Thursday, July 1st 2010

Corsair Launches Single Rank Ultra-High-Speed DDR3 DIMMs, DDR3-2625 MHz Capable

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the launch of Dominator GT GTX6 DDR3 memory, an ultra-high-speed PC3-21000 single-rank 1GB DDR3 DIMM. These modules are among the fastest available in the world today, and are designed for CPU and memory benchmarking as well as for world record attempts.

The GTX6 is tested on the Gigabyte P55A-UD5 motherboard with BIOS Revision F10 at a clock speed of 2625 MHz. Specially selected Intel Core i7-860 and Core i7-870 CPUs are used to achieve these memory frequencies. While 2625 MHz is the test specification for a single module, we have found in the lab that speeds as high as 2600 MHz can typically be achieved when testing as a pair. For ultimate performance, using a CPU cooled using liquid nitrogen, we were able to hit 2976 MHz; see our blog for images and screen shots.

“What can I say, except these modules are fast. Really fast,” stated John Beekley, Vice President of Technical Marketing at Corsair. “While not really designed for day to day use, these modules make superb weapons for your overclocking arsenal.”

Dominator GT GTX6 memory is currently available on Corsair’s web store, at shop.corsair.com. Due to the intensive screening involved, the availability of GTX6 memory is very limited. GTX6 modules are supplied with a limited lifetime warranty and are backed up by Corsair’s legendary customer service and technical support.
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61 Comments on Corsair Launches Single Rank Ultra-High-Speed DDR3 DIMMs, DDR3-2625 MHz Capable

#1
cauby
by: btarunr
“What can I say, except these modules are fast. Really fast,” .
Nuff said! :laugh:
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#2
TIGR
DDR3-2976 @ 10-12-11-31 is pretty good. In terms of "real" latency (ns, not clocks), that's the equivalent of DDR2-800 @ about 3-3-3-8. At almost 1.5GHz, that's impressive.
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#3
AthlonX2
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those modules are pretty weak,judging only by the cpuz screenshots 1 core on a 860 and running the memory in single channel is fail who would want to do that 24/7 just to get 2500 mhz? Plain and simple Junk
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#4
TIGR
by: AthlonX2
those modules are pretty weak,judging only by the cpuz screenshots 1 core on a 860 and running the memory in single channel is fail who would want to do that 24/7 just to get 2500 mhz? Plain and simple Junk
The article explicitly states they're not really meant for day to day use. That aside, do you have info about some RAM that has done better in the same test to justify your assertion that the modules are "weak" "junk?"
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#5
AthlonX2
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how about the brand "corsair" is weak
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#6
DOM
this is dumb try for Corsair to hype there mem, you need LN2 on the cpu to get those mem speeds :roll:

on one stick and the cpu isnt at 6+GHz :shadedshu
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#7
newtekie1
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by: AthlonX2
ask sneekypeet he is running gskill tridents @ 2600mhz cas 7
I'm pretty sure he's not.

2000MHz Cas 7 maybe, but not 2600Mhz. The Tridents might do 2600Mhz at Cas 9, but no way Cas 7.
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#8
TIGR
by: newtekie1
I'm pretty sure he's not.
Well, I PMed him to ask anyway. :laugh: That would be awesome as I could really use some RAM that can do that. We shall see if AthlonX2 is correct.
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#9
newtekie1
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by: TIGR
Well, I PMed him to ask anyway. :laugh: That would be awesome as I could really use some RAM that can do that. We shall see if AthlonX2 is correct.
He's not, SneekyPeet just answered my PM, 2600 Cas 10, 2400 Cas 9.

And here I though Sneekypeet had the best DDR3 known to man...

I don't even think I've ever seen DDR3 running anywhere near 2600MHz with anything less than Cas 9 come to think of it...
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#10
TIGR
by: newtekie1
He's not, SneekyPeet just answered my PM, 2600 Cas 10, 2400 Cas 9.
Just got that too. :laugh: Poor sneeky, "why is everyone asking me about my RAM suddenly?"

