Corsair releases 3400MHz DDR4 memory kits for Gigabyte X99-SOC champion motherboard

Corsair has announced availability of a new memory kit that has just set speed records in partnership with the Gigabyte X99-SOC motherboard.

The new Corsair Dominator 3400MHz DDR4 uses hand-picked ICs and has tuned-timings to allow the memory to achieve 3400MHz on air-cooling alone, and record-breaking performance when partnered with a bit of liquid-nitrogen.

The record, set on March 20 by professional overclocker, Hicookie, established an unparalleled speed of 4365.6MHz.

To seal the association, the chunky heat spreader on the memory modules has an anodised orange colour to match that used on the Gigabyte motherboard.

“Each Dominator Platinum 3400MHz DDR4 memory module is built with hand-picked ICs and tuned timing parameters to achieve blistering performance on Gigabyte’s X99-SOC Champion extreme overclocking motherboard,” said Thi La, Chief Operating Officer at Corsair.

“Achieving insanely fast memory clock speeds is just the beginning. We can’t wait to see the incredible high-performance machines that PC enthusiasts create with them.”

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Colin Brix, Director of Marketing of Gigabyte’s Motherboard Business Unit, added: “Our Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion is engineered with highly optimized trace paths between the processor and DIMM sockets to enable incredible memory clock speeds.

“We worked with Corsair to tune an exceptional edition of Dominator Platinum DDR4 that can help overclockers push the X99-SOC Champion to reach unprecedented memory speeds.”

The cost of record-breaking performance? Well let’s just say if you thought the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X was a bit pricey, you’ll probably want to look away now.

A 16GB kit (two modules) will set you back $999.99 (£670.55).

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