As memory companies continue to push the boundaries in the world of DDR2 memory, Corsair have taken their lineup a notch higher with the release of their new "DHX XMS2 Dominator PC2-8888 modules" rated for a whopping 1111MHz with a CAS latency of 4.
One of the other major highlights is the extreme heatsink/*fan* solution used; Yep, you get a "DOMINATOR" Airflow fan as well as the Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX) heatsink solution for these puppies.
Due to the expected high price tag though, Corsair have also intro'd a pair of more affordable 2GB PC2-8500 CL5 kits with the same heatsinks.
Fremont, CA (August 28th, 2006) -Corsair® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today unveiled the latest innovation in high performance module design, Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX™) technology. This performance and reliability enhancing technology will be available in the latest memory product line from Corsair also launched today, the DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR™ Series. The advances provided by DHX enable the world's first PC2-8888 C4 (1111MHz at CAS Latency 4) speed rating on a production pair of 1 GByte modules.
The DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR PC2-8888 C4 module will also feature a Corsair DOMINATOR Airflow fan that provides vastly increased air circulation through the module heat sink. To complement the launch of the PC2-8888 module Corsair will also offer a lower cost PC2-8500 C5 module for customers who want the added features of DHX without requiring the additional speed boost provided by the PC2-8888 C4 solution.