6GB Corsair Dominator-GT 2000MHz DDR3 Memory E-mail
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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 07 April 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
6GB Corsair Dominator-GT 2000MHz DDR3 Memory
Closer Look: Corsair Dominator-GT DDR3
DDR3 Series Results
RAM Testing Methodology
System Benchmark Tests
Graphics Benchmark Tests
Triple-Channel DDR3 Final Thoughts
Corsair Dominator-GT DDR3 Conclusion

Corsair Dominator-GT 2000MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

Adding more memory to your computer system is one of the easiest ways to improve performance, but adding high-speed memory is also an excellent way to reach that impossible overclock. By allowing the system more headroom to move with the changing interface or bus speeds, high-speed memory can keep up with the overclocked CPU. Video game enthusiasts also stand to gain added performance, since levels and maps will load faster and graphics frame rates will improve.

Overclockers and PC hardware enthusiasts understand that system memory performs best with low latency and fast speeds, but both seldom come in the same package. Corsair offers the exception. Available with XMP eXtreme Memory Profile support, the Corsair Dominator-GT DDR3 memory kit can deliver 2000 MHz at CL7-8-7. Sold in dual- and triple-channel kits, Benchmark Reviews tests the CMG6GX3M3A2000C7 set against a wide range of modules in our RAM tests using the six-core Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor.

Microsoft Windows PCs often suffer from memory starvation. It's true. System memory is one of the most over-looked hardware components in computer systems. Making matter worst, when it comes to 32-bit Operating Systems such as Windows XP or Vista, no more than 4GB of memory can be mapped and utilized. However, the introduction of Microsoft Windows 7 has brought 64-bit computing to the mainstream, and now only the physical limitations of the motherboard can restrict the user-mode virtual address space. So with applications demanding greater memory overhead, once again it has better to utilize as much memory as can be installed into the system.

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When most shoppers compare system memory kits, they often look for the highest speeds for the best price. Everyone is different, but overclockers and performance enthusiasts generally aim for the best combination of low-latency high-speed RAM they can get find. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the performance of a top-speed triple-channel product for the Intel Core-i7 X58-Express platform. The Corsair Dominator-GT 2000MHz DDR3 memory kit (CMG6GX3M3A2000C7) will be compared against several other products and benchmarked for bandwidth and gaming performance. Are the higher speeds worth the money or can this memory kit overclock to their level? By the end of this article, you'll have your answer.

But not all memory is made the same; and even memory of the same speed can have different consumer targets. Corsair offers something for everyone, and it seems that there's a Dominator memory upgrade for every platform used. Casual users can take advantage of their warranty and support, as well as getting tips from their website for better performance. Enthusiasts and overclockers can match the memory kit that best suits their needs.

About Corsair Memory Inccorsair_logo_stacked_100px.png

Founded in 1994, Corsair Memory, Inc., is a worldwide leader in high-performance components for personal computers. Specializing in very high performance memory and ultra-efficient power supplies, our flagship products, Including Dominator memory modules, are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere. Our expertise in design and manufacturing is also evident in our complete line of Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB storage devices. Corsair offers 24/7 customer support via forums and the Tech Support Express helpdesk.



 

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# 6 DIMMs on P55?Hsew 2010-04-07 18:49
"Many dual-channel P55-Express motherboards offer six DIMM slots."

I'm sorry, but the only one that comes to mind is the Gigabyte GA-P55(A)-UD6 which, ironically, is STILL limited to 16GB, which means one must either install 4x4 GB or 4x2 and 2x4 GB to satisfy the limit. What is the point of that board anyway?
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# RE: 6GB Corsair Dominator-GT 2000MHz DDR3 MemoryDavid Ramsey 2010-04-08 12:52
The point of that board is to allow you to make use of any single-sided DIMMs you have laying around. It wouldn't make sense if you were buying all-new memory for a new build.
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# HeightSVH 2010-04-14 12:11
Seems the height of these modules would interfere with many of the higher capacity coolers on the market esp. when all 6 slots are used. What cooler did you use in this test? Would it have interfered if all 6 slots were filled. I am interested because I have the same mainboard and memory but need a higher end cpu cooler.

Cheers.
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# ClearanceOlin Coles 2010-04-14 13:19
I used the ProlimaTech Megahalems on the ASUS P6X58D motherboard. The cooler was situated so that the fan blows towards the back of the case. Although the cooler would perform better if it was situated so the fan would blow towards the top, it would interfere with the DIMM slots.
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