Review Roundup: Overclockable DDR4 Edition

 

Today’s review roundup is focused on DDR4. Now that they’ve had a chance to exist in the wild, reviewers have had time to play with our Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4 kits…and they liked what they saw. First blood was drawn stateside with TweakTown and Overclockers.com, and those reviews are in this earlier roundup. Today we’re expanding our net and tackling international coverage.

Before we visit the UK, a trip to Hardware Heaven sees our Vengeance LPX DDR4-2800 kit tested against competing kits and coming out the fastest.

That earned it a Recommended award.

Proclockers.com tested our more mainstream 2666MHz Vengeance LPX kit, but found that even that kit was able to hit 2900MHz with some coaxing.

The ability to go from fast to faster scored a Recommended award.

OCDrift.com tested our Dominator Platinum DDR4 at 2800MHz and just like Proclockers, they found there was still some gas in the tank as the kit took to 3000MHz C15 with ease. Keep reading and you’ll find this is a trend.

Starting with high performance and being able to go higher still earned the kit a Gold award.

Hexus.net used our Vengeance LPX DDR4-2800 kit exclusively in their review of Intel’s Haswell-E platform, then examined the kit on its own and handed off an “Approved” award in the process.

Overclock3D has spent an extensive amount of time with our Vengeance LPX kit as well, using it in their i7-5960X review and then featuring it in not one, not two, but three separate videos.

Continuing the trend, Hilbert Hagedoorn over at Guru3D also employed our Vengeance LPX for his maiden review of the Haswell-E platform.

Over at eurogamer.net, Richard Leadbetter saw fit to outfit his entire test platform for Haswell-E with Corsair kit. That includes an RM1000, an H105 to keep the i7-5960X frosty, and of course, Vengeance LPX DDR4. You can see that review here.

New friends over at Gaming Till Disconnected also came away happy with the Vengeance LPX kit; watch their video here.

As it turns out, even outside of English-speaking countries, Corsair DDR4 is the weapon of choice for maximizing performance and stability with Intel’s new platform. Those of you who don’t speak French may want to fire up Google Translate for this next set of reviews.

Reviewers from Clubic.com, Hardware.fr, 59Hardware, Ginjfo, Cowcotland, and multiple print publications all chose Corsair DDR4 for their X99 testbeds and Haswell-E CPU reviews.

The reviewer at OverClex who spent a little extra time with our Vengeance LPX 2800MHz DDR4 kit was pleasantly surprised to discover a little bit of Corsair’s secret sauce: our 2800MHz kit runs at 1.2V, but a secondary XMP profile will bump the voltage to 1.35V and the speed to a brisk 3000MHz C16. That turned out not even to be the limit: his kit went up to 3200MHz C15.

He gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

The reviewer at Overclocking Made in France also had a chance to play with our Vengeance LPX 2800MHz DDR4 kit, and just like his peer at OverClex, he was able to hit 3200MHz.

Another 4 out of 5 stars.

Finally, if you expand into the Nordic countries and elsewhere in Europe, you’ll see the same thing happening: reviewers sticking with reliable Corsair DDR4 for their X99 reviews and testing.

Swedish juggernauts Sweclockers used Vengeance LPX exclusively, as did Hardware.no and Tweak.dk. Likewise, over in Benelux, you’ll see the same choice at the incredibly popular Tweakers.net and especially Hardware.info, which used both Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4.

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