Corsair Cranks Vengeance LPX DDR4-4866 Memory Modules For AMD Ryzen 3000 And X570
Corsair says that these modules will work on any modern desktop motherboard, but they have been specifically designed for maximum performance on AMD's X570 platform that underpins third-generation Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors. Getting more down to brass tacks, Corsair has certified the "record breaking" performance of these 4,866MHz modules on ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula, MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE, and MSI Prestige X570 Creation motherboards.
At this time, the Vengeance LPX DDR4-4866 are only available in 2x8GB kits, with Corsair giving you a choice of red, blue or silver heatsinks to better match your system's looks. In addition, Corsair is making available an optional Vengeance Airflow cooler that directly cools the modules. It looks a little bit silly to us, but for those that are worried about potentially cooking their memory modules, it represents a nice insurance policy.
We should mention that given the heady 4,866MHz speeds of these modules, the memory and Infinity Fabric multipliers will switch from a 1:1 ratio to a 2:1 ratio (this switch happens above 3,733MHz). With the 2:1 ratio, you will take a hit on latency, but the higher bandwidth will still be available for some specific workloads.
For those that don't need the absolute ultimate in clock rates, there's are new Vengeance RGB Pro modules rated at DDR4-4700. While these modules give up a just a bit with regards to maximum memory bandwidth, they do throw in ten individual, programmable RGB LED elements.
Both the Vengeance LPX DDR4-4866 and Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4700 memory modules are available to purchase direct from Corsair. The former rings in at a whopping $984.99 for a 16GBx2 kit, while the latter will set you back $704.99.