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.