Anyway, that leads me back to my original question. AthlonX2, do you have info about some RAM that has done better in the same test to justify your assertion that the modules are "weak" "junk?"
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#11
Cheeseball
Well, at least we know Corsair caters to suicide runners. :D
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#12
3volvedcombat
by: AthlonX2
those modules are pretty weak,judging only by the cpuz screenshots 1 core on a 860 and running the memory in single channel is fail who would want to do that 24/7 just to get 2500 mhz? Plain and simple Junk
There actually pretty beast

Because they got the ram modules up to 2978Mhz.

I want to see you go buy all the ram kits you can find.

They wont do that with 1 stick, or 6 sticks.

Also there beast because you dont have to forcefully buy 600 dollars of ram.

You can just pay 300-200 dollars for 1 stick and your set for a CPU-z World record.

I love it.

These are fast as hell.

and they run paired at 2600Mhz as said, i belive them, that is silly fast.
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#13
AthlonX2
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my facts were a little exaggerated in regards to sneekys clocks,but really who wants to leave there cpu stock just to set memory speed records? its just to much for the memory controller to handle and just imagine the vtt/qpi voltage running through the memory enough to warrant LN2 so yes this memory is shit,wait for ddr4 for these speeds at stock voltage
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#14
3volvedcombat
by: AthlonX2
my facts were a little exaggerated in regards to sneekys clocks,but really who wants to leave there cpu stock just to set memory speed records? its just to much for the memory controller to handle and just imagine the vtt/qpi voltage running through the memory enough to warrant LN2 so yes this memory is shit,wait for ddr4 for these speeds at stock voltage
Hello, Earth to Athlon x2.

Yes ofcourse its going to dam warrent ln2. Jesus its for world records, Making world records with CPU-z. Ofcourse your going to leave your dam cpu at any dam clock to get memory speed records. Dont you overclock. It takes what its going to take. And this Ram would just be enough warrent for world records in also processor clocks to. Yeh you could go buy a kit of ram that will be enough for a world record or record in a processor clock.

But you have to buy the kit of ram.

Corsair is making it as cheap and reasonable as possible for every user to overclock with ln2 without breaking the bank so much. And when your going for the highest possible Clocks with processsors you should know this, Its better to remove as much stress as possible on the buss so you can get that higher clock, and world records are made with only 1 stick of ram most of the time


You know the pain in the arse it is to have to buy a oversized kit of ram and knowing your probably only going to use 1 stick for overclocking with ln2 to a world record.

And later down the road, if you need another stick of ram, you just buy as many sticks as you need from corsair.

Makes life just a little cheaper in my opinion.


Also, 1 more thing, Overclocks dont wait for new hardware thats obviously going to be faster due to moores law, and designing revisions.

The world Record overclocker wants to stay at the top, be at the top, and if something like this comes out, what makes you think, someone thats holding a world record of a i7 920 cpu clock or i7 860 cpu clock isnt going to be afraid of being out beaten by a nearby friend at his own game, because he his fring got the ram that could edge out what clocks he achieved with a very similar processor giving him the advantage by just that couple more MHZ in the final stages on his last drips of LN2.

Also this ram came close to hitting 3 fuckin Ghz.

Thats impressive for ddr3 regardles what shit you can possible think in your head.

3Ghz for ddr3 is spectacular and the same as 2.970Ghz to. So when your capping on how shit this ram is, make sure you wait for ddr4. If ddr4 ever comes, which it really shouldn't.

Why? Because ddr5 seems to be way more buck for the money. I wouldnt buy ddr4 if my f'ing life depended on it, and if they made ddr4 id kill them. Almost piontless in my eyes see'ing as quad transfer should be the way to go with ddr5. DDr5 seems to be the perfect fit.

And Im pretty sure ddr3 is going to be staying for at least another year if not 3 years. And it will continue to get faster and better with more revisions.
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#15
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Using a 1GB stick to achieve those clocks is what is weak in my opinion. Ram speeds similar to this are already in 4GB kits, why would I want this? I mean at the timings he ran 2900+ I was running 2600mhz with all 4GB.

