Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Review

Packaging & Initial Impressions

Packaging & Initial Impressions

The Corsair Dominator GT 1600 comes packaged in a fairly standard plastic outer shell. For those (like me) who regularly need treatment from stab wounds while trying to open packaging such as this, you're in luck as this particular set opens with ease.

 

Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Kit     Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Kit

 

This particular lineup of memory sports a stylish black and red colour scheme and tall heatsinks to boot. Be aware that certain heatsinks may not have sufficient clearance to work alongside this memory.

 

Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Kit     Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Kit

 

Finally, this is the included active memory cooler. This consists of two 60mm fans, powered by a single 3 pin connector. With four bolts, the unit fixes itself to the RAM using two brackets. The installation itself is very simple although you may have trouble fitting the unit with certain CPU coolers.

 

Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Kit     Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Kit

 

Next stop, overclocking!

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Most Recent Comments

02-07-2010, 06:59:59

alienware
You can just tell that has been designed for recent ROG boards

WTG Corsair ! Quote

02-07-2010, 07:11:46

tinytomlogan
Aye if the AMD's dont like high speed ram or at least overclocking the ram for high speeds then low latency just makes alot of sense.Quote

03-07-2010, 07:36:48

silenthill
this ram is could boost your systems gaming performance specially for AMD platforms which suffer when compared to Intel's platforms.Quote

04-07-2010, 09:37:26

Daylightdon
Should the latency numbers be higher or lower? What do they mean?Quote

04-07-2010, 10:11:40

silenthill
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Daylightdon'
Should the latency numbers be higher or lower? What do they mean?
The latency numbers should be lower because the AMD processor memory controller can’t deal with high speed memory so the only thing that will improve performance is to lower the memory latency which means it will respond in less time to orders that come from the CPU so the lower the better. I have tried low latency memory on a 965 AMD CPU and it did improve the performance.

regardsQuote
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