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Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion app will let you control Corsair’s new Vengeance RGB memory modules

By Koh Wanzi - on 22 Mar 2017, 6:18pm

Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion app will let you control Corsair’s new Vengeance RGB memory modules

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Corsair has announced its new DDR4 Vengeance RGB memory modules, joining G.Skill and GeIL in offering some extra LED goodness to system builders.

However, GeIL’s Evo X RGB modules actually required external power from a separate two-pin fan cable or four-pin power connector. G.Skill’s Trident Z RGB sticks were thus a lot more convenient because they did not need any additional wiring, and we’re happy to report that neither does Corsair’s new Vengeance RGB memory.

Each memory module can display just one color at any moment, but it supports four different dynamic lighting modes, including a static color, breathing, color shifting, and a rainbow that flows across all the modules.

Lighting control is done through the Corsair Link software, which is also used to control lighting for Corsair’s RGB case fans and liquid coolers. Third-party motherboards with compatible software can also be used to control the lighting effects, and Gigabyte is the first to offer support with its RGB Fusion app. This allows you to synchronize the motherboard and memory lighting with each other, and support from other board makers is coming soon.

The Vengeance RGB memory comes in at 8GB per stick and are available at 2,666MHz with CL16 timings and 3,000MHz with CL15 timings. There aren’t a ton of configurations, and these are definitely not the speediest modules around, but they’re definitely adequate for most uses.

According to Corsair, the Vengeance RGB modules are suitable for both Intel Z270 and X99 platforms, and official support for AMD Ryzen is in the works. 

Corsair is making the new memory available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB kits. Prices start at US$155 for the 16GB 3,000MHz CL15 kit and range up to US$680 for the 2,666MHz CL16 64GB kit. Oddly enough, the 2,666MHz kits look to be pricier than their 3,000MHz counterparts.

Source: Corsair

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