Corsair's Insanely Fast Vengeance Extreme RAM is Crazy Expensive

Paul Lilly

How much would you be willing to pay for an 8GB DDR3-3000MHz memory kit?

Give Corsair props for its new Vengeance Extreme 8GB dual-channel DDR3 memory kit consisting of two 4GB modules, which qualifies as the world's fastest rated PC memory at 3,000MHz. It also boasts latency settings of 12-14-14-36 at 1.65V, not bad for a kit of this caliber. Not fast enough? Corsair includes a Kingpin Cooling memory cooler for overclockers who want to use liquid nitrogen (LN2) to goose even faster frequencies out of these sticks. Let's talk price.

After you're done giving Corsair props for its new memory kit, you'll have to hand over a king's ransom if you want to roll like royalty -- $750 to be exact. That's $93.75 per gigabyte. Pick up your jaw, there are couple of reasons why this kit costs so much.

The first reason is that they're hand-built modules that undergo a rigorous internal four-stage screening process performed by Corsair engineers on select Intel Z77-based motherboards. Secondly, supply is "extremely limited." According to Corsair, fewer than one in 50 memory ICs have the chops to run at 3,000MHz.

"We are focused on helping enthusiasts and overclockers push the boundaries of PC performance," said Thi La , Senior VP and GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. "Our engineering team's hard work has led to new performance optimization techniques for memory, which we are pleased to debut in our new Vengeance Extreme memory."

The 8GB Corsair Vengeance Extreme is available now only an Corsair's website.

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