Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 2133MHz DDR3 Review

Editor: Richard Weatherstone  Date: 24-03-13   3 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction


Product On Review: Dominator® Platinum (CMD32GX3M4A2133C9)
Manufacturer & Sponsor: Corsair
Street Price: £367.33 inc. V.A.T.

CORSAIR needs no introduction when it comes to performance memory products, their Dominator range being synonymous with overclockers worldwide. They have been leaders in innovation in the memory market for years so it should come as no surprise that they are once again pushing the boundaries in DDR performance.

Today's review focuses on the new Platinum range, specifically the 2133MHz Quad Channel (8x4GB) kit. With Intel's X79 slowly increasing in popularity, more and more memory manufacturers are beginning to create Quad channel memory kits, none more so than Corsair. Indeed, we use their own Vengeance kit in our test system; such is the robust and reliable performance of Corsair products. The Platinum range is an evolution of that ethos and as the precious metal name suggests, it is the result of years of research, culminating in the pinnacle of their skill to produce the kit we have for review today.



For your average Joe running an X79 machine (is there anyone who is 'average' running X79?), a bog standard 1866Mhz kit would suffice. Terrifically fast and taking advantage of Quad Channel memory with the additional bandwidth it provides, even standard kits for the X79 chipset are a cut above the rest. However, like with sports cars, there are hot hatches and there are cars that are a little more 'exotic'. The Corsair Platinum kit is certainly in the latter category. Costing in excess of £350, it is aimed towards those who require the absolute best from their components without compromise.

Speed isn't everything though. Class leading cooling, is also par for the course with this kit. Couple this with stunning aesthetics as stock but with the added option to customise the aesthetics and the Corsair Platinum kits appear to tick all the boxes which will appeal to the more exclusive among us who demand the best.

The new Corsair Dominator® Platinum builds on the legacy of the world's most awarded high-performance memory, adding a striking new industrial design and LED lighting effects. Like all Dominator memory, they are built using only select memory ICs, highly-screened for performance and stability, and feature our patented DHX® cooling technology, so you can push them to the limit.

Dominator Platinum memory modules are assembled using a “best of the best” IC screening process. Individual ICs are hand-screened to our highest performance threshold, and then the assembled modules undergo more rounds of rigorous screening and stability testing. The result is reliable performance under extreme pressure.


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