Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 2133MHz DDR3 Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅24-03-13
First Look

The modules look fantastic. Svelte matt black heatsinks are crowned with aluminium 'light bars' (more on this later). Each module features a sticker across the midriff with the product title (Dominator Platinum), tipped off with the memory speed rating, in our samples case, 2133MHz. The embossed Corsair logo even has a protective sliver to prevent it from being scratched during transit.

We literally cannot fault the looks of this module. If you like minimalist then this suits yet it is complex enough thanks to the hidden fins of the heatsink which hint at the performance lurking beneath the ribbed heatsink.

The rear of the module shows us everything we need to know about the kit as all of the specifications are in place. Memory size, bandwidth, latencies and voltage, even the version number is present should you wish to match this kit with one from the same batch.

The astute among you may notice that this memory kit comes with Corsair's 'Link' system which will allow the fitting of and Airflow Pro module (available separately). This then connects with Corsair Link system for monitoring and control solutions for real-time activity and temperature monitoring.

Inevitably, having such a glorious heatsink means that this module will be bigger than the actual PCB which may be an issue for some, especially those who use large CPU coolers with memory sockets close to the CPU area. The good news however is that the light bar is removable which should bring the height down to a more manageable level.

The aluminium light bar is etched with the Dominator logo for the pretentious out there. No stone unturned seems to be the Corsair policy here and we like it!

With the kit installed, we can see the glow emitted from the light bar, shining down and lighting up each module with a soft, clean glow.

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