If given the choice between less memory with higher speeds, or more memory, with lower speeds, I tend to go with the latter. Not that there's anything wrong with having speedy memory modules. It's just that when you're someone, like myself, that has regularly sucked up more than 48GBs or more or physical memory, while rendering an extremely large video file, your priorities are different than someone that is breaking world benchmark records. If you're like me, then you'll like that Corsair is shipping 128GB DDR4 memory kits!
Corsair is currently announcing these new 128GB DDR4 capacities in their Dominator Platinum and Vengeance LPX series (shown above) of memory modules. The two Dominator Platinum kits will be offered in 2400/2666MHz speeds, while the Vengeance LPX will only come in 2400MHz speeds. Although there is probably some overclocking room in both kits, outside of their XMP 2.0 settings, I probably wouldn't be overclocking with that much data loaded into memory. Especially if whatever you are doing is mission critical.
These 128GB DDR4 kits are definitely geared towards Intel X99 platform users. And with kits that sport 8x16GB configurations, it'll definitely take advantage of the quad channel capabilities of your platform.
In terms of pricing, the Vengeance LPX 2400MHz 128GB DDR4 kit will go for $1754.99 US, while the Dominator Platinum counterpart will be $1979.99 US. The higher speed Dominator Platinum at 2666MHz will set you back $2119.99 US. You pay for the flashy heatsinks and the colored light pipes with the Dominator Platinums so there is a really good reason for their premium price. However, the low profile heatsinks of the Vengeance LPX will allow them to fit better in space challenged configurations with big heatsinks.
All kits come with a limited lifetime warranty and should be shipping anytime. Full press release below.
Corsair Announces World’s First Available 128GB DDR4 Unbuffered Memory Kits
Corsair Dominator Platinum and Vengeance LPX DDR4 Memory Kits Now Available in 128GB Capacities
Fremont, CA —May 14, 2014 — Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC components, today announced the availability of the world’s first available 128GB DDR4 unbuffered memory kits. Available in Corsair’s Vengeance® LPX and Dominator Platinum® Series lines, the new 128GB capacities give content creators an unprecedented amount of high-speed DDR4 SDRAM for memory-hungry applications.
The 128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4 memory kits are designed for the latest Intel® X99 series motherboards and support XMP 2.0 for the ultimate compatibility, reliability, and performance. The first available kits are rated at speeds of 2666MHz and 2400MHz and higher speeds will be announced soon. Like all Corsair memory, the new kits are backed by a lifetime warranty.
Dominator Platinum Series 128GB DDR4 Memory
The most advanced memory kits available, the Dominator Platinum series DDR4 modules feature a striking industrial design for good looks, patented DHX technology for cooler operation, and user-swappable colored “light pipes” for customizable LED lighting. Dominator Platinum memory is built with hand-screened ICs, undergoes rigorous performance testing, and incorporates patented DHX® cooling technology for reliable performance in demanding environments.
Vengeance LPX Series 128GB DDR4 Memory
Vengeance LPX memory is designed for high-performance overclocking with aluminum heatspreaders for faster heat dissipation and eight-layer PCB for superior overclocking headroom. Each IC is individually screened for performance potential.
Pricing and Lifetime Warranty
Corsair Dominator Platinum and Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory kits are available from Corsair.com and Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. All Corsair memory is backed with a limited lifetime warranty and Corsair customer service and technical support.
|Vengeance LPX 128GB||8 x 16GB modules||2400MHz||14-16-16-31, 1.2V||$1754.99|
|Dominator Platinum 128GB||8 x 16GB modules||2400MHz||14-16-16-31, 1.2V||$1979.99|
|Dominator Platinum 128GB||8 x 16GB modules||2666MHz||15-17-17-35, 1.2V||$2119.99|
For more information, visit www.corsair.com/ddr4.
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