DDR3 getting closer to syncing with the CPU
Subject: Memory | February 16, 2009 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With Corsair's new Dominator GTs running at 2.0GHz, they are only 660MHz off of the default speed of a Core i7 720. Though the multipliers are completely different; it is something to see the speed of RAM approaching the same speeds as modern processors. These new Dominators will be be available only by ordering direct from Corsair, so hopefully these 2GHz @ 9-9-9-28 will have gone through even more rigorous
testing than retail DIMMs. HEXUS's testing would verify that, they hit 2,100MHz @ 7-8-7-26 on 1T.
"Officially supporting DDR3-1,066 memory, Core i7's memory-controller speed can be jolted
up, via the motherboard's BIOS, to support higher frequencies, and that's why we see an
abundance of DDR3-1,333+ memory available.
At the very high-end of the scale sits DDR3-2,000, for ultimate performance, and Corsair
has now launched modules on its online site.
We were fortunate enough to snag a 6GB pack of DOMINATOR GT 2GHz, which represents the
vanguard of things to come by providing extreme speeds and (relatively) low latencies to
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Kingston HyperX T1
3GB & 6GB 2000MHz DDR3 Memory Review @ Legit Reviews
- OCZ 6GB Triple-Channel 1333
MHz DDR3 Memory Kit @ Benchmark Reviews
- G. Skill Pi Black
DDR3-1600 6 Gig Triple Channel Memory Kit @ Bjorn3D
- 3GB vs. 6GB Memory Performance Analysis on X58 @
- Crucial PC3 10600 3x2GB Tri Channel Kit Review @ OCC
- Patriot Viper DDR3-1600MHz 6GB Memory Kit @ Hardware Logic
- GeIL EVO Cyclone Memory Cooler @ InsideHW
- To DDR3 or Not - AM3 Phenom II DDR3 Performance Drilldown @ Hardware