Corsair TWINX1024-3200XLPRO - Low Latency DDR400 RAM
Benchmark Summary: While it's clear that having aggressive memory timings will increase system performance, the differences were not dramatic. The biggest speed gains come with increased clock speeds. Fortunately, Corsair's TWINX1024-3200XLPRO modules will also run at relatively high clock speeds when less aggressive memory timings are used. With that said, the Corsair TWINX1024-3200XLPRO modules did outpace both of the other brands we tested in every benchmark we ran.
If you're in the market for some high-end RAM, Corsair's TWINX1024-3200XLPRO memory modules should definitely be on your "short list". Corsair guarantees this memory will run with aggressive 2-2-2-5 timings at DDR400 speeds at 2.75v. With a little bump in voltage, however, we found them to be perfectly stable with these timings at speeds as high as DDR440. Raise the latency a bit, and DDR500+ speeds should be no problem as well. Performance was good, and we experienced no compatibility or stability issues until we overclocked these modules way out of spec. The activity LEDs are a bit of a novelty, but they'd be a cool addition to a windowed case and will surely draw some attention at your next LAN party. About the only negative aspect to this RAM is the cost. The TWINX1024-3200XLPRO kit is currently selling for $330+ dollars. You can save about 10% and go with the non-Pro version of this RAM without activity LEDs, but even then they're a bit more expensive than most other high-end PC3200 RAM. Then again, the versatility of these modules definitely makes them worth more than most other memory kits. We're giving Corsair's TWINX1024-3200XLPRO 1GB memory kit a solid 9 on Heat Meter...