There are some occasions in the PC component market when it is just about bragging rights. Corsair has been working hard testing the tolerance of memory ICs to created the world’s fastest memory kit… and they have succeeded. The Corsair Vengeance Extreme, a 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) kit at 3000 MHz, will be available starting this month.

You read that correctly. The Corsair Vengeance Extreme is clocked at 3000 MHz with 12-14-14-36 latency at 1.65 volts. The memory modules may look a lot like other Corsair memory, but don’t let the low profile heatspreader fool you.

To achieve this Corsair hand-picked tested ICs where only 1 in 50 ICs passed. While being the fastest rated RAM in the world is great, the $749.99 price tag is very intimidating. If you need the best memory ICs for LN2 (liquid nitrogen) memory speed record-breaking, then you can find this kit only at Corsair’s webpage.

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Corsair Unleashes Vengeance Extreme, the World’s Fastest Rated PC Memory Kits

– New Corsair Vengeance Extreme Memory Kits, The World’s First Rated at 3000 MHz –

March 14, 2013 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced new Vengeance® Extreme 8GB dual-channel DDR3 memory kits rated at 3000 MHz, the world’s fastest rated production PC memory kits. Fitted with low profile “racing red” heat spreaders, the new 2 x 4 GB memory kits operate at 3000 MHz air-cooled, with latency settings of 12-14-14-36, at 1.65V. A Kingpin Cooling memory cooler is included for overclockers who want to use LN2 (liquid nitrogen) to reach memory speeds well beyond 3000 MHz.

The extreme-speed 3000 MHz rating of the Vengeance Extreme memory kits is the result of a rigorous internal four-stage hand-screening process performed by Corsair engineers. This process is passed by fewer than one in 50 memory ICs. Performance qualification is performed on select Intel® Z77 based motherboards, including the ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE and ASRock Z77 OC Formula. To hit their rated speeds, the modules require a 3rd Generation Intel Core™ unlocked processor with an Integrated Memory Controller capable of running 3000 MHz.

“We are focused on helping enthusiasts and overclockers push the boundaries of PC performance,” said Thi La, Senior VP and GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. “Our engineering team’s hard work has led to new performance optimization techniques for memory, which we are pleased to debut in our new Vengeance Extreme memory.”

Pricing and Availability

The Vengeance Extreme 3000 MHz 8GB memory kits are priced at $749.99 USD and will be available exclusively from in March. Quantities of these hand-built modules will be extremely limited.

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