31 Oct, 2017   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews .  Corsair Vengeance AIRFLOW LPX DDR4 3600MHz Review

As PC technology is evolving, with latest increase in CPUs core counts and performance from both Intel and AMD, the DDR memory speeds and capacities are also increasing accordingly. All latest PC platforms runs DDR4 memory stock speed of somewhat close to 2144MHz and with overclocking these modules can reach higher memory speeds. Now a day’s almost all higher end memory modules comes with in-build overclocking settings i.e. XMP profiles reaching effective speeds of over 4200MHz without going into all the overclocking hassle and manual tweaking of memory settings.

Today we are reviewing one such high speed memory module kit from Corsair. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3600MHz C18 Memory Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B3600C18) with Corsair Vengeance Airflow, a memory cooling solution.

Let’s see what Corsair offers with this DDR4 kit.

Features

Compatibility tested across 100 Series motherboards for reliably fast performance - Part of our exhaustive testing process includes performance and compatibility testing on most every 100 Series motherboard on the market – and a few that aren’t.

Designed for high-performance overclocking - Each Vengeance LPX module is built from an eight-layer PCB and highly-screened memory ICs. The efficient heat spreader provides effective cooling to improve overclocking potential.

Pure aluminum heat spreader for faster heat dissipation and cooler operation - Overclocking overhead is limited by operating temperature. The unique design of the Vengeance LPX heat spreader optimally pulls heat away from the ICs and into your system’s cooling path, so you can push it harder. The heat spreader doesn’t just allow Vengeance LPX to run better… the aggressive yet refined form factor looks great in showcase systems.

XMP 2.0 support for trouble-free, automatic overclocking - Manually pushing your DRAM frequency can be a fun experiment, but sometimes you just want to get maximum performance without the hassle. Intel 100 Series-based motherboards support the new XMP 2.0 standard, and Vengeance LPX DRAM does, too. Turn it on, and it will automatically adjust to the fastest safe speed for your Vengeance LPX kit. You’ll get amazing, reliable performance without lockups or other strange behavior.

Low-profile design fits in smaller spaces - When the first Mini-ITX and Micro ATX motherboards for DDR4 are released, Vengeance LPX will be ready. The small form factor makes it ideal for smaller cases or any system where internal space is at a premium.

Available in multiple colors to match your motherboard or your system - The best high-performance systems look as good as they run. Vengeance LPX is available in several colors to match your motherboard, your other components, your case… or just your favorite color.

Kit includes Corsair Vengeance AIRFLOW, the memory cooling solution.- Vengeance Airflow is the memory cooling solution that’s custom engineered for Corsair Vengeance and Vengeance Pro Series memory. It snaps firmly in place, and the 60mm ball-bearing fan efficiently and quietly delivers cool air directly to your Vengeance memory modules. It’s an ideal accessory for your Vengeance memory, whether you want to get optimal overclocking results or you just want to help protect your investment. Each Vengeance Airflow kit includes a set of modular color accent covers in red, blue and silver so you can match it to your memory, or to your system.

Specifications

Package

Memory kit comes in a good card-box packing with product image on front and mentioning of kit's size and speed. Back of box have an overview about the product.

Inside the box

Along with the memory module the box also includes Vengeance Airflow cooling unit with mounting accessory and a fan speed reduction cable.

The fan speed reduction cable is used to lower the single 60mm ball bearing fan of Vengeance Airflow cooling unit. Without this speed reduction cable the 60mm fan runs at 3500RPM max. with up to 14.5 CFM of airflow resulting slight fan noise.

Looks

Unique and low profile design of the Vengeance LPX pure aluminum heat spreader optimally pulls heat away from the memory chips and the kit included the AIRFLOW cooling solution provides great headroom for overclocking. Available in multiple colors heat spreaders and fan shroud, the Vengeance LPX kits goes very well with any color theme build.

Aluminum heat spreader makes module low profile with 31mm of height, works well with large size CPU air cooling solutions.

RAM modules have a curve or difference in the height (approx 1mm) of the connection pads and PCB. Module is having extra height in the middle when compared with the both ends. This curve results in lowering the pressure on the modules while inserting them into the DIMM slots giving a smooth and easy RAM installation. Great job Corsair.

Testing

CPUIntel Core i7 6700K
Board ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Formula
RAM2 X 8GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600Mhz
SSD SAMSUNG 830 SSD
CoolerThermaltake Custom LCS
GFX GTX 1080
PSUThermaltake 1250W
DisplayAsus PB287Q
OSWindows 10

Benchmarks

For all testing, we have manually overclocked our i7-6700K up to 4.2GHz and compared at stock speed and at 3600MHz with XMP profile enable.

Stock speed

3600MHz

Pros

  • Low Profile
  • Aluminum Heat spreader
  • 3600MHz with XMP 2.0 Profile
  • Vengeance Airflow Cooler
  • Lifetime Warranty

Cons

  • Limited manual Overclocking

Conclusion

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3600MHz kit delivered excellent overall performance with easy XMP profile for 3600MHz. This kit is properly tuned for Intel 100 series of chipset and performed flawlessly at full 3600MHz speeds. Enabling XMP profile was very easy on my ASUS Maximus VIII Formula motherboard via AI Suite. All newer ASUS Z370 motherboards come with XMP profile enabled by default. So with newer boards this kit will run 3600Mhz out of the box.

At the conclusion, we found that the Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600MHz kit was rock stable at 3600Mhz and with a lifetime warranty this kit is recommended for all gaming and high performance pc build, worthy of our PC TeK Reviews Choice Award.

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