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Corsair launches Vengeance RAM

Corsair launches Vengeance RAM

Corsair's Vengeance DDR3 modules include a new 'aggressive' heatspreader design and low-voltage chips.

Corsair has announced its latest high-performance memory kits, dubbed Vengeance.

The DDR3 memory kits, available in sizes of up to 16GB, are designed for gamers and enthusiasts, offering 'excellent overclocking results on current and future generation Intel and AMD platforms,' according to the company's statement today.

Thi La, Corsair's vice president of memory products, claims that 'customers have been asking for outstanding overclocking memory with a lower price tag, and we have been listening,' further stating that 'I believe that our users will love both the exciting new look and the overclocking results they are able to achieve with our new Vengeance memory.'

The new look comes from a redesigned finned aluminium heatspreader, which Corsair claims helps the RAM reach new levels of performance when overclocked - much the same claims as OCZ made recently for its own redesigned Blade 2 RAM modules.

The 1.5V memory modules are available in sizes of up to 4GB and kits of up to 16GB, running at speeds of 1600MHz and timings of 9-9-9-24 or 8-8-8-24 depending on model. For those who prefer a higher starting point, Corsair has also confirmed an 8GB kit comprising two 4GB modules running at the faster speed of 1866MHz, 9-9-9-24.

The kits are slated to appear in resellers' inventories imminently, although at the moment there's no clue as to UK pricing. US pricing starts at $75 (around £48) for a single 4GB module and hits $306 (around £197) for the top-end 16GB quad-module kit.

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