Corsair sets world record for DDR3 memory frequency

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Corsair is playing up its Dominator DDR3 memory modules once again, announcing that its engineers have managed to reach the speed of 2533MHz with memory timings of 7-8-7-20. Previously, the company had taken a module up to 2580MHz using 9-9-9-24 timings in single-channel mode, but Corsair claims this is the first time such a high frequency has been achieved on a Core i7 system with 6GB of memory using three modules.

The hardware selected for the record included an engineering sample of the upcoming Core i7 Extreme 975 CPU, Dominator GT 2000C7 memory kit, EVGA X58 SLI Classified motherboard and the recently announced Corsair Storage P256 SSD. It's worth noting, of course, that this setup would set users back somewhere north of $2,000. That's out of reach for many, and they donít mention whether the record breaking required usage of extreme cooling solutions, but the power shown by these memory modules is nevertheless impressive.

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