Corsair Vengeance Pro Series 2x4GB DDR3-2933 CL12 1.65V Review
Published by Sam on 03.01.14 (21953 reads)
Today, we are going to take a look at the 2933C12 version of Vengeance Pro, which is currently the fastest memory kit on Corsair’s pricelist. This makes us expect some serious high-end modules and we're quite curious to see what Corsair has up in it's sleeve with this kit.
A good thing about being one of the market leaders is reputation and hype that come along. Use this things clever enough and you will be able to get away with borderline ridiculous pricetags, as was demonstrated by Corsair multiple times in the past, with DDR3-3000 version of Vengeance Extreme being the most recent example.
Of course, you can’t expect such offers to last forever. After the limited production run of Vengeance Extreme had ended, a gap had to be filled. Meant for this purpose, the 2800C12 version of Vengeance Pro came out last autumn. But as, at the time, all the big players already had faster kits on offer, Corsair had to follow it up by a faster 2933C12 model.
Even though the 1.65V is not the maximum voltage modern memory can easily survive nor this specific value can be found in any of Intel’s recent whitepapers, all the major memory makers just keep sticking to this five-year-old standard even on their top offerings. As a consequence, the rated timings have to be kept relatively loose. CL12 rating of these Vengeance Pro serves as a fine example since 12-14-14 is roughly as tight as specs ever go at DDR3-2933 given just 1.65V.
We will see whether these numbers can be improved on page four of this article, but for now let’s establish eye to eye contact with the test subject.