Corsair introduced a new line of DDR3 memory modules in the SO-DIMM form-factor, targeting high-performance notebooks, gaming notebooks, and mobile workstations. Corsair's new modules promise to bring a similar level of tuning headroom as their bigger standard DIMM cousins.

Corsair's Vengeance family struck a fine middle-ground between the overclockability of its high-performance yet expensive Dominator series, and the affordability of its XMS3 series. For obvious reasons of space and electrical constraints, Corsair couldn't port the design ideology of Dominator to the SO-DIMM form-factor, but doing so for Vengeance seemed possible. Hence, Vengeance SO-DIMM family.

Corsair Vengeance SO-DIMM modules make use of high layer count PCBs (higher number of PCB layers contribute to greater electrical and signalling stability), the PCBs are colored black, to give them a premium feel. There's no room for a thick heatsink, but Corsair used millimeter-thick metal plates to serve as heatspreaders.

Corsair will be launching three kits consisting of these modules, two of which are 8 GB (2x 4 GB), and one being a single 4 GB module kit. Among the two module kits, there's a DDR3-1866 MHz kit, and a DDR3-1600 MHz one. The lone module kit consists of a DDR3-1866 MHz stick. The modules don't require more than 1.5 volts DRAM voltage, though achieve their rated speeds at rather loose timings, by desktop standards of course. Part numbers and specifications are tabled below.

Size

Speed

# of DIMMs

Part Number

8GB

1866MHz, 10-10-10-27, 1.5V

2

CMSX8GX3M2A1866C10

8GB

1600MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V

2

CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9

4GB

1866MHz, 10-10-10-27, 1.5V

1

CMSX4GX3M1A11866C10

 
Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair, says "As more complex applications and games are available in the market, many laptop users are looking for an easy way to improve their system performance in order to have the best experience. Our new Vengeance high-performance laptop memory kits allow performance-minded customers to boost their memory performance and capacity in an instant."
 
 
Although launched, we don't have prices of these kits at hand, as they are not listed on popular stores just as yet.