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Corsair Introduces Wire-Free Vengeance RGB DDR4 Memory (Update: Pricing)

Update, 3/22/2017, 1:25pm PT: Gigabyte confirmed support with RGB Fusion.

Update, 3/22/2017, 11:15am PT: Corsair told us the Vengeance RGB pricing on its website was incorrect; we've updated the table below with the correct prices. A spokesperson also told us how the wire-free lighting works: "We use the SMBUS to communicate with the modules," they said. "It requires motherboard BIOS support, so we’re working with all the big motherboard guys to add support to as many boards as possible."

Original, 3/21/2017, 10:20am PT:

Geil showed off RGB lighting on its DDR4 memory in May 2016, however, it required extra cables to work. In December, G.Skill outed its own RGB-enabled DDR4 memory that doesn’t need any extra wiring, and today Corsair is here to join the fray with its own Vengeance RGB modules.

Like G.Skill’s hardware, Corsair’s Vengeance RGB modules do not need any additional wiring to get the RGB lights to work. Corsair’s units are capable of one color per dim at any given moment, but will allow for four different dynamic modes: a static color per module, breathing, color shifting per module, and a rainbow between the different modules. You’ll be able to control the lighting through the Corsair Link software, where you can also control lighting for Corsair’s RGB case fans, liquid coolers, power supplies, and more.

The Vengeance RGB DDR4 memory doesn’t fall behind with performance, either. Modules come in 8GB sizes at 2,666 MHz with CL16 timings and 3,000 MHz with CL15 timing. They’re not the fastest DDR4 memory by any stretch of the imagination, but more than adequately speedy for most gaming systems. Built-in XMP 2.0 support also means that setting them up to run at the correct frequencies and timing should be a snap.

KitNo. of ModulesFrequencyTimingPrice
Vengeance RGB 16GB22,666MHz16-18-18-35$150
Vengeance RGB 16GB23,000MHz15-17-17-35$155
Vengeance RGB 32GB42,666MHz16-18-18-35$300
Vengeance RGB 32GB43,000MHz15-17-17-35$305
Vengeance RGB 64GB82,666MHz16-18-18-35$600

Normally you'd expect the higher frequency models to cost more, but in this case, the 2,666MHz frequency products cost more than their 3,000MHz counterparts. We reached out to Corsair to ask about the discrepancy.

  • Gam3r01
    Kits shouldn't have been released with cables in the first place.
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  • dstarr3
    I predict the next fad will be sticking spoilers and spinners on everything inside the computer. Because, as we know, like LED everything, it all just makes everything so much faster.
    Reply
  • TechyInAZ
    19457055 said:
    I predict the next fad will be sticking spoilers and spinners on everything inside the computer. Because, as we know, like LED everything, it all just makes everything so much faster.

    So does the word "gaming". :lol:

    I'd love to see a HDD with a spoiler plus the words "gaming edition".
    Reply
  • nzalog
    Dang this on fleek, yo.
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  • problematiq
    19457055 said:
    I predict the next fad will be sticking spoilers and spinners on everything inside the computer. Because, as we know, like LED everything, it all just makes everything so much faster.

    New TV show idea, "Trick my Rig"
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  • nzalog
    19457359 said:
    19457055 said:
    I predict the next fad will be sticking spoilers and spinners on everything inside the computer. Because, as we know, like LED everything, it all just makes everything so much faster.

    New TV show idea, "Trick my Rig"
    Host: Looks so sick!! What kind of benchmarks do you get?
    'PC' Owner: Oh it doesn't work, was never able to figure out what is wrong.
    Reply
  • dstarr3
    19457398 said:
    19457359 said:
    19457055 said:
    I predict the next fad will be sticking spoilers and spinners on everything inside the computer. Because, as we know, like LED everything, it all just makes everything so much faster.

    New TV show idea, "Trick my Rig"
    Host: Looks so sick!! What kind of benchmarks do you get?
    'PC' Owner: Oh it doesn't work, was never able to figure out what is wrong.

    Well, they don't make any RGB LED processors, so why bother having one in a computer?
    Reply
  • CircuitWIzardry
    I've used Corsair Link... it is a buggy, resource hog. Corsair has been promising fixes for many issues for over 2 years. It will be a cold day in Hades before I purchase anything ever again that relies on Corsair Link. If you doubt this, look in the Corsair Link forum at Corsair's website, it is littered with complaint upon complaint about Link!
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  • dstarr3
    19458863 said:
    I've used Corsair Link... it is a buggy, resource hog. Corsair has been promising fixes for many issues for over 2 years. It will be a cold day in Hades before I purchase anything ever again that relies on Corsair Link. If you doubt this, look in the Corsair Link forum at Corsair's website, it is littered with complaint upon complaint about Link!

    I've got a Corsair keyboard, and their keyboard software is just as awful. They've just got some really rubbish programmers and designers on staff. But honestly, my Corsair keyboard replaced a Logitech keyboard, and their software is just as bad. So it might just be a fact of the industry that there is just no good support software for anything.
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  • gdmaclew
    Not to mention that king-of-crapware ASUS' AISuite. I never could get that thing to either install/run properly or not adversely affect my system in some way.
    Their motherboards are good but software...meh.
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