Corsair intros premium RAM kit for Phenom II

By on July 29, 2009, 3:19 PM
Corsair has introduced a new high-end DDR3 RAM kit “designed specifically” for socket AM3 Phenom II CPUs. At launch, the kit will be comprised of two 2GB modules, to make 4GB in total. Each is tested to run at a frequency of 1,600MHz with 6-6-6-18 1T timings at 1.65V.

Corsair has added support for AMD’s Black Edition Memory Profiles, so changing that configuration should be a breeze with AMD’s OverDrive Windows utility. Keeping the module’s memory chips and PCB cool are Corsair’s DHX+ heatsinks, which have removable fins to support Corsair’s liquid cooling products, and the kit itself ships with a clip-on air cooler with dual 60mm fans.

Granted, most people building an AMD-based rig these days are probably working with a tight budget. Nevertheless, Corsair's premium DDR3 kit can be yours for $350 by heading over to their online store (and only their store).

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bl4cksh4d0w said:

Seems like a waste... That is a lot of money to spend for only a 4GB kit, despite the performance.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

True, but if your making a serious gaming AMD system, then this is for you!

EXCellR8 EXCellR8, The Conservative, said:

I haven't even purchased a regular DDR3 kit yet...

Rick Rick, TechSpot Staff, said:

True, but if your making a serious gaming AMD system, then this is for you!

Since the 'performance difference' is less than 2 FPS (even with incredibly high settings), it probably still isn't. It's just for bragging and benchmarking.

JudaZ said:

...seems pointless..

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

I'd agree with rick, its for the epeen only, The biggest reason to go for amd right now is price over performance, and they're trying to switch it over to performance before price, but miserably failing with this kit, its nothing many people will buy into.

bl4cksh4d0w said:

If you can afford this kind of money for bragging rights, why not just build an I7 rig. Now I understand some guys just won't buy Intel, because there AMD to the core. I personally always used AMD, but I started using Intel when they released C2D's. I am not going to waste my money even if I have the money to spend for bragging rights, and most others won't.

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