Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL DDR4 3600 MHz CL18 32 GB (4x 8GB)
Vengeance RGB Pro got Slightly Low(er)
Today, we are checking the Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 3600 MHz CL18 (pretty average latency figure) memory in a 32 GB set consisting of four 8 GB modules. This is not the first time we’re looking at the Corsair RAM. It was for example the Vengeance RGB Pro (4×8 GB 3200MHz) or Dominator Platinum (4×8 GB 3600 MHz CL16). Ok, but what’s different comparing the above-mentioned Vengeance RGB Pro series? The major thing is that it has a heat spreader of just 44mm tall (so 7 mm less) for wider compatibility with air coolers and smaller form factor chassis, each module looks great from any angle.
The Vengeance RGB Pro SL series has a lightbar with ten Individually Addressable LEDs. They also have triangular cutouts on the sides of the heatsinks to reveal more RGB lighting from the diffuser. Like all Corsair products, the lighting is controlled via the iCUE software. The memory is also compatible with Asus Aura Sync and MSI Mystic Light Sync. What else can we say about this product line? The range of speeds is rather limited. You get to choose between 3200 MHz (CL16) and 3600 MHz (CL18), with XMP 2.0 support. The latter should suit most systems fine. The capacity is between 16 GB (double stick) and 128 GB (2 sticks). The manufacturer claims that all modules have the best compatibility with Intel 500 Series, AMD 500 Series, AMD X570 systems. Another thing that looks good is the use of a ten-layer PCB, which should improve stability. The provided review sample consists of four 8 GB modules (so a high-capacity kit) with a frequency of 3600 MHz and CL18 (and that’s rather mediocre), the exact timings are 18-22-22-42 at a voltage of 1.35 V.
Corsair is again offering the modules in black and white so the optics should match the rest of the system components perfectly. Corsair for sure went for the looks, but the performance figures should loo all right. We are going to check how this kit performs on two platforms: a Z390-based motherboard/CPU (for the last time), as well as an X470 one. We are traditionally still going to try and squeeze something more out of it, so maybe the standard 3600 MHz is not the last word here (or at least we might manage to fine-tune the latencies). If you prefer, you can always stay on the safe side and stick to the advertised frequency and latencies using XMP. The Vengeance RGB Pro SL series is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The MSRP is 243.99 $ (8 GBx4, 3600MHz). Ok, next page, please.