Memory prices may have gone up quite dramatically in recent weeks, but apparently, that hasn't stopped the release of premium, high-performance DDR3 RAM. Earlier this morning, Corsair introduced new Dominator GTX memory modules rated for operation at a staggering 2,250MHz within the 1.65V threshold required by Core i5 and i7 systems.
Corsair says it's tested a two-module Dominator GTX configuration running at 2,250MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings on an Intel P55 system. Running more than one DIMM on an X58 setup will involve stepping down the clock speed to 2,133MHz, but that's still nothing to sneeze at, especially considering the limited voltage range. (The standard voltage for DDR3 is 1.5V.)
These 2,250MHz Dominator GTX modules feature a "unique DHX+ heatsink" with "extra-tall" cooling fins, and Corsair screens them "by hand, in multiple passes" at its lab in Fremont, California. Modules will be sold one by one directly from Corsair's online store starting on December 8 at 9 AM PST, and the firm warns that availability will be "extremely limited."
The announcement makes no mention of pricing, but you can probably expect paying a handy premium for these. Of course, we'd expect no less from modules Corsair claims to have "designed specifically for performance enthusiasts and overclockers who want to achieve the highest performance possible and to break benchmark world records."