TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,157 Reviews & Articles | 39,563 News Posts

Corsair Dominator 1600MHz 6GB Triple Channel DDR3 Memory Kit - Test System Setup and EVEREST

Now that Core i7's the new trend for enthusiasts, Corsair's Dominator series memory returns in triple channel flavour.

| DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Nov 26, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 78%Manufacturer: Corsair

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Core i7 Extreme 965 (24x133MHz)

 

Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Hard Disk: Intel SSD X25-M80GB (Supplied by Intel.)

 

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Cooling: Intel Stock Cooling

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista X64 SP1

 

Drivers: Intel INF 9.1.0.1007, Forceware 178.24

 

Today's tests see us using the Core i7 again with the ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard. This board is impressive to say the least and has proven to overclock if need be. With this being our first and only DDR3 triple channel kit, we haven't anything to really test it against, so we will be doing it alone for this round.

 

For our stock tests we used a 1066MHz clock which is the highest JEDEC standard that the Core i7 supports; Intel hasn't used 1333MHz specs on the Core i7. We then move up to the XMP profile on the modules which is 1600MHz and finally we clock manually to our highest speed which was 1650MHz using the XMP timings.

 

EVEREST Ultimate Edition

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2006

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Buy It Here

 

 

EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.

 

Corsair Dominator 1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Kit

 

Corsair Dominator 1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Kit

 

Starting off with EVEREST we see that the Core i7 really loves memory bandwidth, thanks to its on-package memory controller. Moving from 1066MHz to 1600MHz we see a bit of a boost in the synthetic memory performance. However, when going from 1600MHz to 1650MHz there is almost no improvement.

 

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more RAM content at our RAM reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases