Memory - Published on Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:17 Written by Robert Kihlberg
Corsair takes memory cooling to a new level when it pairs up its best DDR3 memory with a Peltier element and water cooling. We take a closer look at what this extreme solution can do.
By the end of 2008 Intel had its new architecture, Nehalem, out on the market creating new challenges for the memory manufacturers. The new architecture brings triple channels, unlike the older architectures that only have two channels, which means that now you need three modules to get the full bandwidth. Not only do you want to match three modules, but you also have to recognize the properties of the integrated memory controller.
As for the memories, Corsair is of course updated with the latest specifications. With the launch of Core i7 it introduced a number of triple channel memory kits in two different series, XMS3 Classic and Dominator. The Dominator series brings bigger heatspreaders and chips made for higher frequencies and there is also an optional fan for some of them. We're not testing any of these kits today, but a very exclusive memory kits that ships with Peltier cooling.
Let us present Corsair Dominator 1866C8 TEC.
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