By Mike Clements posted Aug 30th 2011
Corsair works very hard with Intel to provide memory that complies with Intel's XMP standards. This means that not only does the user get the benefit of predefined performance settings, they also get an extra level of assurance that Corsair memory is tested with and compatible with their Intel based system. In fact, Corsair has more XMP approved memory listed at Intel than all other memory vendors combined on the Intel XMP charts:
- XMP Memory for Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
- XMP Memory for Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
- XMP Memory for Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
So what does XMP mean for you? Intel has set down a set of rigid testing criteria for overclocking memory that will carry the XMP label. When you buy XMP memory you are buying memory that has met a higher standard of testing approved by Intel. Here's what they have to say about it:
"Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) is a performance-packed expansion of the standard DDR3 memory specification. It enables a robust, overclocking solution designed to take advantage of the mega-gaming features built into Intel® technology-based PCs. If you like to overclock and squeeze every possible ounce of performance from your PC, then memory based on Intel XMP is the solution you need to fully dominate — without breaking a sweat.
Designed for ultimate flexibility, Intel® XMP-based platforms offer major advantages for pro gamers, novices, and everyone in between. With predefined and certified memory optimizations built into Intel® XMP, overclocking on Intel technology-based PCs is easy right out of the box. Expert users still have the option of manually changing specific parameters for personalized fine-tuning."
See Intel's Extreme Gaming page for more XMP information. Choose Corsair memory with confidence when you select memory for your Intel based system!