a dumbass. Dumbasses buy macs.
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    chumly , October 4, 2011 7:04 PM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233218

    A steal for ONLY $270.

    Are you sure Apple isn't making these?
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    Hellbound , October 4, 2011 7:18 PM
    Being that you can buy 8gb (2 x 4gb) for around $50, these are a bit to pricey if you ask me.
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  • 20 Hide
    chumly , October 4, 2011 7:04 PM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233218

    A steal for ONLY $270.

    Are you sure Apple isn't making these?
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    verbalizer , October 4, 2011 7:08 PM
    looks good but really, gaming units do not need that much RAM.
    multi-tasking, heavy rendering units this will be nice to have for maybe a better price.
    love Corsair RAM anyways..
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    halcyon , October 4, 2011 7:10 PM
    chumlyhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233218A steal for ONLY $270.Are you sure Apple isn't making these?


    How much do you think a new 8GB DDR3 module should cost? $135? ...or would that be too much as well?
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    chumly , October 4, 2011 7:17 PM
    halcyonHow much do you think a new 8GB DDR3 module should cost? $135? ...or would that be too much as well?


    Actually, about $112 would be fair. Considering it's selling for about $7 per GB on a 4GB Vengeance module, doubling that price @ $14 per GB seems fair? $34 per GB is downright thievery.
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    mightymaxio , October 4, 2011 7:18 PM
    Honestly i would pay that much if i were running a server with a LGA 2011 chip. I would probably buy a dual CPU board if they made one for LGA 2011 like the EVGA SR-2. Then i would put 12 sticks of those in it for a total of 96 gb of ram!!! I can only dream though XD the amount of money i would need for that would be astronomical.
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    Hellbound , October 4, 2011 7:18 PM
    Being that you can buy 8gb (2 x 4gb) for around $50, these are a bit to pricey if you ask me.
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    evo_7 , October 4, 2011 7:22 PM
    HellboundBeing that you can buy 8gb (2 x 4gb) for around $50, these are a bit to pricey if you ask me.


    I don't think its really all that pricey given this is the kind of item you'll expect to see in an enthusiast build. Some people spend $300+ on a desktop case when you could spend as low as $50 but, again, an enthusiast market will pay more for the tiniest or biggest upgrades.
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    chumly , October 4, 2011 7:25 PM
    http://i.imgur.com/VjaO1.jpg

    There's a big difference between being an enthusiast and being a dumbass. Dumbasses buy macs.
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    Anonymous , October 4, 2011 7:27 PM
    I agree with the above comments, I've seen a set of Corsair 12GB (3 x 4GB) going for around $90.00 on Amazon, so nearly $300 ($270 + tax, shipping) for just 8GB is pretty pricey.
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    Anonymous , October 4, 2011 7:32 PM
    Finally. but.. pricey.
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    1foxracing , October 4, 2011 7:42 PM
    Why does Corsair insist on putting those ridiculous heatsinks on 1.5v RAM? totally unnecessary
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    kristoffe , October 4, 2011 7:45 PM
    waste of money, stupid heatsinks.
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    DaFees , October 4, 2011 7:54 PM
    It's awesome that these are finally available but I have to ask what is the points? I mean through all my searching on Newegg.com I've found only a couple of motherboards with 6 memory slots that actually support 6x8GB sticks for a total of 48GB of memory. I mean I didn't look at server motherboards which I'd imagine could support these, but why offer a gaming grade memory stick if most motherboards can be pushed to their limits with just 4gb sticks?
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    kyuuketsuki , October 4, 2011 7:56 PM
    1foxracingWhy does Corsair insist on putting those ridiculous heatsinks on 1.5v RAM? totally unnecessary

    Because "enthusiasts" love their oversized, absurd, and counterproductive heatsinks. And only more-money-than-sense "enthusiasts" would buy these modules.

    Way overpriced, and no one besides professional users have any use for anything over 8GB, let alone cramming 32GB into a desktop and 16GB into a laptop.
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    mightymaxio , October 4, 2011 7:57 PM
    DaFeesIt's awesome that these are finally available but I have to ask what is the points? I mean through all my searching on Newegg.com I've found only a couple of motherboards with 6 memory slots that actually support 6x8GB sticks for a total of 48GB of memory. I mean I didn't look at server motherboards which I'd imagine could support these, but why offer a gaming grade memory stick if most motherboards can be pushed to their limits with just 4gb sticks?

    It would have to be a motherboard such as the EVGA SR-2 when they make the SR-3 for LGA 2011 it will be sooooo amazing.
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    huron , October 4, 2011 8:04 PM
    chumlyActually, about $112 would be fair. Considering it's selling for about $7 per GB on a 4GB Vengeance module, doubling that price @ $14 per GB seems fair? $34 per GB is downright thievery.


    Of course they are pricy...when you make them more dense, they always are. Just like dense server RAM is always more expensive than buying a 1GB module.

    In a few years, I am sure 8GB modules will be less expensive and someone will ask the same thing about 16GB or 32GB modules.
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    11796pcs , October 4, 2011 8:06 PM
    Hey I heard once that putting quad channel RAM (for example 2GB x 4) in dual channel slots (in this case 4 slots) makes the RAM run faster (almost like a RAID configuration) can anyone add some clarification to this?
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    DaFees , October 4, 2011 8:07 PM
    mightymaxioIt would have to be a motherboard such as the EVGA SR-2 when they make the SR-3 for LGA 2011 it will be sooooo amazing.


    You know the EVGA SR-2 Motherboard only supports a max of 48GB of memory (4x12) and not a theoretical max of 96GB (8x12). Unless of course you were trying to say that the EVGA SR-2 can't maximize these new memory modules and it'll be sweet when the new SR-3 can. In that case I would agree.
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    tychoblu , October 4, 2011 8:11 PM
    Only having three ram slots, these look tasty
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    kewlx , October 4, 2011 8:16 PM
    was: $299.99
    $269.99
    save: $30.00 ( newegg.com)

    holy shit! thats more than the 12 ocz 1600 mhz I bought (3X2)
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