Corsair Dominator DDR3 reaches 2580MHz overclocked

By Justin Mann on August 1, 2008, 7:38 PM
Corsair is playing up their Dominator series this week, announcing yesterday that they have set a “world record” for DDR3 speeds. The company claims that the former record of 2462MHz, which was already theirs, has been bested by a new one with the modules operating at 2580MHz using 9-9-9-24 timings.

The hardware selected for the record included a Core 2 duo E8400 and an Asus ROG Rampage Extreme. It's certainly an impressive number, though not a realistic one for the everyday users. They have the results independently recorded via CPU-Z, and if you want to read more details you can do so in the official press release.

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fullmetalvegan said:
Terrible timings though.
Emin3nce said:
True, but you have to remember All DDR3 timings are bad, the high latency is caused by the structure and voltages somewhat. It will get better with time...DDR2 was probably worse if you remember. Seeing as they topped with like, CAS5 whereas pc-3200 RAM could get 2-2-2-4(5).
supersmashbrada said:
Large increase in bandwidth though. I bet those speeds would outpace ddr6 1600 at 7-7-7-18
Emin3nce said:
Surprisingly not.Plus the Backwards compatability issues with modern mobos and the severe lack of Core speed explain why we move on through the DDR Issues. Modern processors are being build to control 1333/1600. the badwidth on that ram is 333. you would be Severely comprimising performance if you even somehow managed to get a rig like that.
champmanfan said:
DDR3 timings may seem high (apart from 24), but are faster than some DDR2 because of the higher speeds. Just thinking, are they getting the most of out the RAMs bandwidth with FSB of 645Mhz? Is there another dual core that can go higher & how high? Would love to see some SiSoft SANDRA benchmarks!
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