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Corsair Dominator DDR3 2133MHz 2GB Kit

By: Cameron Johnson | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Aug 6, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Corsair Memory

Test System


Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500


Motherboard: GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Hard Disk: 500GB Western Digital SE16 (Supplied by Western Digital)


Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1


Drivers: Intel INF, Forceware 175.16


Today's tests consist of the Corsair Dominator 2133MHz kit and our tried and true OCZ 1600MHz XMP series. Our tests today include three settings; 1333MHz which is the highest DDR3 JEDEC standard, 1600MHz which is the highest XMP profile Intel X48 supports and then to our OC tests. Our Corsair was running at 2160MHz while our OCZ managed 1750MHz max speeds.


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Corsair Dominator DDR3 2133MHz 2GB Kit


Corsair Dominator DDR3 2133MHz 2GB Kit


At 1333MHz the OCZ memory has a slightly better timing profile and manages to sneak a little bit ahead. The same occurs at 1600MHz with its timings using XMP still being quite tight. However, when we hit OC the extra bandwidth of the Corsair memory makes it a formidable choice.


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