Corsair 6GB DDR3-1866 Dominator GT Memory Review

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Corsair DDR3-1866 Dominator GT

Today, we’ll be using our Intel X58 testbed. We used Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and the latest revisions of the benchmarking applications tested. The Corsair Dominator GTs were clocked at DDR3-1866 with 7-8-7-20-2T timings as specified in the XMP profile and the competition were clocked at DDR3-1333 with 7-7-7-21-2T timings and DDR3-1600 with 8-8-8-24-2T timings. For stable DDR3-1866 performance vDIMM was set to 1.64v and vQPI was set to 1.55v. For the overclocking results vDIMM was kept at 1.64v but vQPI was pushed to 1.62v.

Intel X58 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core i7 920

Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P

Memory

Corsair DDR3-1866 Dominator GT 3x2GB

Video Card

XFX GTX 285 Black Edition

Hard Drive

Seagate 7200.10 320GB

Cooling

Gelid Silent Spirit

Power Supply

Corsair HX1000

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate

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