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December 17, 2009

Corsair intros 24GB DDR3 kit

For the low, low price of $1349.99, you can be the proud owner of Corsair's new CMD24GX3M6A1333C9 memory kit which bundles six 4GB DIMMs into one wallet-melting package.

“Corsair’s 24GB Dominator memory kit is perfect for high-performance computing applications, including computational research, HD digital content creation, working with multiple virtual machines, and other data-intensive applications,” said John Beekley, VP of Technical Marketing at Corsair.

“The latest multi-core Intel and AMD CPUs, combined with sophisticated graphics processors from Nvidia and AMD, are capable of performing incredible workloads. Corsair’s 24GB Dominator memory kit enables the large number of concurrent threads and substantial datasets required by these applications.”

The DDR3-1333 DIMMs operate at 9-9-9 and 1.6v. A triple-channel motherboard is required, but the kit is guaranteed to work on any and all X58 boards with six DIMM slots.

RAM follows one basic rule - upgrading is only going to help you if you're using 100% of what you already have.

For memory-hungry apps, it could indeed be of significant benefit to have 24GB of RAM in the PC. However, for current gaming usage, this is overkill to the point of using an ICBM to swat a fly. The "practical" maximum for current gamers likely falls at around the 6GB point, with 12GB being comfortable for a long time to come.


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