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Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:28 pm

Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Last month on July 1st, Corsair Memory announced the immediate availability of a new DOMINATOR DDR3 memory kit running at 2133MHz. The launch of this memory kit made it the world’s fastest DDR3 memory solution in production volume, a title that it still holds over a month later. Read on to see how this kit does on an EVGA nForce 790i SLI Ultra motherboard at 2135MHz.

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The Corsair TW3X2G2133C9DF memory kit is a very impressive memory kit that was found to be 100% stable at these insane clock frequencies. Running at 2133MHz is no joke and it's still beyond what most platforms today are capable of running. To be honest the nForce 790i SLI is pushed nearly to its limits running memory this fast! Not once did the system blue screen and crash, but the cold booting issue was obvious for the week that I dedicated to using this memory on the EVGA nForce 790i SLI Ultra motherboard.


Article Title: Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit
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Re: Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Postby Zertz » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:20 pm

2.1GHz RAM, that's just sick. Too bad the platform can't put all that bandwidth to good use
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Re: Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Postby aircommando13 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:52 pm

tht's borderline ridiculous, why can't they just wait a year or two and then make the same model for half the price with newer technology
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Re: Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Postby Gomeler » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:33 am

That kit badly needs a 500FSB or higher to actually utilize the bandwidth. Definitely not a kit for the average consumer, to get the most out of it you'd really want to run CAS8 and some tight sub-timings. A nice e-peen extender though 8)
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Re: Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Postby ratNukit » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:19 am

I think it really needs more bandwidth, I'm getting similar results on everest 4.50 ultimate with my ddr2 at 800Mhz, thought this kit with over 2Ghz would pull away. :mrgreen:

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It's not the same system though, but I got my ram because they had the lowest price: 36 € :mrgreen:
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Re: Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:53 am

I just wanted to let everyone know that based on your feedback that I have gone back and did new benchmarking at 462MHz FSB in addition to the 410MHz FSB that I did the benchmarking at originally. This 52MHz boost in FSB did increase the performance on the kit, so be sure to take a look.

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With the Front Side Bus manually set to 462MHz x 8 (3.696GHz) the memory performed much better than 410MHz x 9 (3.690GHz) as you can see from the chart above... Enjoy the new charts and additional testing... I'm going to take a nap.
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Re: Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Postby gwolfman » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:22 am

"Take a nap" lol

Thanks for the review. Just another confirmation that I should waste ridiculous money on memory speeds. I'd rather spend it on a better CPU or GFX card.
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Re: Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Postby jnanster » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:13 am

Super thorough review with with great information, Thanks.
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