Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Review

SiSoft Sandra & WinRAR

Synthetic Benchmarks Part 1

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC.

CPU Arithmetic

The CPU arithmetic test ascertains the processor's capabilities in terms of numerical operations. Two subtests named Dhrystone and Whetstone are carried out respectively. This is not a measure of latency and thus higher is better

Well how boring is that? A flat graph...

This is of course a heavily CPU dependent benchmark and so this is very much to be expected. Small gains are seen when comparing the three frequency and timing configurations although once you factor in error margins, these are truly insignificant differences.

CPU Multimedia

The CPU Multimedia Test focuses on CPU based operations that may occur during multimedia based tasks. The magnitude of the score depends on the processor's ability to handle Integer, Float and Double data types.

A similar story can be found here. Again, the nature of this test means that (within reason) RAM does not have a huge bearing on the overall result.

Memory Performance

Next we examined Memory Latency...

On an AM3 platform with a Phenom II @ 2000MHz NB, these results are very much what you'd expect for RAM of this calibre. Given that the IMC has been left at nominal frequencies, it is nice to see that ~13.5GB/sec has been achieved.


 WinRAR's embedded Benchmark focuses on the processor's File Compression capability.

WinRAR appears to take great advantage of tighter memory timings and higher memory frequencies. The gains shown are much higher than we would have expected.

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Most Recent Comments

02-07-2010, 10:59:59

You can just tell that has been designed for recent ROG boards

WTG Corsair ! Quote

02-07-2010, 11:11:46

Aye if the AMD's dont like high speed ram or at least overclocking the ram for high speeds then low latency just makes alot of sense.Quote

03-07-2010, 11:36:48

this ram is could boost your systems gaming performance specially for AMD platforms which suffer when compared to Intel's platforms.Quote

04-07-2010, 13:37:26

Should the latency numbers be higher or lower? What do they mean?Quote

04-07-2010, 14:11:40

Originally Posted by name='Daylightdon'
Should the latency numbers be higher or lower? What do they mean?
The latency numbers should be lower because the AMD processor memory controller can’t deal with high speed memory so the only thing that will improve performance is to lower the memory latency which means it will respond in less time to orders that come from the CPU so the lower the better. I have tried low latency memory on a 965 AMD CPU and it did improve the performance.


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