[ad#review1010-top]Since its introduction last fall, the i7 and its related hardware have held prices pretty well. You’d think with the global economic situation that prices would have dropped considerably, but i7 processors and X58 motherboards are still priced about what they were six months ago. Triple channel memory prices continue falling, but the upper-end 6GB kits have also held their prices better than I’d expect. Two new i7 processors have been released since the beginning of the line, and X58 motherboards continue to be released.
I see this as a good thing. Yes, everyone looks for bargains, and most of us wait until prices have dropped before finally purchasing new technology. But if the manufacturers are still able to make decent money from six-month old technology, they will continue to be able to do R&D for newer technology. Obviously sales are still good, or we’d already be seeing clearance pricing.
Corsair has been around since 1994, building high-end high-performance memory for enthusiasts, servers, and top-end workstations. If you haven’t heard of Corsair memory, maybe you should come out from under the rock you’ve been living under. Even with the many new companies that have surfaced over the past several years building enthusiast memory, Corsair is still a leader, and the preferred brand of many geeks.
Today I will be looking at Corsair’s flagship performance memory, the Dominator GT DDR3-2000 triple channel kit. This particular kit is a 6GB kit with 8-8-8-24 timings. Not only does the Dominator GT series support Intel’s XMP 1.2, Corsair has supplied them with a sharp looking beefed-up version of their DHX heatspreaders, and included a Corsair Airflow Fan for active memory cooling. And of course they are supported by Corsair’s lifetime warranty. Will the Dominator GT actually dominate? Read on to see!
Series: Corsair Dominator GT
Model Number: TR3XG2000C8GTF PK1
Style: Triple Channel
Module Type: 240-pin non-ECC, unbuffered DDR3 SDRAM
Capacity: 6GB (3 x 2GB)
Latency: CAS 8
Timings: 8-8-8-24 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
The Dominator GT kit came to me in a totally nondescript white box, the seal has the part number on it, so I guess that it what you will receive with a retail purchase.
Inside, each memory module is contained in its own blisterpack, thankfully not hermetically sealed. The fan is inside of its own nondescript box, and all is protected by air pillows.
Feb 26, 2015 0