Very few things in the PC world are as enduring as DDR3 memory which is still the standard for desktop use for more than half a decade now. All that time has been used to fine tune and achieve remarkably high clock speeds within the same voltage parameters and many manufacturers have saturated the market with various offerings. The most enticing kits available are of course the ones that are priced competitively and offer flexible overclockability so users can maximize the value of their memory kit purchase.
Excellent value and overclockability were two factors that made Corsair’s Vengeance memory kits very popular amongst gamers when it first hit the market. Corsair is synonymous with quality RAM modules and their Dominator line is a popular choice for enthusiasts but it is out of reach price-wise for most mainstream users. Meanwhile, Corsair's Vengeance memory modules were a nice alternative to their basic XMS3 modules and offered some overclocking headroom at a mainstream price point. Coinciding with the release of Intel’s 4th generation Core processors, Corsair is introducing a new Vengeance Pro series of memory kits which will be available in 1600MHz all the way to 2933MHz speeds.
The Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz memory kit is optimized for use with the Intel Haswell processor and is also compatible with Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge platforms. The Vengeance Pro memory kit updates the heat spreader design of the original Vengeance memory modules slightly with the addition of a colored accent clip. These Vengeance Pro accent clip serve as additional structural support while handling and installing modules onto the mainboard. Measuring 135mm x 44mm x 6mm, the Corsair Vengeance Pro memory modules are available in a variety of colors including gold, silver, blue, red and black. As with all current Corsair memory modules, the Corsair Vengeance Pro series is XMP 1.3 compatible and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
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