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Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 Memory Review

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Now that the stock benchmarks have been completed, let’s see how much farther we can push the Dominator Platinum RGB kit. At stock, this kit runs at a speed of 3200MHz at a voltage of 1.35v with CL16-18-18-38 timings.

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Taking a look at the SPD tab we see the various timing tables of the kit.

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To overclock the Dominator Platinum’s, I first increased the speed until the system wouldn’t post then I slowly increased the voltage up to 1.5v. At stock voltage I managed to get the kit to boot with a 400MHz overclock, giving us a speed of 3600MHz. No matter which voltage I applied the kit refuse to boot at anything higher than 3600MHz. Now that we have successfully overclocked the Dominator Platinum’s I verified their stability by running some more benchmarks including Cinebench R15, Super PI, and AIDA 64 Bandwidth benchmark.

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Now that we have proved the applied overclock of 3600MHz is stable, let’s see our improvements in our read/write/copy speeds. Using the AIDA Cache & Memory Benchmark, we found improvements across the board with the stock Read/Write/Copy being 46.3/46.4/42.1 GBs and with the overclock applied, we were able to hit 49.7/52.6/45.7 GBs. That’s an increase in performance of approximately 9.3% in read, 13.3% in write, and 9.2% in copy with no change to the kit’s voltage. That’s a pretty impressive increase in performance with no change to the kit’s voltage.

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