Corsair launches high-performance laptop memory

Corsair has unveiled a new Vengeance range of high-performance laptop memory, available in 4GB and 8GB sticks.

These new SODIMM kits are primarily designed for use with Intel's second generation of 'i' series processors, and are available in speeds of 1600MHz and 1866MHz.

Vengeance memory is also designed to avoid the need for tweaking, meaning you should be able to just plug these new sticks in and get back to gaming or benchmarking without the need to make changes to the computer's BIOS.

However, first-generation Core i7 and i5 owners aren't left out in the dark, as these modules are backwards compatible too. As long as you're running a 64-bit operating system - and therefore can support more than 3.2GB of RAM - you'll be able to take advantage of the kits, upgrading to 8GB of onboard memory using just two slots.

"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." said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "Our new Vengeance high-performance laptop memory kits allow performance-minded customers to boost their memory performance and capacity in an instant."

The kits available at launch will include two 8GB (2x4GB) and a single 4GB (1x4GB) setups, with one of the former and the latter running at 1866MHZ and another at 1600MHZ. The two using the higher frequency will have slightly looser timings, using 10-10-10-27, whereas the lower bandwidth 8GB kit will sport the tighter timings of 9-9-9-24.