Corsair on Monday introduced its latest family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts and modders. The Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 DIMMs bring together rather high performance and style: they are rated for up to DDR4-4000 and they use brand-new heat spreader with a lightbar that features 10 RGB LEDs, the highest number of diodes that we have seen in a memory module so far.

Corsair’s Vengeance RGB Pro family of products initially includes about a dozen of 16 GB and 32 GB kits for dual-channel and quad-channel memory sub-systems speced for operation at 2666 MT/s – 4000 MTs data transfer rates at 1.35 V (see detailed information in a table below). The modules are based on various cherry-picked DRAM chips and use Corsair’s PCB for RGB LED-equipped memory modules (featuring traces for LED controls). As with all enthusiast-class modules, the new DIMMs come with XMP 2.0 SPD profiles for easier setting up on contemporary Intel platforms. As for compatibility with AMD Ryzen platforms, the modules that run at up to DDR4-3200 will work in such systems without problems, whereas for higher speeds additional tweaking and cooling may be required.

The Vengeance RGB Pro modules are equipped with all-new black or white aluminum heat spreaders as well as custom light bars with 10 RGB LEDs controllable using Corsair’s iCUE software. Meanwhile, the heat spreaders and lightbars are rather tall, so compatibility of the Vengeance RGB Pro with SFF systems or with PCs that use large air coolers is something that remains to be seen.

Corsair plans to make the new modules available in the U.S. in the coming weeks or months. Exact pricing will be announced separately, but considering the fact that the Vengeance RGB Pro kits are positioned above the original Vengeance RGB, it is clear that the new memory kits will be sold at a premium.

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 Kits
Data rate Latency Kit Capacity Modules Voltage Heat Spreader Launch Price
*2666 MT/s CL16 18-18-35 16 GB 2 × 8 GB 1.2 V Black
White
 
32 GB 4 × 8 GB Black
White
 
3000 MT/s CL15 17-17-35 16 GB 2 × 8 GB 1.35 V Black
White
 
32 GB 4 × 8 GB Black
White
 
**3200 MT/s CL16 18-18-36 16 GB 2 × 8 GB Black
White
 
32 GB 4 × 8 GB Black
White
 
3333 MT/s CL16 18-18-36 16 GB 2 × 8 GB Black
White
 
32 GB 4 × 8 GB Black
White
 
*3466 MT/s CL16 18-18-36 16 GB 2 × 8 GB Black
White
 
32 GB 4 × 8 GB Black
White
 
**3600 MT/s CL18 19-19-39 16 GB 2 × 8 GB Black
White
 
32 GB 4 × 8 GB Black
White
 
**4000 MT/s CL19 23-23-45 16 GB 2 × 8 GB Black
White
 

** Officially mentioned in the table from Corsair's pre-release
*Disclosed during a conversation afterwards

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  • PeachNCream - Monday, June 04, 2018 - link

    It's getting a lot more difficult to find memory with decent specs that doesn't have a gaudy, functionally-pointless set of heat spreaders between which is crammed a translucent bit of acrylic atop a set of "mandatory for high-performance" LEDs. I want fast, low-latency memory, but I don't want to compete with one of Miley Cyrus' stage performances when it comes to lighting. My RAM should not look like said singer as she straddles a wrecking ball or licks a sledgehammer with that awful, dirty, dangling tongue. Reply
  • r3loaded - Monday, June 04, 2018 - link

    The cheesy design is there to distract customers from the fact that price-fixing by DRAM manufactures have kept the prices of memory modules really high. Reply
  • Dragonstongue - Monday, June 04, 2018 - link

    could not agree more, these look "almost like" the G Skill ones, but they are way more fugly in comparison.....Vengeance indeed, Vengeance against something that actually looks tasteful and inspired, and Vengeance against ensuring it is of a reasonable cost.

    To each own, the only RGB or whatever that I have ever seen that was actually done insanely well was a computer case from inwin the 805 Infinity, that was some pretty nifty way of doing things and there were some case fans from Enermax or Akasa (vegas ones)

    I very much agree with you however, the RGB/LED that these companies use is gaudy as hell often enough the color produced is not every consistent either which makes it that much worse.
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  • Alistair - Monday, June 04, 2018 - link

    I personally think RGB memory is perfect. The perfect amount of RGB for a computer (I don't use RGB or lighting on anything else).

    Corsair is still using sub standard memory sticks though. I want G.skill 3200 Cas 14 in a Corsair module.
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