Let's forget for a moment that $500 buys you a top shelf videocard, an entire entry level system, or a handful of trips to the gas pump in your SUV. If you fancy yourself a RAM enthusiast, or feel compelled to reach deeper into your wallet whenever a company attaches a "limited edition" moniker to a product, Corsair's new Limited Edition 8GB Dominator GT DDR3 memory kit may be just the upgrade you've been looking for.
Corsair is no stranger to benchmarking records, and it can now add another notch to its belt. Give the assist to both "splman" (Roger Tanner) and "Mat" (Matthias Zronek), a couple of overclockers who used Corsair's Dominator GT memory with Intel's Core i7 2600K processor to set a new MaxxMem benchmarking record of 2711.5 marks.
Those of you into the whole competitive overclocking scene may already be familiar with "Mat," or Matthias Zronek, whose most recent accomplishments include breaking not one, but two DDR3 frequency records.
He bested the previous records using Corsair Dominator GT GTX6 sticks, which he goosed to 3078.2MHz with latencies set to CL8-11-8-31, 1T and 3059.4MHz with slightly tighter timings of CL7-11-8-31, 1T.
"I've worked with the Corsair Dominator GT memory for quite some time now, and can easily say that these are great memory modules, dedicated to world-record overclocking," stated Matthias Zronek. What surprised me most is the potential of the Dominator GT GTX6. Even at 3000MHz and higher frequencies, at CL7, there is still headroom for lots of optimization."
Nice plug, but fair enough. As for the other core components, Mat used a Gigabyte P55A-UD7 motherboard and Intel Core i7 870 processor.