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These are the DDR5 CORSAIR memories that you can buy for your CPU

Considering the shortage of chips that the hardware market has been experiencing for months, the fact that CORSAIR has been able to launch not one but two variants of its first DDR5 RAM memories is not surprising, one destined for the range high and another for the mid-range, so that users have a choice to provide RAM memory to their new Intel platform. Obviously, and although these RAMs are designed for Intel’s next-generation Z690 chipsets, they will also be compatible with the next platforms, both Intel and AMD, that launch with DDR5 compatibility. Let’s see them.

CORSAIR Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5

CORSAIR Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5
Capacities (of kits) 2×16 GB (32 GB)
4×16 GB (64 GB)
Speeds 4,800 to 5,200 MHz
Latencies 34-35-35-69
38-38-38-84
Format UDIMM
DRAM chips Micron A
Voltage 1.1 V
1.25V
illumination 12 CORSAIR Capellix RGB LEDs
Software control CORSAIR iCUE (as of v.4.17)
Pines 288
XMP Intel XMP 3.0
Heatsink Aluminum
Available colours Bright white
Matt black
Compatibility Intel 600 Series Chipsets
Warranty Forever
PVPR Not specified

In this new generation of CORSAIR RAM, the top-of-the-range models could not be absent, the Dominator Platinum RGB, which, as you can see in the image above, are aesthetically identical to the previous DDR4 generation. We are facing a high performance memory with a PCB customized by the brand to offer a stable and clean signal and with chips Micron DRAM hand-picked and tested to provide the highest possible overclocking capabilities.

CORSAIR repeats the same heatsink DHX Cooling from the last generation, with an aluminum heatsink (available in both matt black and glossy white) that guarantees an optimal operating temperature of both the chips and the memory and voltage controller. And it is that one of the novelties of this new generation is that now the voltage controller is incorporated in each individual module, instead of being in the motherboard.

The fact of integrating the voltage control on the RAM memory PCB itself has many advantages; DDR5 uses a lower voltage than DDR4, so it is more energy efficient speaking, and that each module is able to control its voltage individually allows a much finer adjustment that translates into greater stability, especially at high speeds. and / or when overclocked. At the same time, efficiency is increased because only the necessary voltage will be used and not a bit more, which in turn reduces the temperature by wasted energy.

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5

SKU Colour Speed Capacity Number of modules Capacity per module
CMT32GX5M2B5200C38 Black DDR5-5200 32 GB 2 16 GB
CMT64GX5M2B5200C38 Black DDR5-5200 64 GB 2 32 GB
CMT32GX5M2B5200C38W White DDR5-5200 32 GB 2 16 GB
CMT32GX5M2B5200C36FE Black DDR5-5200 32 GB 2 16 GB
CMT32GX5M2X5200C38 Black DDR5-5200 32 GB 2 16 GB

Of course, these RAM memories from CORSAIR incorporate their proprietary lighting system that uses 12 Capellix RGB LED, a lighting that incorporates smaller sets of LEDs that allow much greater customization than normal LEDs and that generate a higher maximum brightness, allowing you to create a much richer and more impressive lighting ecosystem, with effects that would be impossible to create with a conventional RGB lighting.

These reports also incorporate the new profile XMP 3.0 from Intel, which allows you to store up to 5 profiles in the memory itself: three are pre-configured at the factory, but two of them are editable and, in addition, they can be configured and saved without having to fiddle with the BIOS since the manufacturer announced that in an upcoming iCUE update we will be able to modify these profiles from the software directly.

Finally, we must highlight that CORSAIR offers these Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 RAM memories in the following variants (you will realize that there is not much to choose from, and in fact there are two different SKUs but with the same characteristics that we do not know what their difference will be ( DRAM chips probably due to their low availability, since potentially CORSAIR will have had to resort to different providers)):

CORSAIR Vengeance DDR5

CORSAIR Vengeance DDR5

CORSAIR Vengeance DDR5
Capacities (of kits) 2×16 GB (32 GB)
2×32 GB (64 GB)
4×16 GB (64 GB)
Speeds 4,400 – 5,200 MHz
Latencies 38-38-38-84
Format UDIMM
DRAM chips Micron A
Voltage 1.25V
illumination No
Software control CORSAIR iCUE (as of v.4.17)
Pines 288
XMP Intel XMP 3.0
Heatsink Aluminum
Available colours Bright white
Matt black
Compatibility Intel 600 Series Chipsets
Warranty Forever
PVPR Not specified
SKU Colour Speed Capacity Number of modules Capacity per module
CMK32GX5M2B5200C38 Black DDR5-5200 32 GB 2 16 GB
CMK32GX5M2B5200C38W White DDR5-5200 32 GB 2 16 GB
CMK64GX5M2A4400C36 Black DDR5-4400 64 GB 2 32 GB
CMK32GX5M2X5200C38 Black DDR5-5200 32 GB 2 16 GB
CMK64GX5M4A4400C36 Black DDR5-4400 64 GB 4 16 GB

Not everyone needs, wants or can afford a top-of-the-range RAM kit like the Dominator Platinum RGB we’ve seen before, so CORSAIR has also launched the first DDR5 memory in the family. Vengeance, simpler RAM and with a medium rather high profile heatsink that lack in this case any type of lighting, an option that we consider excellent since after all, not everyone wants their PC to light up.

Thus, with a very elegant and sober design, these CORSAIR Vengeance DDR5s are available with a simple medium-size aluminum heatsink (and curiously here CORSAIR does not mention the DHX Cooling technology that guarantees coverage of both the chips and the IC) available both in black and white, because even if they do not have lighting, you can adapt the aesthetics of your memory to that of the rest of the PC.

For the rest, they have characteristics quite similar, although more limited, to the Dominator Platinum RGB, with the integrated XMP 3.0 profile, voltage control integrated into the PCB of each individual module, and the possibility of configuring its parameters directly from the software. control, iCUE, including the two built-in XMP profiles.

In this case, the CORSAIR Vengeance DDR5 RAM is available in the following memory kits, with a greater variety of speeds and capacities than the previous one but again with only one of the kits in white:

Price and availability

Vengeance DDR5

CORSAIR has indicated that this new generation of DDR5 RAM memory has been available since October 27, 2021, but as you may have already noticed, for the moment they are not listed in the catalogs of the main online stores. In addition, the manufacturer has not announced its official price and since they still do not appear in the manufacturer’s online store or in any other store, it is a piece of information that we cannot know (we will update these lines as soon as we see that they already have availability real in stores).

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