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Conclusion
Corsair (Lifetime Warranty)
Corsair never fail to disappoint us with their memory and this kit is no different. The Dominator 1600MHz triple channel kit completed our review suite with perfect stablity even when overclocked 266MHz above their stated speed. As always they are backed by a lifetime warranty but it is the future potential which is of most interest at the moment. As we saw at CES this year, Corsair have a lot planned for their Dominator range including liquid cooling so there are some interesting times ahead for these modules. That said, they are still the best performing 1600MHz sticks we have tested and that is the most important aspect of the product.






From Scan at £183.87 Inc Vat From Newegg at $214.00




Crucial (Lifetime Warranty)
With the latest modules in the Ballistix range Crucial have created a product which is exceptionally close in performance to the class leading Corsair Dominator. Throughout our testing it was clear that in real world scenarios it would be hard to tell the two apart but Crucial provide their performance in real style. The Ballistix heatsinks used on these modules look great and the new style LEDs will appeal to those with case windows. The other advantage of buying Crucial memory is that you deal direct with the manufacturer from buying the product right through its lifetime warranty.
The only issue we can see at this time is that there is a rather large gap in price between these and the equivalent Corsair, only the consumer can tell if the extra price for high style items is good value.



From Crucial at £297.84 Inc Vat From Crucial at $355.99




Patriot (Lifetime Warranty)
Patriot have chosen to set the timings of their 1600MHz part at 9-9-9 which is not quite as impressive as the other modules being tested today. Despite this there were few occasions where there was no noticable gap in performance between this product and its competition, real world gaming performance for example was essentially identical. We were also aware during testing that of the three sets of memory being tested today, these were the coolest running despite using the same 1.65v as Corsair and Cruical. Finally, of the three products being tested today these offer the best value for money at £40/$75 less than Corsair, with minimal performance impact.

Edited by linskingdom - 2/18/09 at 6:21pm
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Good find. I'm looking for a nice set of DDR3 for I7; I just can't make up my mind. I've been kind of against Corsair from the get go just because they've always had a name, and a bit more expensive. Those Patriots are looking pretty good.
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They should have included the Mushkin set, 1600MHz with 7-8-7-20 @ $199. The Dominator are rated at 8-8-8-24 @ $215.

I'd say the Mushkin set would be a better buy cause you get better timings for a lower price, but looking at those benches it seems the timings don't matter much with tripple channel right now. Maybe it's affecting system performance in some other way.
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Are you kidding me, they benchmarked games?
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Are you kidding me, they benchmarked games?
yeah, i was wondering why......you'd think after they saw no difference between kits for the first few games........
    
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Seems like every benchmark you see these days finds a way of saying what the tester wants them to say. 2fps for RAM.... I don't know. Interesting anyway, I guess with the triple channel and bus speeds not always playing such a huge factor any more RAM speed is becoming somewhat significant, even for games.
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If I'd be them (smarter as a fact) I'd be using Everest Ultimate since it shows not only the OC'd speed, it also shows how stable the OC is.
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No G.skill?

Anyways to me RAM never really increased performance except from going 1GB>2.5Gb in Vista Otherwise i didn't really notice the transition from DDR2 800 55518 to DDR2 900 44412.

Also those test could mean nothing when it's only 1fps difference due to each time being slightly different and hence the difference in FPS.
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