Friday, August 21st 2009

Corsair Launches Full Range of DDR3 Memory for Core i5 and Core i7 Lynnfield CPUs

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced that is has launched a full range of dual-channel performance DDR3 memory products, designed for Intel Core i5-750, Core i7-870, and Core i7-860 “Lynnfield” processors.

The initial product offering consists of four 4GB kits comprised of matched pairs of 2GB DIMMs, and two 8GB kits comprised of four matched 2GB DIMMS, in frequencies of 1333MHz, 1600MHz and 2000MHz. This lineup includes a 4GB 1600MHz CAS 8 Dominator and 4GB 2000MHz CAS 8 Dominator GT, both of which feature Corsair’s innovative DHX+ (Dual-path Heat eXchange) memory cooling technology for maximum performance and reliability. All the kits use a low operating voltage of 1.65V or less.

“Corsair leads the market with the most comprehensive range of triple-channel memory products for existing Core i7 processors. With the release of these new dual-channel products, we’re providing our customers a wide range of solutions for the new Core i5 and Core i7 Lynnfield processors too,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing for Corsair. “Our initial products include an extreme-performance 2000MHz Dominator GT for enthusiasts wanting to squeeze maximum performance from their Lynnfield CPUs, plus two 8GB kits to take advantage of enhanced memory management in Microsoft’s upcoming 64-bit Windows 7 operating system.”

The full line-up of Corsair DDR3 solutions for Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Lynnfield CPUs is shown below:
Corsair Dual-Channel Memory Solutions for Intel Lynnfield Processors
CapacitySeriesFrequency (MHz)CAS LatencyPart Number
4GBXMS1600C9CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

4GB

XMS1600C8CMX4GX3M2A1600C8
4GBDominator1600C8CMD4GX3M2A1600C8
4GBDominator GT2000C8CMG4GX3M2A2000C8
8GBXMS1333C9CMX8GX3M4A1333C9
8GBXMS1600C9CMX8GX3M4A1600C9

All six memory products are available immediately from Corsair's authorized distributors and resellers worldwide, and are backed by Corsair’s limited lifetime warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and Tech Support Express is also available.
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11 Comments on Corsair Launches Full Range of DDR3 Memory for Core i5 and Core i7 Lynnfield CPUs

#1
ShadowFold
Is cas8 and cas9 even fast at 1600mhz? Why don't they pump the volts up for some better latencies, DDR3 can take up to like 2.2v, right?
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#2
mlee49
They are labled at CAS8/9 but mine run at 7 :p I know these are dual channel kits, but I'm pretty sure they are just the same.

And yes, even CAS9 is fast at 1600Mhz(even dual channel). If they overclock like the 1066 sticks I had then they should be lethal.
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#3
Parad0x
by: ShadowFold
Is cas8 and cas9 even fast at 1600mhz? Why don't they pump the volts up for some better latencies, DDR3 can take up to like 2.2v, right?
Intel and the mobo makers recommend that the vdimm on their IMC cpus should be @ max. 1.65V:)
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#4
Mussels
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by: ShadowFold
Is cas8 and cas9 even fast at 1600mhz? Why don't they pump the volts up for some better latencies, DDR3 can take up to like 2.2v, right?
higher than 1.65 can kill i5/i7 CPU's

CL8 in DDR3 is like CL4 in DDR2 - its the fast timing.
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#5
MrAlex
AM3 didn't get this much love :(
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#6
Zubasa
by: MrAlex
AM3 didn't get this much love :(
LOL?
All those dual channel kits should also work for AM3 :laugh:
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#7
MrAlex
by: Zubasa
LOL?
All those dual channel kits should also work for AM3 :laugh:
But but, it's not like when AM3 was released suddenly RAM manufacturers started to release new dual-channel DDR3 kits. And it doesn't feel right having 'designed for Intel Core i5' in an AMD system. It does if it says 'AMD Edition' or nothing on it. Infact, it's almost a sin! :shadedshu
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#8
Mussels
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the reason new kits werent released, was because the existing kits wouldnt cause your AM3 CPU to burst into flame at their standard voltages.
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#9
MrAlex
by: Mussels
the reason new kits werent released, was because the existing kits wouldnt cause your AM3 CPU to burst into flame at their standard voltages.
Talking about that, would the speeds and voltages these are rated at work in an AM3 system? Looking at i7 RAM, it uses less voltage? Or am I just being paranoid?
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: MrAlex
Talking about that, would the speeds and voltages these are rated at work in an AM3 system? Looking at i7 RAM, it uses less voltage? Or am I just being paranoid?
i5 and i7 ram caps out at 1.65v, while the 775/am3 modules could go a lot higher.

i'd prefer this i5 based stuff on AM3 anyway, lower voltage is always a better choice
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MrAlex
by: Mussels
i5 and i7 ram caps out at 1.65v, while the 775/am3 modules could go a lot higher.

i'd prefer this i5 based stuff on AM3 anyway, lower voltage is always a better choice
Ok thanks for the info :D
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