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Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 32GB Review



For a long while, this Corsair CMK32GX4M4A2666C15 model was the undisputed performance champion among 32GB DDR4 memory kits. Today, there are higher clocked products available, some even reaching the vaunted DDR4-3000 mark, but as you might expect they are exceedingly price prohibitive. You can now buy DDR4-2800 kits for about the same price as this one, but there’s not much logic in doing so since they have equal voltage requirements but looser timings than this kit does via its “secret” DDR4-2800 XMP profile.

Furthermore, if our overclocking results are in any way typical, thanks to the use of excellent Hynix MFR ICs you should have no problems matching even the fastest kits on the market with a little voltage bump, and at two-thirds the price. Indeed, we had high hopes that this Vengeance LPX would have some decent overclocking headroom, and we were not disappointed with DDR4-3004 15-15-15-2T. DDR4-2854 14-14-14-1T, DDR4-2672 13-13-13-1T, and DDR4-2470 12-12-12-1T were also excellent results, once again demonstrating the solid timings versatility of the Hynix chips.

We have also grown to be fans of the Vengeance LPX heatspreaders. With their low profile design – both in terms of height and aesthetics – these modules fit and look good on every X99 motherboard that’s come across our test bench thus far. And if you do encounter any issues, Corsair has a terrific online user forum, great customer service, and of course the lifetime warranty.

Overall, this Corsair Vengeance LPX model hits all the right marks for someone looking for an enthusiast-oriented 32GB memory kit. It’s not in the same price category as the similarly sized but run-of-the-mill Crucial DDR4-2133 that we reviewed a while back, but it is a hell of a lot better looking and more capable across the board. What you are getting here is a large DDR4-2666 kit that’s actually a DDR4-2800 kit, and one that uses the best memory chips on the market to great effect. A furry thumbs up.

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