News - Corsair launches Dominator GT family for AMD Phenom II
Corsair launches Dominator GT family for AMD Phenom II
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 AsusCrosshair
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
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 www.corsair.com,
which also stocks the full range of Corsair Cooling options for the
Dominator GT family.
An image of the 1600MHz CAS 6 Dominator GT for AM3
AMD Phenom II processor-based platforms is available hereFor more information about
Dominator GT products, please visit corsair.com/products/dominatorgt
*AMD’s product warranty does
not cover damage caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via
AMD OverDrive™ software.
About Corsair Founded in 1994, Corsair Memory, Inc., is a worldwide leader in
high-performance components for personal computers. Specializing in very high
performance memory and ultra-efficient power supplies, our flagship products,
Including Dominator™ memory modules, are the choice of overclockers,
enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere. Our expertise in design and manufacturing
is also evident in our complete line of Flash Voyager® and Flash
Survivor™ USB storage devices. Corsair offers 24/7 customer support
via forums and the Tech Support Express helpdesk. For more information, please
visit @ Corsair