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

By on August 28, 2009, 1:02 PM
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.

The dual channel kit (part number CMD8GX3M4A1600C8) ships with four matched 2GB modules, tweaked for Intel's coming P55 platform. The triple channel setup (CMD12GX3M6A1600C8) is complete with six matched 2GB sticks, and is aimed at the currently available X58 platform. Both configurations have XMP profiles dialed in at 1600MHz, and CAS latency settings of 8-8-8-24.


The modules in each kit are cooled with Corsair's DHX+ heatspreader -- which is compatible with their liquid cooling apparatus -- and come with a fan. Unfortunately, there's no price or mention of availability - but you can expect to pay a premium.

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