By Dustin Sklavos
VENGEANCE® LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz C16 Memory Kit - Red LED
CORSAIR VENGEANCE LED Series™ DDR4 memory modules are designed to provide a unique look with vibrant LEDs, bold color accents and a precision engineered light bar. Created specifically to pair with the design themes of mid-range and high-end motherboards and other PC gaming components.
Compatible with CORSAIR iCUE
Stunning LED lighting and superior overclocking, all-in-one.
Whether you're upgrading a system, building an ultra-fast gaming rig, or attempting to break overclocking world records, CORSAIR memory will exceed your expectations. Welcome VENGEANCE LED to the family.
Designed for High-Performance Overclocking
Each module is built using a custom performance PCB for better signaling, and carefully screened ICs for superior overclocking and reliability on latest DDR4 systems. Preconfigured XMP 2.0 profiles allow for automatic, reliable overclocking.
Vibrant LED lighting
Unique color options and custom LED lighting to complement the style of your system.
Built-in heat spreaders
Ensures proper cooling and improves thermal conductivity.
Limited lifetime warranty
Reliability and peace of mind.
Custom performance PCB and carefully screened RAM
Superior overclocking potential.
Maximum bandwidth and tight response time
Optimized on the latest DDR4 systems.
Supports XMP 2.0
Automatically selects the maximum reliable overclocking settings for the best possible performance and stability.
Match your system
Available in red, blue or white LED to personalize your system the way you want.
PUT YOUR LED TO WORK WITH CORSAIR iCUE
Compatible with Windows Intel® and AMD DDR4 systems, CORSAIR iCUE can make your LED work for you. Use the power of iCUE to create custom temperature alerts, changing the light mode of each memory module’s LED for a performance read at a glance. For even more control, CORSAIR iCUE’s wire-free software integration can monitor a variety of CORSAIR components from case fans to our top of the line Hydro Series liquid coolers.
Intelligent Control. Unlimited Possibilities.
CORSAIR iCUE software brings your system to life with dynamic RGB lighting control, synchronized across all your iCUE compatible products, including memory, fans, RGB LED light strips, keyboards, mice and more.
Why do we need DDR4?
There are four major reasons why DDR4 is set to replace DDR3: it's capable of hitting faster speeds, it's capable of hitting higher densities (16GB DIMMs are expected in 2015), it has improved error correction built into the baseline specification, and it consumes less power for equivalent or better performance than DDR3. In short, while DDR3 is butting up against its limitations today, DDR4 still has a tremendous amount of room to scale.
Does DDR4 have XMP?
Yes! We have been working hard with all major motherboard vendors to ensure compatibility with our high speed DDR4 memory, and that includes XMP. DDR4 employs a new specification, XMP 2.0, while DDR3 remains on XMP 1.3.
How does XMP work on DDR4?
Very similarly to DDR3, but with some caveats. For starters, Haswell-E tops out at a 2666MHz memory strap, which is very low for what DDR4 can do. Since XMP specifies speeds in excess of 2666MHz, your motherboard BIOS has to compensate somehow. Typically, when XMP tells the motherboard to use a higher memory speed than 2666MHz, the motherboard BIOS will bump the BClk strap from 100MHz to 125MHz. That's normal, but that change will also increase the clock speed of the CPU itself; a well-designed BIOS will compensate and bring the CPU clock speed in line.
Where can I learn more about DDR4?
Why am I encountering stability issues with XMP?
While we've been working around the clock with motherboard vendors to maximize compatibility and performance, these technologies are all very new. If you have trouble with stability using either XMP profile, we recommend either manually entering the speed and timings the DDR4 is rated for or running your memory at its default speeds until your motherboard vendor provides a BIOS update to improve stability.
Why are there two XMP profiles on my Corsair DDR4?
What's the difference between Dominator Platinum DDR4 and Vengeance LPX DDR4?
Is DDR4 backwards compatible with DDR3?
Is DDR4 slower than DDR3?
What can we expect from DDR4 in the future?
We're launching DDR4 at up to 3000MHz speeds and 8GB per stick densities, but that's just this year alone. DDR4 is expected to hit 16GB densities in 2015, allowing your X99 motherboard to support a staggering 128GB of memory (provided it has eight memory slots). In short, it's gonna get bigger, and it's gonna get faster.