Corsair Infuses Some RGB Into Its VENGEANCE DDR4 Memory
Posted on March 22, 2017 12:18 PM by Rob Williams
If you’re looking to add a bit (or a lot) of bling to your PC, you sure don’t have to look far for appropriate product nowadays. Corsair itself offers a staggering number of RGB products, from keyboards to mice to chassis to even mousepads. And now? Some high-performance VENGEANCE DDR4 memory makes the list, perfect for spicing up that aging build, or building that brand-new one (Ryzen-based, perhaps?)
When we traversed hotel after hotel during January’s CES this year, we stumbled on a lot of RGB memory, but it all brought a caveat: the motherboard needs to support the standard for it to work. With Corsair’s VENGEANCE, the kit runs through the company’s Link system, allowing anyone to plug this into their build and take advantage of the eye candy.
Corsair ships these DIMMs with four lighting modes: static, rainbow, breathing, and color shift. As RGB components, you can customize the sticks to match the rest of your build, or make it contrast as much as possible to make it look ridiculous (there are no rules here).
A great use case this RGB memory offers is that the LEDs can change color based on temperatures throughout the system. If your CPU gets really toasty, for example, the DIMMs could turn from green to red. This would also be thanks to the Link tie-in, a system that lets users combine one Link product with any other – whether it be a CPU cooler, fan, or power supply.
Currently, Corsair is making two kits available: 2x8GB, and 4x8GB, both clocked at DDR4-3000. At Amazon, the 16GB kits are selling for $140 USD, while over at Newegg, the 32GB kit sells for $300. These prices are about $20 higher than non-RGB kits of the same frequency, or $15 more than Corsair’s VENGEANCE LED (non-RGB). So there’s a premium, but that was overwhelmingly suspected. Bling don’t always come cheap!