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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Eddie_42 Eddie_42 said:

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.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

*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.

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

Eddie_42 said:

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.

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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