Friday, August 1st 2008

Corsair Dominator DDR3 Memory Sets New World Record

Corsair informed today that its Dominator DDR3 memory modules have again shattered the world record for frequency. The record was set using the Asus ROG Rampage Extreme motherboard (Intel X48 chipset) and Corsair Dominator memory, utilizing Corsair’s award-winning DHX technology. The world record of 2580 MHz was reached at latency settings of 9-9-9-24 using a Corsair Dominator DDR3 memory module. These results were achieved with an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor overclocked to a breathtaking 645MHz Front-Side Bus frequency. The results are verified by CPU-Z, an industry standard for verifying overclocking results, and are viewable here.


Corsair previously announced on May 20th its world record of 2462MHz and has now raised the record up to 118MHz faster. Corsair achieved these results as part of ongoing lab experiments on the effect of temperature on memory performance. The 2580MHz memory speed was achieved with the entire test platform -- including motherboard, CPU, chip set, and memory -- chilled to -20 degrees Celsius.

“We are proud that our Dominator Memory once again hit a new world record” said Martin Mueller, Senior Director of Engineering, Corsair. “Our proprietary technology used on Dominator DDR3 allows for incredible overclocking results; we believe our technology is far superior to any other when it comes to overclocking memory modules.”

Corsair Dominator Memory contains ultra fast chips cooled using Corsair’s proprietary Dual-Path Heat Xchange Cooling Technology (DHX). Dominators are used in Dell, HP, Alienware and most high performance gaming systems. Corsair Dominator modules are available worldwide through authorized distributors and resellers in a variety of speeds and densities. Corsair memory products are backed by a lifetime warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and the Tech Support Express Helpdesk are also available.Source: Corsair
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18 Comments on Corsair Dominator DDR3 Memory Sets New World Record

#1
ShadowFold
Soon ram will be as fast as our processors.. Thats nuts. I want to see some 4ghz ram :p
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
From the screen shot, that looks to show cpu speed. Of course, from the article, Im wrong. Nice speeds though.
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#3
Kursah
That's pretty insane speed for sure! It'll be nice in the future when memory can run that speed w/o needing to be chilled to -20C though. I know that interests some of you for max OC and WR's, but I want to see it on AIR! And someday I will, but I'm sure it won't be DDR3...I could be wrong tho.

:toast:
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#4
warhammer
I would rather see some real results that I can use on air not at -20C.

Remember these would be hand picked from the best of the best...
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#6
tkpenalty
I want a 4Ghz FSB :p (1000mhz x 4)
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#7
Bastieeeh
Pretty nice achievement for both, the CPU speed (FSB) and the RAM's frequency. But since when is CPU-Z an "industry standard"? :confused:
Just because Corsair says so? :wtf:
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Bastieeeh
Pretty nice achievement for both, the CPU speed (FSB) and the RAM's frequency. But since when is CPU-Z an "industry standard"? :confused:
Just because Corsair says so? :wtf:
you;d be surprised. a few video card companies even use ATI tool to test for problems, i remember a recall at one point (early GF8 days?) where it was mentioned the cards would fail extended ATI tool testing
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#9
ShadowFold
by: tkpenalty
I want a 4Ghz FSB :p (1000mhz x 4)
Too bad intel is starting to go for higher multis lower FSB for nahalem.
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#10
PCpraiser100
This is great, with speed in mind, as they will get closer to record FSBs and lower timings.I;d like to see DDR3 memory with low timings as that would be kind of cool.
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#11
KBD
by: PCpraiser100
This is great, with speed in mind, as they will get closer to record FSBs and lower timings.I;d like to see DDR3 memory with low timings as that would be kind of cool.
+1 on that. Right now getting DDR3 doeesnt make a great deal of sense because of that and its high price. Afterall DDR2-1066 still beats DDR3-1333.
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#12
Morgoth
by: ShadowFold
Too bad intel is starting to go for higher multis lower FSB for nahalem.
that is not longer a FSB, its called QPI Quik path interconect
and its spelled nehalem

i hope Bloomfield Memmory controler can handel this speed or its tottaly useless

but still. i prefer to have higher storage capacity then mhz for ddr3
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#14
psyko12
Wow, cool soon will see some 100k gb DDRnth power ram heh, I wonder how much those are gonna cost...
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#15
PCpraiser100
by: KBD
+1 on that. Right now getting DDR3 doeesnt make a great deal of sense because of that and its high price. Afterall DDR2-1066 still beats DDR3-1333.
Yes, however DDR3 is definitely going to be the way of the future soon, especially when FSB speeds are on the move along with multi-GPU platforms. With this record, Corsair will rain supreme on marketing due to interest and other companies like OCZ will attempt to compete with Corsair at lower prices while holding their own at performance. The day after this record was broken, the price of the DDR3 OCZ Gold 1600 2GB Kit lowered from 300 to 241 bucks over here in Canada, the store owner said there was no sales going on. So.....
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#16
FatForester
by: Morgoth
that is not longer a FSB, its called QPI Quik path interconect
and its spelled nehalem

i hope Bloomfield Memmory controler can handel this speed or its tottaly useless

but still. i prefer to have higher storage capacity then mhz for ddr3
You misspelled quick, interconnect, memory, controller, handle, and totally.

Sorry, I had to ;)
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#17
evil bill
by: FatForester
You misspelled quick, interconnect, memory, controller, handle, and totally.

Sorry, I had to ;)
Ah, you should have pointed out the grammatical errors too.
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#18
Darkrealms
Things are looking good for Corsair.
I wonder why the other settings aren't jacked too. With the entire system at -20ºc they could have had a lot of fun with CPU and FSB speeds. : (

Corsair FTW!
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