Last month, G.Skill managed to achieve a record breaking 32GB (4x8GB) kit at a cool 4,266MHz. Just four weeks later, Corsair has managed to do one better, with its newest kit running a world-first 4,333MHz.
The new Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4-4333MHz memory kit, codenamed CMK32GX4M4K4333C19, is built with the same ultra-high performance Samsung B-die DDR4 ICs as its competitors, running an aggressive CL19-26-26-46 timings at 1.5V. The kit is fully XMP 2.0 compliant, boiling down this record-setting performance to a single BIOS setting.
The tests were conducted with the kit running in dual-channel on an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X hero motherboard, paired with an Intel Core i5-8600K processor. Intel’s Z370 chipset is what made achieving the record 4,333MHz speed possible, but the added validation of the MemTest showcases that it is consistently effective for the new kit.
While Corsair do produce a range of memory to cater to different user needs, this record-breaking speed is confined to its DDR4 LPX series with a potential to eventually make its way over to the Vengeance RGB or premium Dominator Platinum series. For the time being, however, overclock enthusiasts are the target market for Corsair’s high-capacity, high-frequency RAM.
The Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-4333MHz RAM will be available in December from Corsair’s website and possibly additional authorised retailers, backed by the same lifetime limited warranty that the other Vengeance LPX kits boast. Unfortunately, if RGB is more your thing, it might be worth sacrificing 67MHz and sticking with G.Skill’s Trident Z RGB.
KitGuru Says: Competition breeds innovation, meaning we just keep getting faster and faster kits. Hopefully this will drive the price of enthusiast memory down quite quickly, although I am sure this already surpasses my motherboard’s limitation. Does the new Corsair RAM interest you?