Corsair has been able to produce the most impressive DDR-2 module to come into our labs in terms of raw performance attainable. OCZ FlexXLC memory did have the bling factor of running water cooling to keep the RAM operating icy cool as well as aid in extended life. Although, if you don't have some RAM cooling setup, you are forced to run passive cooling, which will obviously mean the modules are probably operating hotter than desirable. Corsair has done something about this and rather than going with water cooling like OCZ, Dominator PC2-10000 gives you a nifty cooling system to keep the modules nice and cool when pushing things to the limit.
One thing that doesn't sit well with us is the extreme price of Corsair's latest memory. These are some of the most expensive memory modules available on the market and easily the most expensive DDR-2 modules that we have ever tested. At least in Australia, the OCZ FlexXLC modules come in at around $125 AUD (or about $97 USD) cheaper than that of the latest Dominator modules sitting at the very top of the price range. They are clearly not for the average Joe consumer, that doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out.
Even though an extra $100 bucks or thereabouts may sound like a lot, when you are already willing to spend over $650 USD on a 2GB DDR-2 memory kit (such as the OCZ FlexXLC), the extra money spent probably isn't going to hurt you all that much, to be honest. At the end of the day, there is not a huge difference in overall performance between the fastest memory from OCZ and Corsair but for enthusiasts, every last little drop of it counts.
Although, for the speed and great features on offer, it's up to you to decide if this is the memory you're after if you are super serious enough about your overclocking or 3DMark world record breaking hobby. If that's what you're into, Corsair's XMS2 Dominator PC2-10000 memory is the very best money can buy, at least for now.
Fastest DDR-2 modules on the market
Highest memory clock speeds reached in our labs
Included DHX cooling keeps the modules cool when overclocked
Voltage protection up to 2.4 volts under warranty
Naturally great performance on offer
Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP)
Height restricted cases may have problems with size
Rating - 9.5 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Performance Award!
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