Thursday, October 13th 2011

Corsair Announces World's First High-Performance Quad Channel 32GB Memory Kit

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the world’s first high-performance quad channel Dominator 32GB DDR3 memory kit.

The Dominator 32GB Quad Channel kit (part number CMT32GX3M4X1866C9) consists of four rigorously-screened 8GB DDR3 DRAM modules with Corsair’s patented DHX+ heatsinks. It operates at 1.5V and is designed to run at 1866MHz, with 9-10-9-27 C9 timing. Corsair has compatibility tested the new 32GB Quad Channel kit with upcoming quad channel platforms as well as current dual channel platforms.

"The new Dominator 32GB Quad Channel memory kit is designed for high-performance PC enthusiasts using the latest motherboards, whether they're overclockers, gamers, or simply want a large amount of state-of-the-art memory," said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "Corsair is a market leader in high-performance memory, and we're pleased to be first to market with a high-performance 32GB quad channel kit."

The Dominator 32GB Quad Channel kit will be available in October from authorized Corsair retailers and etailers worldwide for a US MSRP of $999.

For more information, visit the Corsair Dominator Family page.
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29 Comments on Corsair Announces World's First High-Performance Quad Channel 32GB Memory Kit

#1
kiddagoat
Hmmmm I see something like this and as a salesman I think DAYUM!! Money.... and then as the tech guy.... WTF!?!?! The RAM will cost more than the entire rest of the system..... It is really conflicting for me.

It just really really makes me wonder..... 16GB of Vengeance is what $100USD now roughly??? To double that is almost 10x the price... WTF!?! Can someone say markup????
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#2
Edgarstrong
$999 - that's pricey. But I guess "world’s first" products always cost premium until the competition catches up. I wonder who could truly benefit from this immense amount of memory - Hollywood graphic designers may be?
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#3
techtard
It's awesome that they gave hi performance 8gb RAM modules. A total WTF!:twitch: on the price though. $999, that's just crazy.
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#4
Animalpak
Why they show on a Socket 755 motherboard that does not use anywhere near all those Hertz not to mention the 32GB ... stupid really
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#5
btarunr
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8 GB modules are quite expensive.

by: kiddagoat
It just really really makes me wonder..... 16GB of Vengeance is what $100USD now roughly???
Does that kit consist of four 4 GB modules or two 8 GB?
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#6
Breathless
I recently got myself that ADATA 16GB (2X8GB) kit @ newegg for $370 something for my Zotac Z68 ITX after taking advantage of a 10% off coupon. Its not a bad price if you ask me.... for what it is.

The problem with these and the other Corsair 8GB sticks (single stick) is that those ridiculous and unnecessary heatsinks make it impossible to install in a system with a low profile heatsink.
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#7
n-ster
Nooooo, my dream RAM size of 64GB will cost me 2K$ :roll:
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#8
kiddagoat
Yeah the kit I am talking about is 4x4gb sticks. It is just insane to double the density is 10x the price. Even solid state drives double in price for the capacity for the most part.

We received some 4gb crucial sticks at work and they are $329 a stick.

We also got a 16GB kit for laptops that's $450. Just thought RAM was supposed to be getting cheaper.
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#9
Maban
So, is anyone else wondering how they got 32GB of DDR3 to fit on a Maximus Formula SE?

First, the MF-SE is DDR2, and second it doesn't even support 32GB. Marketing fail.
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#10
_JP_
by: Maban
So, is anyone else wondering how they got 32GB of DDR3 to fit on a Maximus Formula SE?

First, the MF-SE is DDR2, and second it doesn't even support 32GB. Marketing fail.
Ah, the wonders of Photoshop.
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#11
buggalugs
High(er) density memory is always expensive when it first comes out. When 4x4Gb sticks first appeared they were about $1,000 too.

Give it 6-12 months and they will be cheap as chips.
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#12
CyberDruid
Am I missing something here? What exactly would anyone use 32GB of HP RAM for? Servers need EEC FBDIMMS in that sort of capacity. If you are using your rig as a server why not buy a server board? If you don't care about error checking...then what are you doing relying on that much RAM?

