I’m glad I didn’t jump the gun and review the The Corsair TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF memory kit the day they arrived as lowering the TRC really does make a noticeable difference when it comes to the performance of the modules. All of the Corsair XMS2-10000 kits are now shipping with the correct memory timings, so everyone can benefit from the improved performance.
One of the major selling points of this kit is that Corsair put together the complete package for consumers. By bundling the Corsair AIRFLOW with the modules it makes for the best overclocking experience we have ever had right out of the box. Just minutes after opening the retail packaging we had the modules up and running above 1300MHz, which is crazy seeing how a couple years ago those speeds were impossible to reach. It makes you wonder what speeds will be reached by the end of the year if things keep going like this.
The performance of the Corsair TWIN2X2048-10000C5SDF 2GB DDR2-10000 Dominator Series was nothing less than impressive. Having the ability to run CAS 3 at 853MHz, CAS 4 at 1135MHz and CAS 5 at 1314MHz makes wide range of options for enthusiasts and just happen to be some of the best timings that we have ever seen at 2.4V. I can’t say enough good things about the overclocking of these modules as they are really impressive. If you don’t overclock and adjust the timings on this kit you are really missing out!
When it comes to pricing these modules do cost more than most, but to be honest you get what you pay for with these modules. I’ve personally had the chance to use several of these TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF memory kits and every single one would do over 1310MHz with CAS 5 timings right out of the box. A number of smaller companies often send out hand picked samples to ‘beta testers’ and tell them to post the results around the internet. What happens is people order them quickly find out that their modules can’t reach near the speeds they saw these other people reaching. Instead of buying two or more kits trying to find a great set of overclockers save yourself some time and let Corsair do the sorting for you. The fallout rate on finding the right Micron IC’s is really high and the supply is tight, so the $649.00 price tag makes sense if you look at the numbers.
It’s hard not to give this kit the Editor’s Choice Award, the XMS2-10000 modules are aimed at a very small market where price isn’t an issue and performance is all that matters. If you don’t understand, don’t worry as it’s an overclocking thing.
The Legit Bottom Line: The Corsair TWIN2X2048-10000C5SDF is the real deal and is the complete package for overclocking and gaming enthusiasts. This memory kit will leave you speechless and make your friends envious!