Corsair is up against some stiff competition in the 2666MHz market now, not least from its own Vengeance LED series, which only costs $5-10 more. However, the Vengeance LPX
sticks still have a few advantages over other models on test this month.
For a start, they have a very low profile, standing less than 34mm tall, which is handy if you need it to squeeze them under lowriding CPU coolers. This kit is also inexpensive – at just $90 it undercuts the Crucial Ballistix Tactical and Avexir Impact while matching the HyperX Savage. It’s available in a range of colors to match your system as well, with the white and red models looking particularly attractive.
The Vengeance LPX holds up well to overclocking – we added an extra 534MHz to its stock frequency to reach 3200MHz at its standard timings, although the Avexir kit trumped this result, getting to 800MHz above its stock speed. The Vengeance LPX also has comparatively loose timings, although that had little impact on our benchmarks.
Corsair’s Vengeance LPX memory is now showing its age, and while it’s still a solid choice, there are now better options for the same cash, while Corsair’s own Vengeance LED series costs just $6 more and looks fantastic.