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Fremont, CA, May 20, 2008 – Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that Corsair Labs has set the world record for the highest achieved DDR3 frequency.

Verified and validated by CPU-Z, Corsair Labs achieved an astounding speed of 2462MHz at CL=9 with a single-rank 1GB module. This new world record eclipses all previous CPU-Z validated memory benchmarks.  This record was set using Corsair’s award winning DOMINATOR DDR3 memory module paired with an Asus P5E3 Premium motherboard based on the Intel X48 chipset. This is now the highest achieved DDR3 frequency of all time.  Validated results and setup details can be found here.

“Corsair is obsessed with pushing memory technology to its limits and beyond,” said Martin Mueller, Senior Director of Engineering, Corsair.  “This World Record demonstrates the overclocking and high speed memory expertise within Corsair Labs and definitely pushes the memory enthusiast community to achieve even faster, more outrageous speeds.”

The DOMINATOR family of memory represents the ultimate in performance technology engineering from Corsair.  DOMINATOR is designed with the highest performing IC over-clocking capability and Corsair’s patented DHX cooling.  DHX technology is an innovative quad-layer heat sink design that optimizes memory performance and reliability by maximizing thermal dissipation. With DHX Technology, heat is removed via two paths – the leads of the BGA chips into the PCB (convective cooling) and the back of the BGA packages into the custom designed extruded aluminum heat sinks (conductive cooling). This allows DOMINATOR modules to achieve outstanding overclocking performance while remaining stable and reliable.

Corsair’s award winning DOMINATOR memory is widely available from Corsair retailers and etailers.  Corsair memory products are backed by a lifetime warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and the TSXpress helpdesk are also available.

Super Dave

Just there an advantage to having memory that is faster than the CPU's FSB?


Only for overclocking me thinks. Of course I have never overclocked an intel processor. assuming it's the same as with amd processor's you can raise your fsb and not have the memory as your limit or even run a divider.

> is there an advantage to having memory that is faster than the CPU's FSB?

Yes, there is a very slight advantage which

can only be measured with very precise instrumentation,

particularly with Intel-compatible chipsets that use

a RAM bus and a separate CPU bus to the Northbridge.

However, a number of reviews are now available

on the Internet which compare various FSB:DRAM ratios

using various performance measurements & tests, and

the differences typically are less than 5% overall

for realistic application software.

For example, try  .

We've confirmed the same thing by building Intel

workstations with 1,333 MHz FSB and less expensive


1333/4 = 333 (quad-pumped FSB)

675/2 = ~ 333 (double-data rate DRAM)

thus FSB:DRAM = 1:1.

And, these workstations perform almost identically

to those built with DDR2-800 SDRAM.

Sincerely yours,

/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, Inventor and

Webmaster, Supreme Law Library 

All Rights Reserved without Prejudice

Super Dave
Thank you for answering my question, Paul!
To be honest, I have to wonder why they'd even bother with a press release about this. I mean, yeah, great, they achieved higher speeds--it's not like that doesn't constantly happen in the tech industry. A tech company engaging in self-congratulations over higher speeds is a bit like a person patting themself on the back for eating breakfast. It's more or less expected of them.
lmao volatile. world record speeds way above other competitors is noteworthy and corasir (correct me if im wrong) has set previous world records in speed. i remember reading about a similar instance for ddr2

also the news needs to be known so that other competitors know they need to step there game up