Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Review
“Hey, who's Corsair?” - This is a question that I would hope any PC Builder would know the answer to. Those who can't are clearly living under a rock somewhere in the nether regions of the Australian outback as today the Corsair brand are utterly huge. While the manufacturer's product portfolio has seen huge diversification by offering power supply units, cases, coolers and soon enough premium lager (I kid), their sole speciality was once performance memory.
So long as we have known, Corsair have been ambitious with their products from the days of low latency BH5 and high frequency TCCD DDR memory, to the infamous and highly regarded Micron D9GMH kits on DDR2. Of course, the party didn't stop there as DDR3 has steadily evolved, seeing kits with tighter timings, higher frequencies, lower voltages or all of the above. Today we will be taking a long hard look at one of Corsair's Dominator GT sets for the Socket AM3 platform.
In essence, what we have here is a 4GB dual channel set of memory, sporting a recommended clockspeed of 1600MHz. Of course, clockspeed means little when a kit's latency parameters are about as slack as a benefit fraudster's work ethic...
Thankfully, our sample kit is paired with a very respectable timing configuration of 7-7-7-20. For those who are less clued up on latency parameters, this is very tight indeed. Enough jibber jabber for now, here's a table of specifications to look at.
|Model||2 x 2GB Dominator GT (CMG4GX3M2B1600C7)|
|Intel XMP Profile||No|
|AMD BEMP Profile||Yes|
Active RAM Cooler
Sounds like a product with potential to us. Let's get to the photoshoot...