Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4-3000C15 32GB Review


Published by Marc Büchel on 18.08.17
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Test Setup

In order to thoroughly test memory as well as memory kits, we're making use of Intels Haswell-E platform in combination with a highly binned Core i7-6950X CPU. This allows use to drive memory at highest possible frequencies and therefore do proper scaling tests. Different memory chips (ICs) have different sweet spots in the case of primary timings, which is why we're altering CAS latency, tRCD, tRP as well as tRAS. Overall we build five different presets, which - as explained - can be different from IC to IC used on a memory module. Other than that we're also changing DRAM voltages, wheras we're setting 1.20V, 1.35V and 1.50V. There are actually reasons why we're using these voltages. 1.20V is the standard voltage for DDR4 memory. 1.35V on DDR4 is used in case of slight overclocking and with 1.50V you can push the module by quite a bit. Last but not least it remains to be explained how we find out whether a certain setting is stable or not. For that purpose we're running HyperPi.

Motherboard ASUS Rampage V Edition 10
CPU Intel Core i7-6950X
Graphic card ASUS GTX 980
Memory CMK16GX4M4A3200C16PK
SSD Samsung 845DC EVO 960GB
PSU Seasonic Platinum 660 Watts
OS Windows 10, 64 bit


Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - Closer Look
Page 3 - Photo Gallery
Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 5 - Voltage/Latency scaling tests
Page 6 - Conclusion




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