About a week back I mentioned that Corsair had upped the speed on its Dominator GTX4 DDR3 RAM kit to 2533MHz with timings of 9-11-10-30 at 1.65V on the Intel Core i7 platform. That RAM kit is fast right out of the box, but Corsair wanted to prove it is fast for AMD systems too. The company has announced that it used that RAM kit to break a world record on AMD processors.
Corsair has been able to take that RAM kit, cram it inside a PC running the new AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition CPU with a Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU cooler and an Asus Crosshair IV formula mainboard and set a record for frequency for dual channel memory. The test was independently validated as well.
The frequency that Corsair was able to hit was 2287.6MHz. “The new Phenom II X6 CPUs offer a quantum leap in overclockability for the AMD platform,” stated Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. “The combination of the new CPU core and Corsair’s most aggressively sorted DIMMs results in some truly amazing memory performance.”