Corsair last week started to sell its first Vengeance RGB memory modules, equipped with full sets of RGB LEDs that can change their colors using OS software. Right now Corsair offers DDR4-2666 and DDR4-3000 modules, but eventually we expect the Vengeance RGB lineup will be expanded.

Just like other Vengeance memory modules, the Vengeance RGB DIMMs are based on Corsair’s custom PCBs as well as preselected ICs. The modules come with aluminum heat spreaders featuring RGB LEDs that can change colors dynamically using the Corsair Link software, allowing users to synchronize colors of RGB lighting of their DIMMs and specific motherboard brands. Lighting of each module can be controlled separately as well. The lighting of the Vengeance RGB can also be controlled using GIGABYTE’s RGB Fusion app and Corsair states that eventually other producers of LED-controlling software are expected to follow.

At first, Corsair will offer 16 GB dual-channel as well as 32 GB and 64 GB quad-channel Vengeance RGB kits consisting of two, four and eight 8 GB modules (they are based on 8 Gb DDR4 ICs), respectively. The DIMMs are rated to run at 2666 MT/s with CL16 18-18-35 timings and at 3000 MT/s with CL15 17-17-35 latencies. The DDR4-2666 modules feature 1.2 V power supply, whereas the DDR4-3000 DIMMs require the higher DDR4 standard of 1.35 V.

Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 DIMMs and Kits
Data rate Latency Kit Capacity Modules Voltage Part Number Launch Price
2666 MT/s CL16 18-18-35 16 GB 2x8GB 1.2 V CMR16GX4M2A2666C16 $194.99
32 GB 4x8GB CMR32GX4M4A2666C16 $384.99
64 GB 8x8GB CMR64GX4M8A2666C16 $764.99
3000 MT/s CL15 17-17-35 16 GB 2x8GB 1.35 V CMR16GX4M2C3000C15 $199.99
32 GB 4x8GB CMR32GX4M4C3000C15 $389.99

At present, Corsair’s Vengeance RGB memory modules are equipped with XMP 2.0-compatible profiles, optimized for Intel X99, Z170 and Z270 platforms. Eventually Corsair plans to expand the lineup with something faster than DDR4-3000. In addition, Corsair intends to announce AMD Ryzen-compatible Vengeance RGB DIMMs as well “soon”, but the company does not disclose timeframes or specifications of the upcoming products.

It is noteworthy that the non-RGB based Vengeance monochromatic LED modules announced last year are now available at up to 3466 MT/s.

Prices of Corsair’s Vengeance RGB DRAM kits depend on specifications and capacity. Memory chips have risen in price compared to a year ago, and on top of this, companies like Corsair will charge a premium for customizable RGB lighting. 

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  • Drumsticks - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - link

    I almost bought a pair of the Vengeance LEDs in White a month ago. I don't really want a bunch of Red lights flashing at me, but I don't mind some white LEDs giving some illumination to the rest of my parts. But allegedly according to most of the reviews I could find, the only option was a "breathing" light option instead of static illumination. Any idea if that has changed with these? Reply
  • dcianf - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - link

    I just installed a set of white Vengeance sticks last night. If you install the Corsair Link software you can change it from Breathing to Static. They look awesome. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - link

    I'm disappointed that there isn't a RGB SODIMM kit yet. As I've mentioned before, that'd be a great way to justify using a laptop without its RAM door or bottom panel attached (or a reason to use it with the keyboard removed it memory slots are on the top of the chassis) so the RGB glow is cast on the surface of the desk/table/etc the laptop is sitting on which will make it go faster because it would appear to be levitating on a pillow of Corsair Vengeance SODIMM light. Reply
  • MajGenRelativity - Saturday, April 01, 2017 - link

    That would look good. I don't know if I would buy it, but it would look good Reply
  • HollyDOL - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - link

    Can you turn off that 'red light area' :p ? Seems like in a couple of years there won't be high-perf components without LED circus at all. Sadly... Reply
  • Lolimaster - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - link

    It's funny how 2x16GB are basically dinosaurs. Gotta hate the smartphone market. Reply
  • fanofanand - Monday, April 03, 2017 - link

    Dinosaurs ruled the earth for hundreds of millions of years before becoming extinct. 2x16 kits are certainly not prevalent, so I'm unable to figure out what exactly your analogy was supposed to mean. Reply
  • svan1971 - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - link

    GSkills have a lower cas 16, a lower price $321.99 for 32GB, and they look better. Reply
  • Xanavi - Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - link

    I'd be interested to know how these communicate to software over the DIMM slots. Reply

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