Corsair Launches Dominator GT RAM For Phenom II Processors

Corsair launches ultra-high performance Dominator GT family for AMD Phenom II Processors

Ultra low-latency CAS 6 memory kit delivers maximum performance on AMD’s Socket AM3 platforms

Fremont, CA, July 29th, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the new Dominator GT line of ultra-high performance DDR3 memory modules, designed specifically for AMD Phenom II processor-based platforms using Socket AM3 motherboards.

The new 4GB (2 x 2GB) Dominator GT memory kit has been precision engineered to operate at a frequency of 1600MHz with ultra low-latency timings of 6-6-6-18 and a Command Rate of 1T. These settings are a perfect match for the latest, high-performance Socket AM3 AMD Phenom II processors, which feature an advanced, low-latency, integrated DDR3 memory controller.

"Corsair’s Dominator line has long been the memory of choice for PC enthusiasts and gamers," said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. "The new Dominator GT family for platforms with AM3-based AMD Phenom II processors delivers even greater levels of performance, as well as enhanced cooling options, making it the perfect memory for anyone looking for the fastest possible performance from their AM3 AMD Phenom II processor-based system."

Testing in the Corsair Lab using an AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition processor and Asus Crosshair formula motherboard has shown average performance improvements of up to 20% when using the 1600MHz CAS 6 Dominator GT memory, when compared to standard 1333MHz DDR3 memory.

The 1600MHz CAS 6 Dominator GT kit for AM3 platforms with AMD Phenom II processors also utilizes the new DHX+ heatsink, which uniquely cools both the memory ICs and PCB, and includes removable cooling fins that allow for advanced cooling devices to be fitted. These include the recently announced Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H30 water-block and Ice Series T30 thermo-electric memory cooler, which can cool the modules up to 20°C below ambient temperature for extreme overclocking performance.

The 1600MHz CAS 6 Dominator GT also supports AMD’s Black Edition Memory Profiles (B.E.M.P), which allows for the aggressive latency settings to be automatically configured in Windows using the AMD OverDrive software utility.*

“We are thrilled to see Corsair offer the Dominator line exclusively for socket AM3 platforms featuring AMD Phenom II processors,” stated Bob Grim, senior manager, Client Product Marketing, AMD. “And in supporting Black Edition Memory Profiles, Corsair can help take overclockers to the next level by utilizing intelligent, dynamic profiles rather than simple SPD parameters.”
In addition to the 1600MHz CAS 6 Dominator GT, Corsair will be offering very limited quantities of hand-screened, hand-tuned, extreme performance modules in both lower speed grades and latencies. These new modules compliment Corsair’s currently available lineup of performance-matched twin-packs of Dominator and XMS DDR3 memory modules, which are also fully compatible with AM3 AMD Phenom II processor-based platforms.
Because the complexity in screening, manufacturing and testing, the 1600MHz CAS 6 Dominator GT kit will be available only through the exclusive Corsair Performance Store at, which also stocks the full range of Corsair Cooling options for the Dominator GT family.

Via:  Corsair
rapid1 5 years ago

As a performance package as well as in a performance value package AMD really seems to be doing a very nice job recently. I have been questioning what I will use for my next system build, and watching price performance levels as well.

I don't know if this is a good thing or not, but my decision is becoming all the more difficult lately. We have of course the AMD packages ( I actually like the six core Opteron package best, but the Phenom2 is definitely in there on an AMD side), then Intel has of course the I7, and soon to be released I5 as well. On the I7 side I do not like the ultra expensive motherboard packages.

Either way with things like this memory option from secondary providers the AMD side is beginning to look more attractive. Then the Motherboard packages are general 100 dollars less than comparable I7 boards. However; the performance level of an AMD setup versus and I5 setup will be closer price wise, I am pretty sure the AMD packages will outperform an I5 one, especially with a memory subsystem like this. Not to mention this system cools external to memory as well (I personally love the extra cooling) within over clocking which I always do to some degree.

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