The Lights and Testing Procedures
When you install your memory and power your system on you’ll notice the light bars on the modules light up white. This gives a very cool effect and the LEDs are quite bright.
You can actually control the LEDs on the kit using Corsair’s Link software. In the Home screen you’ll see the memory and each module. If you click on one of the modules you’ll be able to set the mode to either static or pulse, the brightness, the speed (of the pulse) and if you want all of the modules grouped. You can also have a group delay so the modules can pulse in and out like they are going down a line, its pretty cool.
We installed the VENGEANCE LED DDR4-3200 32GB Memory Kit in our Z270 test system which is made up of the following components.
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K
Graphics Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB
Motherboard: Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9
Memory: Corsair VENGEANCE LED DDR4-3200 32GB
Storage: Zotac Premium Edition 240GB
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: NZXT Kraken X52
Case: Primochill Praxis Wetbench
Taking a look at CPU-Z we can see this memory is running at its XMP profile, operating at 3200 MHz with timings of 16-18-18-36 at 1.35V.
For testing we will run the memory at its stock or XMP profile settings using the below benchmarking software. We will then run the tests again our max overclock of 3200 MHz. Below is a list of benchmarking software that we use.
– SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
– SiSoftware Sandra Cache & Memory Latency Benchmark
– SiSoftware Cache Bandwidth Benchmark
– AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark
– Cinebench R15 Multi-threaded test
– 3DMark Fire Strike Physics test
Now let’s get to testing!