Also something I found going over 2000 on the ram, is that it will end up limiting the CPU clocks, and is why he is running only 2.9ghz to get the faster ram speed. My chip can boot 4.5ghz with the ram at 2K or below, but anything over that and Im lucky to boot 4.1ghz.
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#16
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
While not really designed for day to day use, these modules make superb weapons for your overclocking arsenal."
So we are to spend $300 for this one module - overclock & bench the system then switch back to the previous ram kit because this ones 'not really designed for day to day use' ????

bitch please! if we're paying $300 for a then Id hardly think this would be a worthwhile investment just to sit on the desk, mantle or in a glass cabinted with a screenshot of your bench scores printed out on gold coloured card - If I wanted something just for the sake of display purposes then id go out n buy a stuffed cat.

Im only guessing that it could cost in the region of $300
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#17
erocker
These sticks are for hobbyists. It's up to them to determine whether it's worth it or not. Obviously they aren't for the normal end-user, so yeah, they seem overpriced to the normal end-user. It's not a big deal and it isn't anything new.
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#18
newtekie1
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by: FreedomEclipse
So we are to spend $300 for this one module - overclock & bench the system then switch back to the previous ram kit because this ones 'not really designed for day to day use' ????

bitch please! if we're paying $300 for a then Id hardly think this would be a worthwhile investment just to sit on the desk, mantle or in a glass cabinted with a screenshot of your bench scores printed out on gold coloured card - If I wanted something just for the sake of display purposes then id go out n buy a stuffed cat.

Im only guessing that it could cost in the region of $300
Again, these stick are for people breaking world records, that have machines dedicated to this purpose and this purpose only. Do you think LN2 is a "day to day use" thing? Do you really think there are people that sit with their machine 24/7 pooring LN2 in the pot constantly so they can use it to surf the net?

I have to agree with Sneekypeet though, 1GB stick does seem kind of lame.
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#21
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: newtekie1
Yes, but can you find some doing it on Air like these will do and not Dry Ice cooling the RAM?:slap:

And 2625MHz is just the guaranteed speed, they actually got the RAM to 2976MHz...
they used LN2 on the cpu most of the recent results are for maxxmem results when cpu and ram both have to be pushed up.
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#22
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
by: newtekie1
Yes, but can you find some doing it on Air like these will do and not Dry Ice cooling the RAM?:slap:

And 2625MHz is just the guaranteed speed, they actually got the RAM to 2976MHz...
they got 1 stick to hit 2976 they only guarantee 2600mhz for there 2gb kit (2 x 1gb)
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#23
newtekie1
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by: cdawall
they used LN2 on the cpu most of the recent results are for maxxmem results when cpu and ram both have to be pushed up.
Yes, they used LN2 on the CPU, I don't get you point. The results you showed have Dry Ice on the memory, Corsair did better with the memory on air.

by: AthlonX2
they got 1 stick to hit 2976 they only guarantee 2600mhz for there 2gb kit (2 x 1gb)
I don't see your point. Have you seen any DDR3 doing 2976MHz or better with just air cooling? And if you read the testing, they hit a BCLK wall, so the RAM might even do more.:toast:
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#24
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
by: newtekie1
I don't see your point. Have you seen any DDR3 doing 2976MHz or better with just air cooling? And if you read the testing, they hit a BCLK wall, so the RAM might even do more.:toast:
my point is even at 2976mhz on that 1 stick of ram the bandwidth there is just plain shit,its a bottleneck from hell,i would much rather have 3 sticks @ 2100mhz
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newtekie1
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by: AthlonX2
my point is even at 2976mhz on that 1 stick of ram the bandwidth there is just plain shit,its a bottleneck from hell,i would much rather have 3 sticks @ 2100mhz
When you are going for memory clock speed records, other bottlenecks in the system don't matter though.
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