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2010-03-31T10:18:14Z

Corsair Launches Force Series Solid-State DrivesCorsair Breaks PC Mark Vantage World Record Using Force Series Solid-State Drives

– Sub-zero cooled Corsair PC smashes previous world record score thanks to eleven Corsair F200 SSDs and Dominator GTX memory –

FREMONT, California, March 31, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced that it has set a new world record score in PC Mark Vantage, using a performance PC powered by eleven Corsair Force Series F200 SSDs in a high bandwidth RAID configuration.

The World Record score of 32,947 was achieved by a Corsair-built system based around the Intel Core i7-980X six-core processor, cooled to sub-zero temperatures. The system was powered by a Corsair HX1000W PSU, 6GB of Corsair Dominator GTX2 memory, and eleven 200GB Force Series F200 SSDs. The recently-announced Force Series SSDs utilize the sophisticated SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processor to deliver unparalleled sequential and random read/write performance.

Using liquid nitrogen on a Kingpin Cooling F1EE LN2 pot, the team at Corsair's Labs in Fremont, California, overclocked the Intel Core i7-980X processor to a frequency of 5791MHz and The Corsair Dominator GTX2 memory to a frequency of 2144MHz, CL 7. Combined with the incredible performance of eleven Force Series F200 SSDs in RAID 0 using an Areca ARC-1680D-IX-12 PCI-E RAID controller, Corsair was able to smash the previous world record score of 31,333 by 1,614 points.

"Enthusiasts are accustomed to seeing Corsair breaking DRAM speed records, but this latest world record success clearly demonstrates that Corsair now offers class-leading products in other product categories too," said Andy Paul, President and CEO of Corsair. "The incredible data throughput provided by eleven Force Series SSDs in RAID 0, together with a Corsair HX1000W power supply and Dominator GTX memory, proved to be an unbeatable combination for this extreme-performance PC."

The complete list of components used in the record-breaking Corsair PC can be seen below:

  • 11 x Corsair Force Series F200 SSDs
  • 6GB Corsair Dominator GTX2 DDR3 @ 2144MHz
  • Corsair Professional Series HX1000W power supply
  • Intel Core i7-980X processor
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card
  • EVGA X58 Classified motherboard
  • Kingpin Cooling F1EE Liquid Nitrogen pot
  • Areca ARC-1680D-IX-12 PCI-E RAID card

 

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recoveringknowitall
2010-03-31T10:28:37Z

Especially impressive considering the single 5870 with only a very moderate OC. Throw in a couple 5970s and...

animatortom
2010-03-31T11:03:20Z

Amazing!! The future is here :)

But seriously, where can we get a liquid nitrogen cooling system?

I may be out of date, but I havent seen them at the Best Buy?

That would come in handy for any desktop T-1000's that might be after my CPU[H]
InfinityzeN
2010-03-31T11:11:36Z

I think PC Mark Vantage is more CPU/Memory/HDD limited then GPU limited. The SSDs and the crazy high clock/low lat memory is what did a lot of it for them.

JoelB
2010-03-31T12:50:57Z

Keep in mind it's PC Mark Vantage, not 3D Mark Vantage.

la_guy_10
2010-03-31T13:03:32Z

This is what I expect from a top notch company, record breaking results. No matter what it is Corsair makes I know it is quality from RAM to power supplies to jump drives and now they entered the SSD space I know it is going to perform no hesitation. For this reason I will continue to use Corsair products, I am a believer. Good job corsair on the record although not surprising just more conformation on the quality of your products.

Marius Malek
2010-03-31T15:42:53Z

Liquid Nitro? SERIOUSLY? That's intense, yo. 

Of course I should be more impressed with the 11 SSD's they have hooked up, or the fact that they only used a 5870. 

I guess when/if I make my next computer purchase I'll be getting Corsair Dominators. I always wanted to get HyperX RAM but I think this has changed my mind a little bit. 

Superb. 

Inspector
2010-03-31T15:44:51Z

GOOD JOB Corsair! now you guys are on the right of all those tests XD.

RyuGTX
2010-03-31T20:00:40Z

Marius Malek wrote:

Liquid Nitro? SERIOUSLY? That's intense, yo. 

Of course I should be more impressed with the 11 SSD's they have hooked up, or the fact that they only used a 5870. 

I guess when/if I make my next computer purchase I'll be getting Corsair Dominators. I always wanted to get HyperX RAM but I think this has changed my mind a little bit. 

Superb. 

 

I would love to get Corsair Cominators too, but they are super expensive. From what I've seen and heard around the net, their XMS series is very good as well and priced very well. I'll more than likely go with the XMS unless I land an amazing job.

Looks like the SandForce chip is doing very well. They got in late into the game with their controller and many people were hesitant about them. Glad to see they helped set this record.

 

greyad
2010-04-01T01:57:17Z

dam 1.7 core voltage..i wonder wat was the power usage of that system

realneil
2010-04-01T08:08:22Z

Will they let me come over and play Crysis Warhead on it?

Inspector
2010-04-01T12:49:25Z

They sure will! just give them a heads up before going over [;)] lol, i'll probably already be there by the time u get there 😛 lol

Zestia
2010-04-01T13:07:07Z

Wow, I just looked up the pricing on the Areca ARC-1680D-IX-12 PCI-E RAID card and Amazon lists it for almost 800 smackers. This record breaking setup is not for those with mousetraps in their pockets!

RyuGTX
2010-04-01T17:59:32Z

Of course! If you are hooking up that many SSDs to try and set a recorde, you better be using a high-end RAID controller card.

blazarcher
2010-04-05T14:30:20Z

Amazing.. I can't imagine how they managed to overclock those memory sticks to over 2000mhz and with only cas7!

I'm gonna buy a set of Patriot Viper II's rated at 2000 mhz 7-8-7-28, Wonder if they could hit 2144mhz lol.