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Corsair's 128 GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 Modules Are Both Fast And Pricey

Last week, G.Skill unveiled a 128 GB DDR4 memory kit that runs at a staggering 3000 MHz, and today Corsair is here to join the fray. Its new kit falls in the Vengeance LPX lineup, and it also runs at 3000 MHz, albeit with slightly different timings. Additionally, Corsair introduced some seriously speedy 64 GB and 32 GB kits.

The 3000 MHz 128 GB DDR4 kit runs at 1.35 V, pulling off 16-18-18-36 timings before becoming unstable. Given that there's an XMP 2.0 profile for this, assuming you’re willing to pay the price tag for them, you should be able to pull off these frequencies, too.

However, for the time being, it isn’t the fastest 128 GB kit out there. That throne belongs to G.Skill, as its modules run at the same frequencies and voltage but achieve slightly better timings at 14-14-14-34.

The 64 GB Vengeance LPX memory kit runs at 3333 MHz and consists of four 16 GB modules that run at 16-18-18-36 timings, while the 32 GB kits punch that frequency up to 3600 MHz with 18-19-19-39 timings.

If all you need is the 32 GB kit, they’ll be available in red and black and will cost $349.99. If you’re a little needier and require 64 GB, you’ll have the same color options along with a $549.99 price tag. If you want all the bragging rights, however, the 128 GB kit (only available in black) will cost you a pretty $1,174.99.

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  • TechyInAZ
    Gag me, $1000 for RAM! I think 64GB is plenty enough for what most people do on their workstations. 128GB is only for those select few who actually use more than 64GB.
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  • jaber2
    If you think this cost too much or its too much memory then its not for you, yea I do know people/companies that will gladly pay that much and more
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  • TechyInAZ
    17349827 said:
    If you think this cost too much or its too much memory then its not for you, yea I do know people/companies that will gladly pay that much and more

    Lol, yep definantly not for me. What I don't understand is who can use all that RAM? The only candidate I can think of would be massive servers that have 50+ users logged into it at once.
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  • Luke_26
    After Effects will use every single gb of that memory and still ask for more.
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  • dstarr3
    If you have to think about it, no, you don't need that much RAM.
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  • dstarr3
    17349827 said:
    If you think this cost too much or its too much memory then its not for you, yea I do know people/companies that will gladly pay that much and more

    Lol, yep definantly not for me. What I don't understand is who can use all that RAM? The only candidate I can think of would be massive servers that have 50+ users logged into it at once.

    If you're running a lot of VMs, especially VMs on RAMdisks, then that'll eat up memory real quick. Plus, there are 3D rendering programs that will use every ounce of RAM you give it. If you're a professional and doubling your RAM means greatly reducing render times and increasing productivity, then yeah, that's a worthy investment.
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  • falchard
    Even with all that memory, a game still won't load itself into memory for faster loading. But it will take you a couple days before you realize there is a memory leak.
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  • cdabc123
    Gag me, $1000 for RAM! I think 64GB is plenty enough for what most people do on their workstations. 128GB is only for those select few who actually use more than 64GB.

    and those select few could get by with mobos having more then 4 dims in it. i got 128 gigs of ram in my server for a much cheaper $40. granted i had 32dimms and its only 533mhz
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  • alextheblue
    Even with all that memory, a game still won't load itself into memory for faster loading. But it will take you a couple days before you realize there is a memory leak.

    That much RAM isn't really needed for gaming. Now if you run multiple VMs or do heavy workstation loads, there's a need.

    For games I'm happy with 16GB of system memory and 4GB of VRAM for now. In a couple years I'm sure I'll want to double that. But I might be looking at a platform upgrade by that point.
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  • sylentz199
    After Effects will use every single gb of that memory and still ask for more.

    "Use" is being used loosely...it will partition it off and use what it "needs" but I doubt it's using anywhere near 32GB much less 128GB.
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