Corsair Announces Two New DDR4 Memory Lines: Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum
Corsair has announced the availability of two new product lines of high-speed DDR4 memory: Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum. Both lines use the new XMP 2.0 profile with support for the upcoming next-generation Intel X99 platforms and Intel Core i7 Haswell-E processors. DDR4 memory delivers twice the bandwidth as DDR3 with 2133 MT/s speeds while using a lot less power (1.2 volts compared to 1.5 and 1.65 volts), which in turn generates less heat. For now, DDR4 is limited to 8GB modules with a maximum of 32GB on standard four-slot motherboards, but by 2015, DDR4 will support 16GB modules with a maximum of 128GB on eight-slot motherboards.
The specifications for both the Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4 lines are as follows:
- Unbuffered DDR4 SDRAM in 288-pin DIMM
- Capacities at launch: 8GB (2x4GB), 16GB (4x4GB), 32GB (4x8GB) and 64GB (8x8GB)
- Speeds at launch: 2666MHz, 2800MHz, and 3000MHz
- Intel XMP 2.0 (Extreme Memory Profile) support
The Vengeance LPX line is "designed for high-performance overclocking with a low-profile heatspreader made of pure aluminum for faster heat dissipation" along with an eight-layer PCB to help manage heat. Kits are available in black, red, white, and blue.
The Dominator Platinum line, like its DDR3 brethren, "have a striking industrial design for good looks, patented DHX technology for cooler operation, user-swappable colored 'light pipes' for customizable downwash lighting, and Corsair Link compatibility for real-time temperature monitoring."
Both lines will be available worldwide at the end of August, and of course come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Source: Press Release