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Corsair, today unveiled the world's fastest production DDR3 memory rated at a blazing-fast 1600MHz (PC3-12800) and the world preview of the Corsair DOMINATOR memory running at 2000MHz (PC3-16000). Live demonstration of the new DOMINATOR memory will be on display in the Corsair VIP suite (#1334) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The TWIN3X2048-1600C10D DOMINATOR (CL10-8-8-24) is the latest addition to the Corsair line of high-performance memory modules. Also on display is the upcoming generation of DDR3 DOMINATORs, ranging from 1GB modules running at over 2000MHz and 2GB modules showing performance promise for 64-bit based applications. All DDR3 products have been developed to support the new Intel P35 and X38 Express platforms.




The TWIN3X2048-1600C10D DOMINATOR will be available shortly after Computex. Both XMS3 DHX TWIN3X2048-1333C9DHX (CL9-9-9-24), XMS3 Classic TWIN3X2048-1333C9 (CL9-9-9-24) and TWIN3X2048-1066C7 (CL7-7-7-21) products are currently available through Corsairs worldwide authorized dealer channel.
Source: Corsair
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Good find. But why would they start selling them now? Not much hardware you can use them with at the moment...
    
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Good find. But why would they start selling them now? Not much hardware you can use them with at the moment...
new Biostar mobo...
http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...tp35d3-a7.html
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Looks delicious. Probably going to cost upwards of $800 though.

And yeah there are a lot of boards coming out that will support DDR3.
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Here comes another 3 page discussion of "OMG look at those timings" and "no, you need to undestand timiings, it's not that bad" etc. *gag*
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Looks pretty cool. But OMG, look at those timings...
    
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...and to think this is just the beginning. Can't wait till they can really bump up those speeds.
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I heard Maximum PC benched them and they found out that DDR3 isn't worth the money yet anyway. First of all it cost an arm a leg and your first born child

about $1,000 for a 1066mhz kit where a DDR2 kit cost about $140

they said that the performence increase is only slight, about 10-15%.

Plus the Timmings are HUGE.

The 1066 i think it is version of DDR3 doesn't OC very much
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I heard Maximum PC benched them and they found out that DDR3 isn't worth the money yet anyway. First of all it cost an arm a leg and your first born child

about $1,000 for a 1066mhz kit where a DDR2 kit cost about $140

they said that the performence increase is only slight, about 10-15%.

Plus the Timmings are HUGE.

The 1066 i think it is version of DDR3 doesn't OC very much
I agree with you DDR3 RAM is crazy expensive and all that. It probably is better to go with DDR2 in the mean time.

As far as timings go though, we're going to see higher timings with DDR3. The days of 4-4-4-12 and lower with DDR2 are going to be replaced by 9-9-9-20 with DDR3. That doesn't mean it's slower though. It's just the way DDR3 is. It's like comparing the read/write speeds of DVD to Blu-Ray - where a 20x DVD read speed is equivalent to 2x Blu-Ray read speed (or something like that). Hopefully this makes sense.
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Here comes another 3 page discussion of "OMG look at those timings" and "no, you need to undestand timiings, it's not that bad" etc. *gag*
Yes timings don't really matter much at all.

Timings of 2-2-2-5 for DDR is equivalent to 4-4-4-12 for DDR2, and thats probably the equivalence of 8-8-8-24 for DDR3, so these 9-9-9-24 are not bad at all.
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