Corsair releases 24GB DDR3 memory kit

Got $1,350 burning a hole in your pocket? Does leaving DIMM slots unpopulated in your motherboard make you strangely uncomfortable or keep you up at night? Then Corsair's new 24GB Dominator memory kit might be what you're looking for. The kit unites six 4GB DDR3 modules for use in a triple-channel Core i7-900 system, and it ensures you probably won't have to upgrade again before DDR3 becomes obsolete.

Corsair rates the 24GB Dominator DDR3 kit for operation at 1,333MHz with 9-9-9-27 timings and a 1.65V VDIMM setting. Those specs mirror what we're used to seeing on value-oriented 4GB and 6GB triple-channel kits, although naturally, those kits all include 2GB modules. The 4GB DIMMs in Corsair's latest kit have twice the memory density, so relatively conservative specifications make sense. Motherboard compatibility may play a part, as well.

In any case, Corsair says it's "rigorously tested" the 24GB kit in "high-performance platforms" based on Intel's X58 Express chipset. The memory vendor is also not taking any chances on the cooling front, because it's outfitted the six modules with DHX+ heatsinks and bundled them with a Dominator Airflow Fan air cooler.

The kit is available right now from Corsair's online store for $1,349.99. Corsair recommends this latest product for "computational research, HD digital content creation, working with multiple virtual machines, and other data-intensive applications."

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