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Solid State Drives are generally acknowledged as the most cost-effective single upgrade for a personal computer, since mechanical hard disk drives are the biggest bottleneck in most systems. But what is the next upgrade when you eliminate that bottleneck?

Many enthusiasts and overclockers are constantly trying to achieve the highest performance possible in their systems, whether they are trying to break a benchmark record or not. Corsair has designed its new Dominator GTX1 DDR3 memory modules specifically for this market.

Corsair Dominator GTX1 modules use DDR3 memory chips that are individually hand-screened and tested on multiple high-performance Intel P55 chipset platforms. Intel introduced its Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP) with predefined and certified memory optimizations to make overclocking on computers using Intel chipsets easier for consumers.

Intel has certified the Dominator GTX1 at a frequency of 2333MHz, but they are also guaranteed by Corsair to operate at up to 2400MHz at timings of 9-11-9-27 at 1.65V. The modules use Corsair's patented DHX+ technology, which features specially designed  heatsinks and a custom-designed PCB that allows both the front and rear of the memory ICs and  the printed circuit board itself to be cooled.

“Building the fastest memory for extreme overclockers and enthusiasts requires considerable engineering expertise, combined with a unique understanding of the complexities of overclocking,” said Kevin Conley, VP of Engineering at Corsair. “Intel is one of the most meticulous and sophisticated technology companies in the world, and so achieving XMP-Ready certification at the astonishing frequency of 2333MHz once again clearly demonstrates Corsair’s performance leadership.”

Corsair Dominator GTX 2GB modules are available exclusively from Corsair’s online store for $200 each. Availability is extremely limited and is on a first come, first served basis only.

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Well first issue not memory
By VultureTX on 1/22/2010 9:42:53 AM , Rating: 4
This assumes that your motherboard is not the bottleneck. And that the BIOS can handle that memory. Much less the actual layout is stable since I know the EEs who designed that PCB did not have any reference memory laying around to actually test it at those tweaked speeds.

RE: Well first issue not memory
By VultureTX on 1/22/2010 9:45:55 AM , Rating: 2
sorry I was talking about OCing above the base intel, since anyone spending that much is going to push it and tolerances are really tight at the bleeding edge.

RE: Well first issue not memory
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RE: Well first issue not memory
By Shig on 1/22/2010 1:02:15 PM , Rating: 3
If you spend 600$ on memory (Tri-channel i7), I would hope you know what you're doing.

RE: Well first issue not memory
By ImSpartacus on 1/22/2010 5:48:11 PM , Rating: 2
The only people that buy these are hardcore overclockers that just don't want to worry about a RAM bottleneck.

And they don't mess around with tri-channel if they are going for a CPU overclock, they just get a single stick and run it at whatever settings work best with the CPU.

Products like this are flagships. They aren't sold in mass quantities.

RE: Well first issue not memory
By HrilL on 1/22/2010 7:07:21 PM , Rating: 2
People are more likely to get 6 of these chips since someone that hardcore won't want anything less than 12GB of ram.

RE: Well first issue not memory
By OKMIJN4455 on 1/24/10, Rating: -1
RE: Well first issue not memory
By WUMINJUN on 1/24/10, Rating: -1
wtf for?
By plimogs on 1/23/2010 2:14:13 AM , Rating: 2
Seriously, are the people buying this using them for something except benchmarking how fast their memory/cpu runs?

Is anyone in their right mind going to pay 600$ for a 6GB tri-channel kit to play their favorite game of WoW or LFD2 or Total War or Age of Conan or whatever? when they could pay 180$ for 85%-90% of the performance and keep the rest for ANOTHER CPU/MOBO/RAM system in 1-2 years? This sort of thing is a complete waste and anyone who spends the money is a complete sucker, IMHO - not to say a computer hardware obsessed tard...

And no, trying to calculate known values of Pi fractions of a second faster than the last time that you calculated them is NOT a worthwhile enterprise, IMHO. And No, 2-5 extra FPS for 400$ is not a wise investment, no matter which way you look try to look at it! And no, it's not because it's your cash, and you'll damn well spend it how you like, that it's not a ridiculous waste of good money.

RE: wtf for?
By Camikazi on 1/23/2010 7:48:20 PM , Rating: 2
Those might not be wise investments (and I agree with you) but whether they are worth it or not is up to the person with the money to buy it.

RE: wtf for?
By Reclaimer77 on 1/23/2010 7:54:38 PM , Rating: 2
For crazies who not only want the top OC, but they want it to be stable with the highest ram timings and speed possible.

RE: wtf for?
By jurassic512 on 1/25/2010 7:54:51 AM , Rating: 2
Seriously, are the people buying this using them for something except benchmarking how fast their memory/cpu runs?

So you're also totally against faster CPU's and SSD's too?

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