1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Corsair Dominator Platinum

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by MaximusE, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. MaximusE

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    202 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Cyprus
    Hey guys..

    I don't know with which 4x4GB corsair memory to go on.

    I want a kit of 16gb 4x4gb.

    I know that the difference on the MHz is only the overclocking that's been done on them.

    But what about timings?

    Any help? :D :toast:
     
  2. ne6togadno

    ne6togadno

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,359 (2.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    600
    Location:
    GMT +2
    at one and the same clock - as lower the timings as better performance
    BUT
    1. higher clock doesnt allow as lower timings then lower clock speed (1.6khz offer lower timings then 1.8khz)
    2. at one and the same clock speed lower timings cost more.
    for reference 4x4gb 1600 and 1866 corsair`s kits
    1600
    1800
    lowest eu prices are about +20% over those in us (and price differences between models are 20% higher)
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  3. MaximusE

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    202 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Cyprus
    didnt understand a thing :p lol :d
     
  4. BiggieShady

    BiggieShady

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,008 (1.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    346
    Location:
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Lol ... between same speed sticks (say 1600 MHz) more expensive ones usually can run lower timings - choose the ones with lowest CAS latency
     
  5. Hood

    Hood

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    820 (1.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    247
    Higher frequency = higher throughput (read & write speeds in MB/s), but timings affect latency (time spent waiting for various commands to execute), so cheaper DIMMs won't clock higher without relaxing the timings, resulting in no real gain. Expensive stuff like the Dominator Platinum uses hand picked DRAM chips that have been tested to run at their rated clock speed and typically lower timings, and can usually be clocked even higher without changing timings. It's really marketed towards people who already have their system maxed out, and want the last little bit of performance, for bragging rights or higher benchmark scores. In terms of price/performance ratio, it's not a good deal, and most users can't tell the difference because all DDR3 1600 and up is already faster than most people need. A happy medium would be something like this 2133 kit - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRA... , which has fairly low timings and rated @ 1.5 volts (should have plenty of headroom for clocking higher). You might be able to run it @ 2400/1.65v with the same timings. Using 2 x 8GB DIMMs performs better than 4 x 4GB (on a dual channel platform), and allows room for expansion to 32GB.
     
  6. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    692 (0.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    122
    Location:
    Toronto
    er why not 2x8gb?

    also gskill...
     
  7. MaximusE

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    202 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Cyprus
  8. ne6togadno

    ne6togadno

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,359 (2.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    600
    Location:
    GMT +2
    how much you are ready to part with
     
  9. MaximusE

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    202 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Cyprus
    i dont care about the money..(at some point) :D

    i just want 4x4gb so i can take all four slots
     
  10. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,555 (1.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    952
    Last I checked scaling really leveled off around 2133, but since Haswell has so much headroom in that department I'd do the 2666C11 kit just for kicks.
     
  11. ne6togadno

    ne6togadno

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,359 (2.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    600
    Location:
    GMT +2
  12. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,555 (1.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    952
  13. MaximusE

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    202 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Cyprus
    i don't get why dominators are so expensive..those gskill cost almost 250usd less with the same latency and speed..
     
  14. Vego

    Vego

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    35 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    28
    i wonder it too, im abot to buy ram for my new rig also and i need to chose between mushkin res series 993997 2133 and corsair platinium 1866
     
  15. shovenose

    shovenose

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    797 (1.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    132
    I've been nothing but happy with Mushkin products. I'm not too fond of Corsair though. I'd get the Mushkin especially because the Mushkin is probably significantly cheaper.
     
  16. emissary42

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    91 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    165
  17. fullinfusion

    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    8,344 (3.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,138
    I'm running a set of CMD8GX3M2A2133C9 2X4GB 1.50V sticks 9-11-10-27 1T

    LOOK HERE
    On my IB Im able to hit 2600Mhz 1.65v with looser timings but really they don't offer much in scaling above 2400MHz.
     
  18. emissary42

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    91 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    165
    That depends on how lose you need to set especially secondary and tertiary timings. Many boards drastically loosen tertiary timings above 2400 @ AUTO for increased stability and with that performance suffers quite a bit.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page