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Offline Shawn  
#1 Posted : Friday, August 28, 2009 3:19:14 AM(UTC)
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Corsair, a company famous for keeping cutting-edge RAM popular amongstperformance junkies, has just issued its newest DIMMs. Afterintroducing us all to its new DDR3 modules for Lynnfield CPUs, theoutfit has today introduced new 8GB and 12GB solutions for those with a64-bit operating system and a nagging desire to have more RAM thanthey'll ever (probably) need.

The new high-density devices play nice with Intel's Core i5 and Core i7processors, and they're available in dual/triple channelconfigurations. The kits also feature the company's DHX+ coolingtechnology and American Racing Blue fins and highlights, though wedon't suspect the design will matter much to you unless you've got aclear or translucent chassis to house them in. The dual channelconfiguration is comprised of four matched 2GB modules, while thetriple channel configuration is made up of six 2GB modules.

All of these are fine tuned to work with Intel's X58 chipset, and bothsets have XMP profiles set at 1600MHz with CAS latency settings peggedat 8-8-8-24. Corsair hasn't bothered to mention price, but we suspectyou'll be paying a premium.



Corsair® Launches High Density DDR3 Memory for Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 Processors

- New 8GB and 12GB solutions, with new American Racing Blue DHX+ fins -

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 27, 2009 — Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced a new set of high density products for Intel® Core i5 and Core i7 processors. These DIMMs are available in dual and triple channel configurations and are specifically tuned for Intel CPUs.

The 8GB and 12GB module kits feature Corsair’s DHX+ cooling technology, and sport new American Racing Blue fins and highlights. The dual channel configuration, part number CMD8GX3M4A1600C8, consists of four matched 2GB modules, optimized for P55 motherboards. The triple channel configuration, part number CMD12GX3M6A1600C8, consists of six matched 2GB modules, and is optimized for X58 motherboards. Both sets of modules have XMP profiles set at 1600MHz, with CAS latency settings of 8-8-8-24. An Airflow fan with matching blue highlights is included with both the dual and triple channel configurations.

“Windows® 7™ early adopters and other power users have recently been demanding 8GB and 12GB performance memory solutions to optimize their computing experience,” stated John Beekley, Vice President of Technical Marketing at Corsair. “These 8GB and 12GB configurations will allow these advanced users to get the most out of their high performance rigs, particularly if they often switch between demanding tasks like gaming and video production.”

Corsair has recently produced a whitepaper detailing some of the performance gains that can be realized with memory configurations of 8GB and larger. You can find the results of this study . The study demonstrated that the higher density memory took excellent advantage of the improved memory handling in Windows 7, and resulted in substantial performance gains in system startup, shutdown, context switching, and game loading.


About DHX+ Technology
Corsair’s innovative DHX+ (Dual-path Heat eXchange Plus) technology uses specially designed, high-quality heatsinks and a custom-designed PCB that allows both the front and rear of the memory ICs, and the printed circuit board itself, to be cooled. DHX+ technology also allows for the cooling fins to be removed, allowing for a range of modular cooling accessories including extended heatsink fins, the Hydro H30 series water-block and Ice series T30 thermo-electric cooler, which cools the memory up to 20°C below room temperature for maximum overclocking performance.

About Corsair®
Founded in 1994, Corsair Memory, Inc., is a worldwide leader in high performance components for personal computers. Specializing in very high performance memory and ultra- efficient power supplies, our flagship products, Including Dominator™ memory modules, are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere. Our expertise in design and manufacturing is also evident in our complete line of Flash Voyager® and Flash Survivor™ USB storage devices. Corsair offers 24/7 customer support via forums and the Tech Support Express helpdesk. For more information, please visit www.corsair.com
Offline squid267  
#2 Posted : Friday, August 28, 2009 9:42:40 AM(UTC)
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overkill. i hvae 6 gigs and barely 4 gigs is sued on it. most consumer applications are still x86.

Offline Dave_HH  
#3 Posted : Friday, August 28, 2009 7:58:36 PM(UTC)
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I have 12G and love it, even if I only think I can tap all that memory space.. muhahahahha!

Offline bob_on_the_cob  
#4 Posted : Saturday, August 29, 2009 1:29:08 AM(UTC)
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Go to your resource Monitor in Vista or 7. You would be surprised at how much memory is used in "stand by" which is often used programs being cached so they open as quick as you click them. More ram equals a over all snappier system no mater how much you have. Right now I have well over a gigabyte being cached, using 2.5GBs and only .3Gbs left unused out of my 4GBs.

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#5 Posted : Saturday, August 29, 2009 6:50:15 PM(UTC)
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Dave_HH wrote:

I have 12G and love it, even if I only think I can tap all that memory space.. muhahahahha!




 


Dave what are you system specs: 12 gigs it should be rocking! I,ve got that 4 gigs DDR3 want to get it up to 8 gigs.

Offline Kiristo  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:12:16 AM(UTC)
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I have 12GBs of RAM in my i7 core rig already. It's awesome. I noticed an improvement from the 6GBs I started with, though my pc seems to never use more than half of my RAM when running a game and movie at the same time. Dawn of War II actually was the only thing to get my CPU or memory that hich actually, usually I don't surpass 20% utilization. Still, I'm happy I went with 12GBs and OC'd my CPU to 3.2GHz (an i7 core 920). She's a beast.

Offline gibbersome  
#7 Posted : Thursday, September 24, 2009 6:50:48 AM(UTC)
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12 GB! I don't see what you could need that much RAM for. After 4 GB, doesn't it just become a bragging contest. I'm sporting 2 GB's on mine. I would prefer more, but Vista's limitations doesn't leave me with much choice.

Offline Kiristo  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, September 29, 2009 3:32:00 AM(UTC)
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So go 64x...

Offline mentaldisorder  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:00:37 AM(UTC)
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Psh I don't want to hear about improvements in game times to the nanosecond!  Give me improvements in  rendering times!  Hrm, Why don't we test graphics rendering in these parts?  To see if there is truly a difference between all of these ram chips.

Offline Riks  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, September 29, 2009 12:23:32 PM(UTC)
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my 8gb has actually been coming in use lately with virtual machines and making music woop

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