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    Default Corsair Announces 2533MHz DDR3

    Fastest Memory Race Heats Up



    The whole 'fastest memory' halo product race is a bit of a farce. In terms of DDR3, Corsair started the race back in 2007 with their first set of Dominator modules, running at 1600Mhz, 10-8-8-24. This has been followed and bested, mainly by Corsair, but with sneak appearances by Kingston, G.Skill and Patriot (see below).

    Available as single sticks from the Corsair website, these new GTX4 modules will set you back $325 for each 2GB stick. With rather slack timings of 9-11-10-30 at 1.65V, each module is handtested using a Core i7 Lynnfield CPU on a Gigabyte P55 motherboard. Michal Nowicki, Corsair's inhouse overclocker, advises that 'most CPUs will require sub-ambient cooling to run [these modules] at their maximum speed'.

    Despite the lifetime warranty and the ability to boast about a 'halo' product, I can't see a point in these sticks - even for overclockers. With such slack timings to begin with, I wonder just how much headroom is available, when other 2400+ kits with better timings are available. At $325 a stick, you really are shooting yourself in the foot.
    Source: http://anandtech.com/show/3705/faste...-2533mhz-ddr3-

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    What a bargain.

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    yup sloppy timings and you need sub ambient temps to use them LOL what's the point?

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    Just got a set of 2400MHz on the bench right now (not Corsair though), we'll see how they OC and if the 2500+ is worth it, soon enough.

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    Well, I'm sure it's better for benchmarking CPU and RAM intensive programs, but for any other purpose, I'm going to guess that it's useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan View Post
    Well, I'm sure it's better for benchmarking CPU and RAM intensive programs, but for any other purpose, I'm going to guess that it's useless.
    Please explain? Im looking into the Dominator gt 2000 c8 modules myself, and would like to educate myself more about them. would you please care to explain why that is, and possibly make a recommendation?
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    I have a set of GSkill 2000 MHz and there good but I haven't been able to get them up to there max speed yet, the highest I have gotten them is MHz, but I'm no OC genie and this is on an AMD system Intel maybe easier to hit those speeds.

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    I made a post in the gigabyte forums concerning the purchase of one of thier motherboards, the x58a-ud5, and I was told they wont work in their mobo. But from what Ive gathered, they should work fine, up to 2200 mhz support by the mobo. But I need to make sure, 100% positive that The components I buy will work without much hassle. If i should make a new thread then please say so, Ill start a new one in the appropriate section in the forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whenyournex2me View Post
    Please explain? Im looking into the Dominator gt 2000 c8 modules myself, and would like to educate myself more about them. would you please care to explain why that is, and possibly make a recommendation?
    Sure.

    Faster RAM has more bandwidth; thus, benchmarks that test RAM bandwidth will show higher scores with this kit. Similarly, benchmarks that are impacted by RAM speed, such as SuperPi 1.5, will also see gains.

    However, in real-world applications, there is no difference. Any gains from RAM speed would be miniscule, and the gain to extra cost ratio would be horribly skewed toward extra cost.

    Unless you're going to be OCing a chip with a locked multiplier, go with cheaper RAM, IMO. Use the saved money for upgrading another part that will show a real gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan View Post
    Sure.

    Faster RAM has more bandwidth; thus, benchmarks that test RAM bandwidth will show higher scores with this kit. Similarly, benchmarks that are impacted by RAM speed, such as SuperPi 1.5, will also see gains.

    However, in real-world applications, there is no difference. Any gains from RAM speed would be miniscule, and the gain to extra cost ratio would be horribly skewed toward extra cost.

    Unless you're going to be OCing a chip with a locked multiplier, go with cheaper RAM, IMO. Use the saved money for upgrading another part that will show a real gain.

    I see. Understood and ty for sharing.

    Would you have an opinion between the Dominator 1600 vs the Dominator gt 1600? I guess I feel that the gt class is really a waist of my money, If Im not looking for performance gains in numbers by benchmarks... Which Im not, but I want a fast computer overall, all around.
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