Corsair isn't the only kit to have listed on their website memory that comes in at 2400MHz DDR. The difference, however, is that the Corsair kit is here, in our hands and proving to us that it's ready to rock and roll.
As always, a decision will have to be made. Like the 2250MHz DDR kit, this memory is bought by the piece. Unlike the GTX2 2250MHz DDR modules, though, this is a kit designed for the P55 platform instead of the P55 and X58. If high performance memory is what you're after and you're on an X58 machine, then the GTX2 kit is what you're going to want.
On the other hand, if you're running a P55 you have to decide if you want slightly lower clock speeds with more aggressive timings or higher clock speeds with more relaxed timings. If it was me personally, I would opt for the GTX2 kit, but that's only because I was able to achieve 2350MHz DDR on that kit. Since we can't guarantee you would have the same luck, if raw MHz is what you're after then the GTX1 kit we're looking at today is going to be a better option.
Throw in the fact that if you really take the time to work with the timings and voltages and move slightly away from the 9-11-9-27 setup, you might be able to achieve even more MHz. What this is going to offer you is more raw power thanks to the speed you're getting. Throw in the fact that your CPU could be running hundreds of MHz faster, it's an open and shut case for many.
If you're all about the MHz, this is going to be the kit to get. You're going to give your whole system more breathing room and really give it a chance to stand out. In saying that, it's crazy to think that the GTX2 kit and it' more aggressive timings at 2250MHz DDR won't do the same.
Like the GTX2 kit, it's recommended that you fork out the extra few dollars to buy some active cooling for the modules. While not necessary, it's highly recommended and while not pictured in this review, the Corsair Airflow from the previous kit we looked at was used.
To be honest, I'm ecstatic that all I have to do is tell you if this kit of RAM kicks ass and not to make the decision on what kit you should buy. For the record, however, this RAM does kick some serious ass!
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Packaging and Modules]
- Page 3 [Overclocking]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and wPrime]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Everest Ultimate Edition]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - SiSoft Sandra]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Sciencemark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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