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Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3400 Memory Review

Subject: Memory
Manufacturer: Corsair

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Introduction

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Working in concert with GIGABYTE, Corsair developed the Dominator Platinum DDR4-3400 16GB kit to pair up perfectly with the X99-SOC Champion motherboard. The DDR4 modules feature orange anodized heat spreaders that exactly match the SOC-Champion's color scheme as well as two Dominator Vengeance Platinum memory coolers with integrated orange LEDs. The memory modules are build with hand-screened ICs to ensure the rigorous quality demands necessary for achieving the rated speeds.

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The modules included in the Dominator Platinum DDR4-3400 16GB kit toute many design innovations enabling them to maintain their rated speed, such as the latest version of Corsairs Dominator DHX aluminum heat spreader which directly cools the specially designed PCB and hand-sorted ICs for module construction. The modules are optimized for use with the Intel® Core™ “Haswell-E” CPUs and the Intel X99 platform and include support for the latest version of Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile), XMP 2.0.

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Packaged in with the Dominator Platinum DDR4 modules are 2 sets of the Dominator Airflow Platinum Memory Fan kits. The fan kits are designed to latch onto the board memory slots and blow air downward over the memory modules, ensuring optimal temperature operation. The fan kits are constructed of two 50mm LED fans in the base unit with embedded orange LEDs to match the coloration of the module heat spreaders and the GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion board.

Technical Specifications (taken from the Corsair website)

Dominator Platinum DDR4-3400 Memory Specifications
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Fan Included Dominator Airflow Platinum LED Fan
Heat Spreader Aluminum with DHX
Memory Configuration Dual / Quad Channel
Memory Series Dominator Platinum
Memory Type DDR4
Package Memory Format Unbuffered DIMM
Package Memory Pin 288 Pin
Performance Profile XMP 2.0
Memory Size 16GB Kit (4 x 4GB)
SPD Latency 15-15-15-36
SPD Speed 2133MHz
SPD Voltage 1.2V
Speed Rating PC4-27200 (3400MHz)
Tested Latency 16-18-18-40
Tested Speed 3400MHz
Tested Voltage 1.35V
Dominator Platinum LED Memory Fan kit specifications
Model 2 x 50mm PWM fan
Bearing Ball Bearing
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 3,700 RPM
Max. Airflow 10.6 CFM

 

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April 3, 2015 | 03:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

on the benchmarks you put ddr-3200 and not 3400

April 3, 2015 | 04:21 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

The test setup page explains this.  Benchmarks were run at 3200MHz, not 3400MHz b/c 3200MHz was achievable with 100MHz base clock while 3400MHz speed required overclocking of the base clock speed to 127.5MHz.  This overclocking would have skewed the benchmark results, making them not a good basis of comparison to the non overclocked numbers.

April 3, 2015 | 07:19 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is overclocking the base clock bad?

April 3, 2015 | 08:54 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

No overclocking the base clock is not bad, it just affects the running speed of all other components in the system, adding some stress to those components.  The gear ratio settngs help with that, but you are still running the components at a higher base speed with a lower ratio setting.

I did try running the memory at 34 x 100, but it was not stable at all with the 34x multiplier on the board.  The 32x multiplier was the highest memory multiplier that would remain stable at the stock base clock speed...

April 7, 2015 | 06:09 PM - Posted by Bob (not verified)

Running stable here at 34x100 (DDR4-3400) on my Rampage V Extreme with a decent 5960x. Maybe you should switch boards. ;)

April 3, 2015 | 05:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

so you dont show the actual potential of the product, just undercut its performance so things aren't "skewed."

April 3, 2015 | 06:14 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The "potential" of the product is indeed shown: it cannot run at full speed without overclocking the CPU.

If Corsair wanted it benchmarked at full speed, they should have made it capable of running at the rated speed without needing overclocking. I'd feel absolutely ripped off if I paid $1000 for memory and it couldn't even run at it's rated speed.

April 4, 2015 | 09:56 PM - Posted by Sabishii Hito (not verified)

There's nothing Corsair can do about what DRAM ratios work on which BCLK straps, that's all Intel. 3200 is the highest you can go on 100BCLK, period.

April 3, 2015 | 10:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

was expecting better timing by now

April 4, 2015 | 05:06 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Corsair didnt get the memo. The 90s light up disco ball PCs are over. That RAM is ugly but hey its got cool lights the per-verbal spinners.

April 4, 2015 | 09:29 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

1000 $ for a Kit of RAM. I thought those times where long gone and buried forever.

April 4, 2015 | 04:29 PM - Posted by pdjblum

It is an anonymous epidemic. Save us before it is too late.

April 4, 2015 | 04:32 PM - Posted by pdjblum

This might come off sounding bigoted and ignorant, but I find it hard to tell anonymi apart. No doubt they are not an endangered species, at least in these parts.

April 6, 2015 | 09:59 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

lol what a waste of copper and silicon. this ddr4 is too expensive, too bulky, and held back back the current batch of cpus. someone forgot to tell ddr4 makers that we're still in the ddr3 era.

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