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Corsair Sets New Overclocking World Record

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Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced that it has set a new world record with a memory frequency of 1733.8MHz (DDR3-3467) using Corsair Dominator GT CMGTX6 extreme-performance DDR3 memory.

World champion overclocker and Corsair employee Jake "Planet" Crimmins set the new record at Corsair's laboratory with a custom-designed, liquid nitrogen cooled PC based on an AMD FX-8150 processor and equipped with 1GB of Dominator GT extreme-performance DDR3 memory. The system was powered by a Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 fully modular power supply.

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Impressive
 
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WOW! 1GB! can it run crysis lol jk they should try it with 4-8GB :p
 

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WOW! 1GB! can it run crysis lol jk they should try it with 4-8GB :p
was GTX6 sticks, so 1GB per stick, 2625 MHz stock, 9-11-10-30 timings, 1.65v(ultra-high bin PSC):

GTX6_phase.jpg


was probably maxmem set to 1GB is Windows, ran as a dual pair?
 

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/me is not impressed
call me when they have 4GB of 3Ghz ram at decent timings
 
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it can be easily broken by g skill ripjaws
 
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Ripjaws are piss poor RAM.... at least Corsair is quality.
 
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Ripjaws are piss poor RAM.... at least Corsair is quality.
I wouldnt go as far to say that.Ive had far more quality memory that was gskill than corsair. Infact the only "good" memory from Corsair is dominators if you get the right kit.

was GTX6 sticks, so 1GB per stick, 2625 MHz stock, 9-11-10-30 timings, 1.65v(ultra-high bin PSC):

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44479&stc=1&d=1322034533
was probably maxmem set to 1GB is Windows, ran as a dual pair?
But dave the picture shows two sticks but cpu-z is showing 1GB? 2 x 512 is what im thinking, do they even make 512 sticks anymore?:p
 

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ripjaws clock like crazy.
 

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Funny, that most highend corsair and gskill modules, both use PSC ICs... :D
i can say tho from experience, that corsair is really extreme with binning, as the products that are not the highest bins, tend to OC worser with Corsair, then they do with other manufacturers midend bins.
 

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ripjaws clock like crazy.
Every decent memory companies has some sticks that clock well. You simply cannot make a statement like this, because some Ripjaws clock poorly. Just like some Dominators clock well, and others don't. It's all about the IC's they've chosen to use in the sticks.
 
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/me is not impressed
call me when they have 4GB of 3Ghz ram at decent timings
are you serious???

the article just told you they ran it @ almost 3.5Ghz.......

and you want a courtesy call when they hit 3 huh.....
 

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are you serious???

the article just told you they ran it @ almost 3.5Ghz.......

and you want a courtesy call when they hit 3 huh.....
It only took over a year for him to hit that frequency...:laugh:


The thing is that these speeds aren't possible with a product you can go and buy, so the numbers for most, are just useless. Spending hours to get a validation hardly accounts for something most would call impressive...when we can all go buy ram that hits that speed, then yes, people MIGHT get excited.

Otherwise it's yet another showing of what $1000's in LN2 can get you. Too bad most people are too broke to even try.
 
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Yep, PSC but aren't your regular PSC. They don't sell these (as GTX6 or any other brand). PSC's mostly sell at 2200 Mhz; these are specifically made sticks for them (until they get released). I'd still prefer my Hyper's since we everyday users are stuck around 2000 Mhz, that and Elpida Hypers get lower timings. If only Elpida kept on improving them and didn't discontinue...
 

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While it is an impressive feat, I don't really think it is relevant. At least with processor clock records, the processor clock speed makes major affects on performance, and allows for software/benchmarking records to be broken.

However, RAM, isn't the same. It has little impact on performance in current platforms. And with a processor only at 4.1GHz, it has no impact. And even more, with both camps moving towards and unlocked multiplier being the way to overclock, RAM is becoming even less relevant. You use to buy high speed RAM to allow a higher FSB/BCLK, since the RAM is linked to these directly and rasing one raises the other. However, with Intel moving towards an pretty much locked BCLK, and AMD releasing pretty much all their processors in the current generation with unlocked multipliers, achieving high FSB/BCLK numbers isn't important anymore, so neither is highly overclockable RAM. You can pretty much stick any DDR3-1600 kit in your system and be perfectly fine.
 

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I see it as laying early ground work for DDR4:D
 

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Clocking ram from two years ago is preparing for the future? How so?


:nutkick:

Personally, I would have rathered have seen 2600 MHz on air, and for sale, rather than a demo with old sticks that are now discontinued. Currently, the highest speed bin for 2 GB sticks that Corsair has is 1866 Mhz. I just returned two sets of 2133 MHz which they were incapable of replacing for me. So instead, they refunded me the cost I paid for those DIMMS two years ago...@ like over $250 a set.

I'm gonna take that cash, buy a 16GB set of 2133 MHz Dominator GTs for my SB-E rig(whenever they actually are in stock), and then put $100 back in my pocket. Or I could jsut wait for Corsair to send me a set for review purposes...:roll:


Corsair, you don't realize why, but you rock. :laugh:
 

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Get some Hypers from eBay. Win. :cool:
I already have Hypers. I prefer PSC, which is what i returned to Corsair.


My Hypers do 9-10-9-28 2133 MHz @ 1.5v. They are of limited use of newer platforms, however. Sad to say, but the Hyper Era is very much dead unless you run older hardware.


Ram tweaking is one of my favorite things. I was bitching about TRFC settings in BIOS before that was ever an option, and DFI's NF4 boards were still in their infancy. If there's an IC on the market, I tend to buy, and NEW...I don't buy used goods very often, and never components. Cooling and cases, used is no problem...

I'm one of those guys that can identify a memory IC just by looking at it, even if the IC's surface has been scrubbed of all markings, or the heatspeader is epoxied on. Which is a big reason why 1155 was a big disappointment for me...no tweaking to be had, really.
 
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Yeah, 2 GB per-stick and chips are nowhere to be found. If you get a better one, it'll outperform PSC around 2000 Mhz. PSC (GT 2200 etc.) get down to 8-9 around 2000, while top end Hypers do it at 7-7.
 

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Hypers are good until you blow up a P55 socket running 2000mhz 6-6-6-18:roll:
Of course that was my fault, and I still have a couple of sets of Hypers including the Corsairs that abused my socket;) They are fun to play with, but the draw on those is way different than what PCS chips draw.

@ dave, it tells me manufacturers need to get off their bums and do something about Corsair taking year old stick and making a scene with then, even if limited by capacity of the stick. This is what I meant about laying the ground work, it proves there is still interest in insane memory speeds, even if it does nothing but increase epeen length.
 

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Yeah, 2 GB per-stick and chips are nowhere to be found. If you get a better one, it'll outperform PSC around 2000 Mhz. PSC (GT 2200 etc.) get down to 8-9 around 2000, while top end Hypers do it at 7-7.
Yeah, 2000 Mhz is 2010, dude. We're almost @ 2012.


Thuban and BD can easily top 2000, as can Intel chips(Thuban prefers PSC it seems, anyway). Like I said, hypers are good for old hardware, and as a reviewer, I don't really have time to play with old stuff any more.