Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000 MHz DDR4 Review
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
The 32GB kit performed very well, it is a little behind the other kits we’ve tested, but they’re hardly low-end kits themselves. OF course, this is a much bigger memory kit than the others tested, and being the only 32GB kit here, it’s a tradeoff of capacity for a little performance.
Interestingly, pushing the memory to overclock up to 3333 MHz tightened up the difference nicely. Corsair is still below the other kits tested, but by a much smaller margin.
Things are looking better when it comes to bandwidth, with the Vengeance delivering excellent scores in all three tests.
However, we see it improve significantly in our overclocked tests. Now the kit is actually in second place for Write performance, and there are noticeable gains in both read and copy performance also.
Latency is a little higher on this kit. However, this is again due to it being the only 4 x 8GB kit we’ve tested on this test bench so far.
Overclocking did narrow the margin further, bringing the latency under 60ns, which is certainly more desirable.
SiSoft performance is excellent too, putting the Vengeance very close to the top. It’s only 1GB/s slower in Integer performance than the faster Ridgeback memory, which is very impressive.
Showing the benefit of overclocking, the Vengeance leaps into first place, beating all scores in Aggregate, Integer, and Float.
The WPrime scores are quite low at stock speeds, although that’s still not a bad score, the other kits are faster.
What a shock, clocking the memory to 3333 MHz tightened up performance again! The kit is now right in the middle, bringing the time down to a very respectable 5.473.
3DMark Fire Strike
The same issue again, lagging behind at stock.
However, put those overclocks on and it’s way more competitive.