As we have promised, we continue introducing to you new DDR2 SDRAM memory modules. Today we are going to talk about another solution from Corsair, which we haven’t managed to include in our previous DDR2 article. I this review we are going to specifically dwell on the memory modules capable of working at 1GHz frequency.
Some time ago we already tested overclocker memory kit from Corsair, the TWIN2X1024A-5400UL (for details, please see the article called DDR2 SDRAM for Overclocking Fans: Getting Beyond 1GHz ). This product proved capable of working at 667MHz frequency and aggressive timing settings as well as at frequencies close to 1GHz. However, Corsair doesn’t really position this memory solution as a high-frequency product. There is another product, specifically designed for operation at high frequencies: Corsair DDR2 SDRAM TWIN2X1024-8000UL. This particular memory kit is going to be the hero of our today’s review.
I would like to clarify why we pay so much attention to Corsair memory modules on our site these days. This manufacturer offers the whole lot of interesting products, which attracted out attention. Besides, there are some reasons to consider Corsair one of the most popular overclocker memory modules maker nowadays. Take, for instance, the statistics of the popular CPU-Z diagnostic utility. As of September 20, 2005, Corsair memory is used in 11.8% of all systems registered in this database with the total number of records approaching 40,000.
So, if you are looking for overclocker DDR2 SDRAM, you should definitely consider Corsair memory solutions at least among the top priority choices. So, we felt like we really had to fill in the gap in our memory section with a new detailed review of such a flagship product as Corsair TWIN2X1024-8000UL.