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Since when did Vengeance become high end and Dominator Platinum become mid grade? When Dominator GT released, it was awesome because it was the best, it was premium and quality. When Platinum released, it was marketed to be up to 3000MHz. Vengeance on the other hand started out as mid grade enthusiast stuff, first released up to 2000MHz if I remember right. Instead of 3000MHz Platinum, we got 3000MHz Vengeance, and now 2933MHz Vengeance. doh.gif

I don't like this move at all. mad.gif

It's also ugly as hell.

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That's a lot of e-peen.
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The heatsink probably performs better than the dominators but it certainly does not look better imho.

No, it probably doesn't as the Dominator series feature DHX (Direct Heat Exchange) heatsinks, the sticks themselves are taller and feature a gold plated layer on each side of the PCB where the heatsink also attaches, so both the chips and the PCB are cooled.

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Since when did Vengeance become high end and Dominator Platinum become mid grade? When Dominator GT released, it was awesome because it was the best, it was premium and quality. When Platinum released, it was marketed to be up to 3000MHz. Vengeance on the other hand started out as mid grade enthusiast stuff, first released up to 2000MHz if I remember right. Instead of 3000MHz Platinum, we got 3000MHz Vengeance, and now 2933MHz Vengeance. doh.gif

I don't like this move at all. mad.gif

It's also ugly as hell.

This. I don't think it's good business to have such high clocked RAM in that segment. Besides, as you said, they should have announced higher clocked Dominator Platinum first and not the other way around. And this is assuming that they are going to announce higher clocked Dominator Platinum than the 2800 Mhz sticks currently on sale.
 
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No thanks.
    
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The point? Can someone explain the practical uses for high speed memory?
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The point? Can someone explain the practical uses for high speed memory?

Well the system memory is usually many times slower than the CPU so this can limit performance when a program is doing a lot of reading a writing to memory. That's where memory ratios come in when overclocking, a locked ratio has to do with how many CPU clock cycles can be performed in one memory clock cycle.

Modern CPUs can usually get around this by using different caching methods however caching is less helpful when you are accessing memory locations more randomly or if you are doing a lot of memory IO all at once.
    
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The point? Can someone explain the practical uses for high speed memory?

Also, epeen. This is OCN afterall.
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That's likely just a sticker, so removing it wouldn't be difficult at all. For a cleaner build look, that would probably be for the best.

Don't you lose the lifetime warranty by removing those stickers?
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I think the heatsinks look pretty good. Just sayin'.
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