Corsair Intros 3000MHz Vengeance Extreme DDR3 Kit

Corsair launched what it boasts to be the world's fastest rated production PC memory kit: the new Vengeance Extreme 8 GB dual-channel DDR3 kit. The kit's two 4 GB memory chips are rated at a blazing 3,000 MHz (air cooled), and fitted with low profile "Corsair Racing Red" heat spreaders. They also have latency settings of 12-14-14-36, at 1.65V.

"The extreme-speed 3000 MHz rating of the Vengeance Extreme memory kits is the result of a rigorous internal four-stage hand-screening process performed by Corsair engineers," the company said. "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 unlocked third-generation Intel Core processor with an Integrated Memory Controller capable of running 3,000 MHz. However, speed freaks will be treated to a Kingpin Cooling memory cooler, which is included for overclockers who want to use LN2 (liquid nitrogen) to reach memory speeds well beyond 3,000 MHz.

"There's a reason why world-champion overclockers, extreme gaming enthusiasts and high-end system builders all trust Corsair for high-performance memory that they can install with confidence and pride," the company said. "Whether you're breaking your own records or you're simply building a dream gaming rig, you can count on Corsair memory."

As expected, the Vengeance Extreme 8 GB dual-channel DDR3 kit won't come cheap, costing a hefty USD 749. Corsair said these super-fast memory chips are hand-built, so quantities will be extremely limited. That said, the new kit will be made available exclusively from Corsair sometime in March, so stay tuned.

Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback

  • wanderer11
    I'd like to see a benchmark with an APU. Let's see how much faster memory really helps.
  • stalefish
    remember when RAMs were rated at CL2?

    Pepperidge Farm Remembers
  • guru_urug
    Even if it did, it wouldnt be economical. You can build a whole better system at the cost of the RAM itself. Still, it would be interesting to see the gains of such fast memory on an APU.
  • dish_moose
    Give me 3000MHz at 1.5V - then that would be something.
  • toms my babys daddy
    Our Price:
  • thefiend1
  • crisan_tiberiu
    wanderer11I'd like to see a benchmark with an APU. Let's see how much faster memory really helps.Probably the gains are massive but @ this price they are pointless....
  • Cons29
    are you kidding me? With that price id rather get a 670 plus ram or whatever i can buy with the extra greens
  • TheMadFapper
    With that price point I'd rather buy an ASUS GTX 680, 16GB of 1600Mhz RAM, and a lap dance.
  • shloader
    Ball players need compz, too. This is for the same crowd that takes a pair of Samsung 512GB 840 Pros and throws them in Raid 0.

    "Coarsair said these super-fast memory chips are hand-built"... uh huh. With inhuman soldering skills.