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Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 1600MHz Triple Memory Print
Written by Huy Duong   
Thursday, 05 March 2009
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We used an Animatrix file, titled ,and a WAV created from VirtualDub. The movie was then converted it into a DVD compliant MPEG-2 file with a bitrate of 5000. Times are in seconds, and lower is better. While the previous tests were close, Corsair's Dominator really runs away here.

For the gaming tests, higher resolutions tax the videocard, but lower resolutions rely on the subsystem speed. Higher scores are better. We used the built in Far Cry 2 benchmark tool and the  for ETQW.  

Far Cry 2


We ran the benchmark 3 times and used the average score. The settings were 640x480, DX10, Performance low, and Render high.

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars


The game settings were 640x480, 4:3 aspect ratio and low quality. 

Final Words

The  consistently outperformed the Kingston HyperX in all of our tests. In 32-Bit Windows, in both cases, only 3GB were at stake and the Corsair memory came out on top, sometimes by a fair margin. At 64-Bit, we cannot stress enough that the more memory you have, the better. 

Overclocking for us was something of a mixed bag. We did reach anoverclock of 1866, but just could not keep the system stable to publish anybenchmark results. Hopefully the Asus X58 we have in transit will be better,but right now, the jury is still out. Our results currently are a little shortcompared to other reviews we have seen.

Build quality is excellent, and the modules have a good weight tothem due to the large heatsinks. There wasn't any tri-40mm fans included, butwe do suggest looking into some sort of active cooling, especially if you aregoing to overclock. The modules were quite warm after testing, but not searinghot.

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. We have seen the  for as low as $209,which is a very fair price for quality memory. The performance is excellent aswell and with a lifetime warranty, Corsair demonstrates confidence in theirproduct. 


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