I just don't get it...unless this is like GFX cards and all anyone sees is how big and shiny it is, and all the bragging rights for having the biggest and fastest...despite whether any of that speed or capacity is actually put to work.
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#13
Delta6326
Thats a bit pricey.

That motherboard can't be DDR2 as then the DDR3 ram wouldn't even fit, do to pin layout. but still a crappy board to show off on.

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#14
n-ster
by: CyberDruid
Am I missing something here? What exactly would anyone use 32GB of HP RAM for? Servers need EEC FBDIMMS in that sort of capacity. If you are using your rig as a server why not buy a server board? If you don't care about error checking...then what are you doing relying on that much RAM?

I just don't get it...unless this is like GFX cards and all anyone sees is how big and shiny it is, and all the bragging rights for having the biggest and fastest...despite whether any of that speed or capacity is actually put to work.
The same people that buy the i7 980X etc. buy theses. They want top of the line regardless of price

Note also the speed of this RAM. Coupled with the high density, this can be great for VERY memory intensive stuff. I have to admit to fully use this RAM, one CPU might not cut it though (I'm talking 64GB configuration. 32GB just buy an 8 slot and 8x4GB)
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#15
WarraWarra
Damn the price. They must be trying to sell this to early adopters and getting them to fund the development of this.
I thought this is the 32gb memory chips from Samsung in a Corsair branded stick.

For this price it is really disappointing, not 2133mhz or 24**mhz that one would expect, cl9 o shame is that all for this price.

Will wait for Samsungs 32gb

http://hothardware.com/News/Samsung-Starts-Producing-30nmClass-32GB-Memory-Modules/

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/display/20110817171001_Samsung_Demos_32GB_RDIMM_with_Through_Silicon_Via_Packaging.html
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#16
WarraWarra
by: n-ster
The same people that buy the i7 980X etc. buy theses. They want top of the line regardless of price

Note also the speed of this RAM. Coupled with the high density, this can be great for VERY memory intensive stuff. I have to admit to fully use this RAM, one CPU might not cut it though (I'm talking 64GB configuration. 32GB just buy an 8 slot and 8x4GB)
+1 the Ripjaws should works for this.
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And for $400 for 32gb.
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#17
techtard
by: CyberDruid
Am I missing something here? What exactly would anyone use 32GB of HP RAM for? Servers need EEC FBDIMMS in that sort of capacity. If you are using your rig as a server why not buy a server board? If you don't care about error checking...then what are you doing relying on that much RAM?

I just don't get it...unless this is like GFX cards and all anyone sees is how big and shiny it is, and all the bragging rights for having the biggest and fastest...despite whether any of that speed or capacity is actually put to work.
Overclockers and people who play benchamarks.
A few extra points in a benchmark is the holy grail for some people.
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#18
Zubasa
by: techtard
Overclockers and people who play benchamarks.
A few extra points in a benchmark is the holy grail for some people.
The thing is the extra memory doesn't really help much in the vast majority of benchmarks, on the other hand faster memory like the RipJaws do.
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#20
specks
:eek: 32GB = Insanity
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#21
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: specks
:eek: 32GB = Insanity
I know I am adjusting still to 16GB, I can't imagine double that.
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#22
n-ster
Again, this isn't made for 32GB use, more like 64GB. If this were to be used for lga 2011, it's cheaper to get an 8 slotted RAM mobo and 8x4GB. For other systems, 16GB @ 2133 is much more than enough.
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#23
Super XP
8 slotted ram mobo, where?
Give it about 4 to 6 months and that 32GB set will go way down in price.
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#24
hhumas
memory is awesome .. but its too much expensive .. if u have mars ii ..then go for these rams
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#25
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Super XP
8 slotted ram mobo, where?
Give it about 4 to 6 months and that 32GB set will go way down in price.
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Yeah they will come down soon enough.
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