We can say that with the advent of LGA1151 platform type DDR4 RAM came in a wide range of users. Up to this point, “four” remained the lot is not the most cost platform based on LGA2011. It was at the time of the announcement, we’ve got LGA1151 package RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2A2666C16, consisting of a pair of modules to operate in dual channel mode. This kit to this day perfectly fulfills its function within the test system, let me tell you about it in more detail.
Corsair Vengeance LPX came to us in a compact package: a cardboard stick, and invested in its blister. The packaging reflects the series, the volume, and set the frequency. Accurate labeling kit has information on the label, we got a set of two 4 GB modules with an operating frequency of 2666 MHz and timing CAS Latency 16. substation minimalist packaging found within just a couple of modules.
Modules Vengeance LPX located metal radiators, which are painted in black. According to the series page on Corsair website, there are other color variations: red, white, blue and cool gray. Of course, not all the colors available for each model, as for me, the black variation modules successfully fit into most builds. On the one hand in the central region of the radiator is logo series with another information sticker to the module description.
Radiators can be called a compact. They almost do not increase in height size modules. Thanks to this test during the set cooling systems at our stand, the questions were not compatible modules.
On the radiator there is a small transitions by type of edges in the upper part they create the effect of a monolithic radiator.
Radiators can be removed from the modules. To this end, as always, it is recommended to warm the plate hairdryer and slowly lift the radiator along the entire length, for example, a card or a ruler.
In our case, each module Corsair Vengeance LPX has eight chips with the SEC 501 BCPBK4A4G085WD marking. According to information found – it chips from Samsung with a base frequency in 2133. There is also a small chip EBFT 8942 storage module SPD in the central region.
The memory chips are located on one side of the PCB. And in contact with the heat sink using thermal pads are very tenacious. It is something similar to the double-sided tape.
The reverse side of the printed circuit board is also involved in cooling. For it is used fastening element slightly thicker. Radiator this part, I did not shoot too good contact area.
For bench tests, we used the following configuration.
Yes, for the tests we will use the system is based on the Intel Z170 set. To learn more about the modules here are a few screenshots of the information from the SPD, which was obtained by Thaiphoon Burner utility. In short, the module is wired extensive list of modes:
DDR4 – 16.0-15-15-36-50 @ 1066 MHz
There is one profile XMP. Personally, I activated it manually.
To start the test packets hit multiple modes selected: stock without including XMP, XMP profile directly, as well as the manual overclocking. By overclocking, no longer dance around the booth was able to run at the frequency set at 3067 MHz with timings XPM profile. To this end, a memory voltage was raised to 1.3V. Of course, you can go to the next factor, but it will have to raise the timings …
At the time of publication of the material for the kit Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2A2666C16, in the metropolitan retail, asked about 3400 rubles to 1700 per plate. In comparison with the other modules in the 2666 MHz price level it can be called adequate. However, if you add variations with a frequency higher, you can find modules, initially running at around 3000 MHz.
The advantages set CMK8GX4M2A2666C16 include extended warranty periods, the presence of radiators that have an adequate size, and does not interfere with the installation of large-sized cooling systems and at the same time have a good appearance. Next, we notice the extended list of SPD settings that sometimes you need to run not on the most advanced motherboards.