Corsair on Thursday announced two fresh Vengeance LPX memory kits that set new performance records for the product family. The new dual-channel memory kits are intended for Intel’s Kaby Lake-X CPUs and Intel’s X299 platforms, and they operate at DDR4-4500 and DDR4-4600 MT/s data transfer rates and require over 1.4 V.

Corsair’s new fastest-ever DDR4 memory kits have a combined capacity of 16 GB and are rated for DDR4-4500 with CL19-19-19-39 timings at 1.45 V and for DDR4-4600 at CL19 26-26-46 at 1.5 V. Corsair verified stable performance of its DIMMs at transfer rates well beyond those recommended by JEDEC using an Intel Kaby Lake-X CPU and ASRock’s X299 OC Formula motherboard. The OC Formula motherboard only runs at one DIMM per channel (vs. 2 DPC on most X299 mainboards) in a bid to guarantee a  “cleaner” data path and stable power supply to maximize overclocking potential for DRAM. Given the increased speeds and required overvoltage over the standard, the quality of the motherboard DRAM VRM becomes crucial for stability in case of DDR4-4500 and DDR4-4600 modules. For the same reason, Corsair does not equip its ultra-fast Vengeance LPX DIMMs with RGB LEDs because they may affect power supply and stability.

The new Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-4500 and DDR4-4600 memory kits are based on Samsung’s B-die, produced using 20 nm process technology. These memory ICs have been used by makers of leading-edge DDR4 memory modules (Corsair, G.Skill, GeIL, etc.) for a couple of years and by now they all know what to expect from these devices even in extreme conditions, such as operation with a 20 or 25% overvoltage.

The new Vengeance LPX memory modules from Corsair come with regular black aluminum heat spreaders that work well with all types of CPU coolers. The embedded XMP 2.0 SPD settings to make it easy for end users to set up correct timings and sub-timings.

Corsair's 'Extreme' Vengeance LPX Memory for Intel's X299 Platform
Speed CL Timing Voltage Kit Capacity P/N
DDR4-4500 CL19 19-19-39 1.45 V 2×8 GB 16 GB CMK16GX4M2F4500C19
DDR4-4600 CL19 23-23-43 1.5 V CMK16GX4M2F4600C19

Corsair’s new Vengeance LPX 16 GB (8 GB×2) DDR4-4500 and DDR4-4600 kits are going to hit the market in the coming days, and they are going to be expensive. The DDR4-4500 kit will retail at $479.99, whereas the DDR4-4600 kit will retail for $549.99.

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  • hansmuff - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    3 times the price of 3200MHz LPX.. w-o-w. Looking forward to a review to show how much gain this brings. I assume this is for the person who has everything or is trying to reach benchmark records.
  • HollyDOL - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    Come on, everybody can tell the difference between 143 and 144 fps... on 60Hz screen ;-)
  • bill.rookard - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    Now if only we could get our Ryzen systems up to that level. :-/
  • Oxford Guy - Monday, September 25, 2017 - link

    Don't worry. Anandtech downclocked 3000 rated RAM for Ryzen. Just because.
  • Ej24 - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    Intel cpu's don't really even benefit beyond a certain point anyway. At least in the DDR3 days you'd actually see some programs and games perform worse at DDR3-2400 versus DDR3-2133. Any gains in performance with DDR4 seem to top out at 3600mhz. Paying for anything faster is just lighting money on fire with the current generation of CPU's and architectures. Maybe we'll see faster RAM benefit Ryzen 2 or maybe Cannon Lake (or what ever is after Coffee Lake).
  • Slaveguy - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    Don't make me bring out my teeth-busting hammer

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