Corsair 1250MHz DDR2 Memory launched at CES

Posted on Monday, Jan 08 2007 @ 14:41 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Corsairunveiled the new TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF DOMINATOR memory kits. Designed for overclocking and achieving the highest frequencies in mind, the TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF DOMINATOR is rated and tested at a frequency of 1250MHz, thus making it the world’s highest frequency production ready memory. Specially designed for NVIDIA nForce 680 SLI media and communications (MCP)-based motherboards, the new DOMINATOR extends Corsairs leadership in enthusiast memory.

As a part of the CES live demonstrations, Corsair has partnered with Charles Wirth – world renowned extreme overclocker known as Fugger and the owner of the popular web site Xtremesystems – to host an overclocking workshop where world records are expected to be re-written with the new TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF DOMINATOR.

Bringing production-ready PC10000 2GB kits to market ahead of the introduction of DDR3 is an exceptional achievement,” commented John Beekley, VP of Applications Engineering at Corsair. “The most exciting news about the release is that we will begin shipping these kits soon after the show. Consumers can benefit from the memory technology breakthrough immediately and enjoy an enhanced PC experience.”

The TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF DOMINATOR is the newest member of the DOMINATOR family designed to unleash the performance of the NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI-based platform. Each module of memory is built to Corsair’s legendary quality and reliability standards. Every RAM is highly scrutinized and must pass Corsair’s aggressive speed screening process. The TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF DOMINATOR is certified by NVIDIA as SLI-Ready Memory, joining the NVIDIA SLI technology ecosystem to provide a building foundation for an ultimate performance PC.

All DOMINATOR memory modules feature Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP), co-developed by NVIDIA and Corsair. This new open standard enhances the Serial Presence Detect (SPD), thus simplifying overclocking for beginners and providing unparalleled control for experts n order to protect components when overclocking, Corsair engineers have developed a unique design that maximizes heat dissipation, even in the most extremely overclocked DDR2 modules. Called Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX) technology, this innovative quad-layer heat sink design provides maximum thermal dissipation.

With DHX technology, heat is dissipated through two paths - the leads of the BGA chips into the printed circuit board (PCB) and the back of the BGA packages into the high-performance extruded aluminum heat sinks. Modules can be cooled further using Corsair’s DOMINATOR Airflow Fans included within each kit. These fans offer direct airflow to the DOMINATOR modules for increased thermal dissipation and active heat transfer away from the module. The results of recent benchmarks speak for themselves: A DOMINATOR heat sink assembly, using DHX technology and the addition of the Airflow fan, allowed a Corsair module to reach reliable performance at PC10560 or 1320MHz at CAS 5 settings.

TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF DOMINATOR Features:
  • Tested as matched pairs at guaranteed speed of 1250 MHz
  • Latency Timings: 5-5-5-15-2T
  • Memory voltage: 2.4V
The TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF DOMINATOR 2GB kits will be available by the end of January.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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