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Corsair launches 8GB and 12GB kits for Core i5/i7

By Matthew
Aug 28, 2009
  1. Corsair has shown their new high-density offering, comprised of an 8GB and 12GB DDR3 kit. Designed for use with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, the DDR3 DIMMs are available in dual and triple channel configurations. According to Corsair's vice president of technical marketing, John Beekley, early adopters of Windows 7 among other power users have recently been demanding 8GB and 12GB solutions.

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  2. Eddie_42

    Eddie_42 TS Rookie Posts: 213

    16 or 12Gb??? headline and article differ.
    Regardless, that is an insane amount of RAM. I would assume a specialty use or the enthusiast with too much money, but why would the average user need more then 8. Even with win7 that is ridiculous.
     
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    *EDIT* Heh, I thought it was just my error, but as it turns out the linked post/press release source has conflicting information and I didn't catch it. I will contact them and get back to you with a more definitive answer if they respond. That said, as mentioned in the TS article, the dual channel configuration has four 2GB modules, and the triple channel kit has six 2GB modules. 4 x 2GB = 8GB, and 6 x 2GB = 12GB, so for now it's probably safe to assume there is an 8GB and 12GB kit.
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    not so rediculous Eddie, I have 8Gb of ram and use it for graphic intense programs like rendering and auto cad. there are others here at techspot who have 12 and 16gb and use all of it.
     
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