Corsair launches super-high-end DDR3 kit for Phenoms


— 12:48 PM on July 29, 2009

If you build an AMD system these days, budget parts are likely foremost on your mind. Nevertheless, Corsair has announced a new high-end DDR3 memory kit "designed specifically" for Socket AM3 Phenom II processors.

This new Dominator GT kit is launching in a 4GB configuration with two 2GB modules, each capable of hitting 1,600MHz with 6-6-6-18 1T timings at 1.65V. Corsair has added support for AMD's Black Edition Memory Profiles, too, which should let users enable those settings from the AMD OverDrive utility in Windows.

The modules also sport Corsair's DHX+ heatsinks, which can purportedly cool both the memory chips and the circuit board that houses them. You can even remove fins to accommodate Corsair's own liquid-cooling products. Oh, and the kit comes with a clip-on air cooler with dual 60-mm fans.

Don't look for these puppies at Newegg, though. Corsair says it's only selling them through its own online store. Once they go in stock, you'll have to shell out $349.99 for one 4GB kit—more expensive than any Socket AM3 Phenom II out today. Of course, Corsair does also offer an XMS3 DDR3-1600 kit with looser timings (and fewer fancy add-ons) for just over $100.

   
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