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DDR4 Round-Up: Corsair, G.SKILL, Kingston, PNY, Predator Tested

Next we are looking at the Vengeance RGB RT – a new set of the incredibly popular Vengeance-based modules recently released by Corsair.

The rated speed is 3600MHz supporting XMP, timings are 18-22-22-42 at 1.35V, and the 32GB set is 4x8GB making each module single-rank but in a quad-DIMM configuration.

Much to our surprise – given the lax rated timings – these modules in our sample are actually reported as Samsung B-die ICs in Thaiphoon Burner.

But I am absolutely NOT confident in the accuracy of that suggested specification – the timings, performance, and tolerance for overclocking do not stack up to B-die levels. Do not be mistaken into thinking that these are B-die level modules – they are not, based on our testing.

Corsair also includes a module temperature sensor which is nice to see for monitoring geeks like myself.

In terms of styling, Corsair has hit it out of the park once again. We have the RGB RT white version and the contrast between the dark and light areas of the aluminium heatspreaders is very well done in our opinion.

The plastic diffuser pipe does a superb job at smoothing the colour transitions within the ten-zone RGB lighting system. And the LEDs themselves are very bright without being overpowering… thanks again to that diffuser.

As is expected, LED control is managed through Corsair’s own iCUE ecosystem.

This is a superb implementation at this point and has many settings and functions that simply do not exist on competing motherboard vendors suites. Of course, the caveat is that it is another piece of software to install if you don’t already have other Corsair hardware.

At around 45mm tall, Corsair keeps height to a sensible level. These sticks are about the same height as the Vengeance RGB Pro SL sticks and are notably shorter than the original Vengeance RGB Pro modules.

This continued push for sensible height – alongside superb aesthetics – is a design motive that we like from Corsair.

UK pricing according to the Corsair website is £199.99 for our specific test kit, though Scan is a bit cheaper at £186 currently. US pricing is $210 on Newegg.

  • Model Number: CMN32GX4M4Z3600C18W
  • Capacity: 32GB (4x 8GB)
  • Rated Frequency: DDR4-3600MHz
  • Rated Timings: 18-22-22-42
  • Voltage: 1.35V
  • Format: Non-ECC Unbuffered 288-pin DIMM

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