Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3-1866 16GB Memory Kit Review

When it comes to choosing memory for a new system we have many choices.  From the high-end with crazy heatspreaders and LED lights to the plain-jane green modules without any heatspreaders.  Corsair has always been on my list when recommending memory, especially for the high-end.  Previously Corsair’s high-end offering was their Dominator GT line, which were great and were very popular.  Corsair is back with a brand new line called their Dominator Platinum.  The Dominator Platinum modules are built using only select memory ICs, highly-screened for performance and stability and feature a new industrial design and LED lighting effects.  These have to be some of the best looking modules I have seen all year!  But how do they perform?  Read on to find out!

Special thanks to Corsair for providing us with the Dominator Platinum DDR3-1866 16GB Memory Kit to review.

Specifications
Warranty: Lifetime
Size: 16GB Kit (4 x 4GB)
Performance Profile: XMP
Fan Included: No
Heat Spreader: Platinum
Memory Configuration: Dual Channel
Memory Type: DDR3
Package – Memory Pin: 240
Package – Memory Format: DIMM
Tested Voltage: 1.5
SPD Voltage: 1.5
Speed Rating: PC3-15000 (1866MHz)
SPD Speed: 1333MHz
Tested Speed: 1866Mhz
Tested Latency: 9-10-9-27
SPD Latency: 9-9-9-24

Packaging
The Dominator memory comes in a very nice and unique package from Corsair.  The front shows a photo of the module and is actually open so you can see the new heatspreader.  On the back there is more information on the kit itself.

Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3-1866 16GB Memory Kit Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3-1866 16GB Memory Kit

The modules are actually housed in 2 different boxes.  So you can sort of open them like a book.  From there you can see all of the information on each module.  Opening the boxes up the modules themselves are nicely packaged in individually sealed in plastic packaging.

Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3-1866 16GB Memory Kit Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3-1866 16GB Memory Kit

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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