Corsair Releases Dominator Platinum DDR4 3400MHz Memory Kits

Subject: Memory | March 23, 2015 - 02:08 PM |
Tagged: overclocking, Dominator Platinum Series, ddr4-3400, ddr4, corsair

Speaking of components at the $999 price point, Corsair has just released a RAM kit aimed at the serious overclocker.  The Dominator Platinum Series 16GB DDR4-3400MHz kit now holds the record for fastest overclock at an impressive 4365.6MHz achieved on the Gigabyte X99-SOC board; you will be seeing more of both the motherboard and these DIMMs on this page in the near future. 

If you are looking for RAM that operates well using LN2 and serious overclocking these Corsair DIMMs are currently the best in class on the market.

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Platinum Series DDR4 3400MHz 16GB memory kits which debuted at CES in January. The new kits are performance tuned to run air-cooled at an incredible 3400MHz and beyond on the Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion motherboard. The memory and motherboard duo together create one of the highest performance enthusiast PC platforms currently available.

Dominator Platinum Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 3400MHz DDR4 Memory
The fastest DDR4 memory available from Corsair, the Dominator Platinum 3400MHz 16GB (4x4GB, 16-18-18-36) memory kits have a striking industrial with an orange anodized heat spreader that matches the color scheme on Gigabyte SOC motherboards. Like all Dominator Platinum memory modules, the new kits have patented DHX technology for cooler operation, user-swappable colored “light pipes” for customizable downwash lighting, and Corsair Link compatibility for real-time temperature monitoring. Dominator Platinum memory is built with hand-screened ICs, undergoes rigorous performance testing, and incorporates state-of-the-art cooling for reliable performance in demanding environments.

“Each Dominator Platinum 3400MHz DDR4 memory module is built with hand-picked ICs and tuned timing parameters to achieve blistering performance on Gigabyte’s X99-SOC Champion extreme overclocking motherboard,” said Thi La, Chief Operating Officer at Corsair. “Achieving insanely fast memory clock speeds is just the beginning. We can’t wait to see the incredible high-performance machines that PC enthusiasts create with them.”

“Our Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion is engineered with highly optimized trace paths between the processor and DIMM sockets to enable incredible memory clock speeds,” said Colin Brix, Director of Marketing of Gigabyte’s Motherboard Business Unit. “We worked with Corsair to tune an exceptional edition of Dominator Platinum DDR4 that can help overclockers push the X99-SOC Champion to reach unprecedented memory speeds.”

World Record for Fastest DDR4 Memory Frequency
On March 20, professional overclocker Hicookie set the world record for fastest DDR4 memory frequency using the Corsair Dominator 3400MHz DDR4 memory and Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion motherboard. Using liquid nitrogen, Hicookie established a record-breaking speed of 4365.6MHz.

Source: Corsair

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March 23, 2015 | 05:04 PM - Posted by pdjblum

I guess we should be happy that all these flagships are not $1000.00. $999 (imagine Josh saying it in his inimitable way) is so much more affordable, as I am sure you will agree Jeremy. We better go to the bank and arrange a loan now while it is still below $1000. I can't imagine how much faster my system would be with this memory. Not much I would guess. Don't get me wrong. I love high end tech; I just wish it was not priced out of my reach, as more and more of it seems to be these days.

March 23, 2015 | 05:33 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

'State of the art' cooling for RAM?
I suppose, if you're getting this for the bragging rights- and I can't imagine why else you would- you might as well take all the marketting buzzwords you can get.

March 23, 2015 | 06:05 PM - Posted by John P (not verified)

I have seen engineers at memory companies say that memory cooling is only eyecandy.

March 23, 2015 | 08:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Heatspreaders yes just eye candy but if there is some sort of active cooling including a fan on memory it can certainly help with stability.

March 24, 2015 | 08:51 AM - Posted by collie

not 100% eye candy, memory does get hot, not like a cpu but it does get hot, and propper heat dispensation helps with stability, THAT SAID the masive finns and composite mettals and colors and stuff IS all overkill un-nessasary eye-candy. (cool lookin tho)

HOWEVER at 3400Mhz I wonder...... It'd be cool to rip off the heat-sync of one and run a side by side heat comparison, maybe it does need SOME of that fancy cooling.

March 24, 2015 | 09:06 AM - Posted by collie

AND ALSO memory heat increased DRAMATICALY when you OC it, like drasticaly, tiny boost in performance masive boost in heat. I dont understand why people OC ram, but they do and they need all the cooling they can get.

STILL you are mostly corect, mostly just bling. That said in this rig I'm on I have some of the prettiest shiny blue massive fins on my ram, it just looks awesome, like 4 rows of perfect warriors, ready to go to war. 10 years ago I would NEVER spend one extra penny on ascetics for my pc, NOT ONE PENNY, but times change, we grow. *

April 2, 2015 | 05:26 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Does anyone know when 16gb single module that are not server memory will be available?

April 2, 2015 | 05:30 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Same guy - Also, I believe that the cooling does help a little bit albeit not all that much, especially for the price. I would have to do alot more researching on my part but I do agree with user: Collie, it would be nice to see a side-by-side comparison chart with and without the heat spreaders. :) (at various Voltages and Frequencies, of course ;) ].

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