Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro Review


Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB 3200MHz Kit


The Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro memory kits are one of those glorious things that ticks every box of 'want' and is extremely easy to summarise.

Memory is, by its very nature, the part of our system that most people pay the least attention to. The majority of people when budgeting their system go all in on the best graphics and CPU they can afford, pick a motherboard that has the features and looks they desire, and then see what is left in the budget for memory. The choice after that seems simple enough in that you either buy smaller capacity fast memory, or large capacity slower memory. Maybe neither if a manufacturer produces a kit which looks the part and aesthetics are your primary consideration.

That viewpoint is one we don't really subscribe to here at OC3D. More than almost anything this side of an SSD failure, memory is the part of your system that can cause you the most issues. One slightly faulty chip from a pair of DIMMs and you'll be seeing more blue screens than someone who went along to a Derek Jarman film presentation. Although the responsiveness of SSDs means that running out of memory to the point your operating system has to use the pagefile isn't the problem it used to be, having everything in memory helps keep your system snappy. Equally whilst you don't get the same level of benefits from faster memory as you do with a quicker processor or better graphics card, a 2133 MHz setup isn't a patch on a memory kit which breaks into the 3 GHz range.

With the Vengeance RGB Pro all of those balances and compromises are eliminated. It is only available in "big" and "bigger" capacities, whilst even the cheapest, slowest kit is still plenty fast. The top end kit is ridiculously quick. Okay there is a price to pay, but how often do you upgrade your memory in comparison to your other components? You could buy a DDR4 kit at the beginning of its technological life span and know that it will come along with you for multiple future builds, much in the same way that many of us had one trusty DDR3 kit that ended up in four or five towers. So if you accept that a small increase in purchase price at the beginning will pay off in terms of longevity, why not go for a memory setup such as that you receive with the Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro? 

Unquestionably the main event is the lighting. It is bright enough to light up the majority of your internals, richly saturated enough to handle almost any colour you can throw at it, and flexible enough to put on a dazzling display. The Vengeance RGB Pro supports multiple configurations and is probably the closest match to the lighting options on a modern keyboard such as the K75 as anything else on the market. You can do sweeps, pulses, strobing, colour cycling, the full monty. With the white heatspreaders as a clean backdrop the world truly is your oyster, and the capacity and speed options only sweeten the dish.

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB 3200MHz Kit  

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Most Recent Comments

27-06-2018, 08:13:50

Just watched the video and like I posted on YT they look the nads and if I could I'd buy the white ones myselfQuote

28-06-2018, 07:47:07

Nice conclusion, Tom! Especially the part about longevity.
I'm still using DDR3 and I kind of wanna wait for DDR5 until I upgrade.

414,99 Pounds is just a LITTLE bit over the top That's 469,75€... I payed only 50 bucks more for my GPU, so big naynay. I guess that price is for the 64GB kit, though?Quote

28-06-2018, 13:23:31

RGB lighting has quickly become the dominant trait in almost every piece of hardware we review.
yeah how sad is that when this is the only "innovation".

i have no idea.... lets glue some RGB on it. kids love it.

I guess that price is for the 64GB kit, though

LOL.... 32 GB cost over 400 euro on amazon germany.Quote

29-06-2018, 04:16:56

Originally Posted by Gothmoth View Post
LOL.... 32 GB cost over 400 euro on amazon germany.
LOL JUST CHECKED IT! 4 x 8GB @ 3600 MHz cost 489,85 EUR ??!?!?!??!Quote

29-06-2018, 05:50:21

Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
LOL JUST CHECKED IT! 4 x 8GB @ 3600 MHz cost 489,85 EUR ??!?!?!??!
And sadly there are some with no sense who will pay that price.Quote

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