Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Review

Futuremark & Games

PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage is Futuremark's flagship "System Wide" benchmark. With a large focus on day to day operations, it's an excellent means of judging the capability of a computer as a whole.

This particular benchmark took a real shine to both memory frequency increases and tighter timings in the aforementioned tests. Aside the peculiar dip in the Memories test with 1600C9 memory, the results are very much as you might expect them.

3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage is Futuremarks flagship gaming oriented benchmark at present and is considered to be a demanding one at that. Our tests were carried out under the "Performance" prefix.

As the name suggests, it is a GPU dependent game and as such, the (lack of) difference in scores with varied memory configurations are a testament to that. 

DiRT2

DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support. Let's crank up the settings and give it a whirl...

Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 is among the most popular games available at present. With plenty of explosions and densely (polygon) populated maps, it should prove to be an interesting test for our test setup.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Flight Simulator X remains to be a terribly demanding game for it's age. Known for being very demanding on the CPU but also requiring a level of GPU power in the process, we thought it'd be interesting to see how it faired.

None of our games really showed dramatic increases in performance between the three configurations (if at all in some cases), indicating that under typical gaming conditions, the speed of memory doesn't make a significant impact on frames per second. Let's tie this up shall we?

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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
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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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