Author: Bob Buskirk
- Installation, Overclocking & Testing Procedures
- Comparison Testing
- Final Thoughts
Dominator Platinum Overview
To give you a good idea of how the Dominator Platinum modules come and for a brief overview check out our video below.
As I said the Dominator Platinum modules are some of the best looking modules that I have seen all year. One thing that I noticed as soon as I picked them up is that they have some weight to them and they feel solid. To me this just screams quality. We are checking out the CMD16GX3M4A1866C9 kit, which is 16GB kit made up of four 4GB modules.
The PCB’s on each module are black to match the DHX heatspreader. These are the same type of heatspreaders that we saw on the Dominator GT memory, but they have an added platinum bar that goes over the fins that stick out. This bar features a white LED’s that are positioned down to light up the modules ever so slightly. This part of the heatspreader is removable actually and Corsair plans to make interchangeable parts that will have different colored LEDs. On one side of the modules you have a large Corsair logo and a listing of the speed which in our case is 1866MHz.
On the opposite side you have the same Corsair logo and a sticker that has all of the information on the kit. Again this is the CMD16GX3M4A1866C9 kit which has timings of 9-10-9-27 at 1.5v. You will also notice a small little connector on this side of the modules. This is for the Corsair Link system.
On the top of each heatspreader is an engraved Dominator logo. These just look awesome and will definitely look cool if you have a window on your case. Talking about the heatspreaders they are larger than the modules themselves so you are going to want to keep that in mind if you are using an aftermarket CPU cooler.