Review: Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x4GB DDR3-2666 MHz CL10

Published by Christian Ney on 16.11.12
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Today we're going to have a closer look to the next memory kit. This time it's not two 8GB sticks but four 4GB modules from Corsair. The Dominator Platinum series is Corsair's new ultra-high-performance DDR3 memory. They feature a new heatsink design, LED lighting with special effects as well as cherry-picked ICs. The one we are reviewing today is the second fastest of the line clocked at DDR3-2666 MHz and Corsair does this at CL10 timings. Spoiler: They can easily do DDR3-2800 MHz CL10.

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Below you will find the specifiations of the kit we tested.

Manufacturer Corsair
Series Dominator Platinum
Part Number CMD16GX3M4A2666C10
Type DDR3
Capacity 16 GB (4 x 4GB)
Frequency 2'666 MHz
Timings 10-12-12-31
VDIMM 1.65 Volt
Registred/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Cooling Passive Heatspreader
Waranty Lifetime warranty
Package Type Boxed

Corsair has been in the business with high-end memory modules since quite a long time and with their flagship modules Corsair is back in the game. Until today G.Skill was dominating the enthusiast space with their TridentX series. If you were looking for the fastest memory kits you had to go for G.Skill, GeIL or TeamGroup.
The Dominator Platinum aren't just some Dominator GT or GTX, it is an entirely new product. Looking at the specs and the design we can indeed confirm that. Rated at DDR3-2'666 MHz CL10 and 1.65v that's really not shy. This is some serious frequency at tight timings for nowadays memory chips.
It's not even the fastest kit of their line-up. Corsair also has DDR3-2800 MHz CL11 and CL12 kits in their portfolio. Enough talking, let's have a closer look on the following pages.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 4 - Results
Page 2 - Closer Look Page 5 - Conclusion
Page 3 - Photo Gallery  

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