Our Summary and Conclusion
Performance Summary: As expected, Corsair's new Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF memory was the fastest of the three memory kits we tested here thanks to its combination of high-capacity, relatively low latencies, and high frequency. In SANDRA's memory bandwidth benchmark it put up the highest bandwidth numbers, and it similarly posted the highest scores in the PCMark05 and F.E.A.R. benchmarks as well.
We have to give credit where credit is due, and praise Corsair for delivering and innovative, high-performance product in the Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF memory kit. The R&D put in to develop DHX and the tweaked PCB seems to have paid off, as the Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF memory kit is the fastest currently available. At almost $600 though, this is some expensive stuff. We suppose if money is no object, overclockers can't do much better than the Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF kit, but we know many of you are cringing at the idea of spending $600 for 2GB of memory, when slightly lower performing kits are available for half the price. The bottom line however, is that the Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF memory kit is an excellent product. It's fast, flexible, innovative, and it should work fine on any platform. We're giving the Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF kit a 9 on the Heat Meter. Whether or not it's worth $600 is a question, we'll let the market answer.