Corsair Dominator Platinum Performance

By Jake Crimmins, on June 29, 2012

As you may have heard we launched our new Dominator Platinum line of DDR3 memory at Computex in early June 2012. Dominator Platinum adds a brand new look, and an LED light pipe to our existing Dominator technology such as DHX cooling and AirFlow Pro support. Let's take a look at how the 4GB 3000MHz kit performs when combined with the latest Intel® Ivy Bridge processors.

System Specs:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770K

Motherboard: ASUS® Maximus V GENE

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 Memory (CMD4GX3M2A3000C12)

PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 PSU

GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 580

SSD: Corsair Force Series™ GT 120GB SSD


Running HyperPi 32M runs 8 instances of popular benchmark SuperPi. This benchmark is a great tool for checking memory stability especially when overclocked. The memory was set to run at its rated timings and speeds of 3000MHz 12-14-14-35. With the CPU clocked at 3.17GHz HyperPi 32m finished with an average time of 17m 18.922s.



With the CPU cooled by liquid nitrogen I pushed the CPU further to 6GHz+ with the memory at 3000MHz and ran SuperPi 1m/32m. SuperPi 1m finished in an impressive 5.881 seconds while SuperPi 32m finished in 6m 3.793s.


SuperPi 1m


SuperPi 32m


With this kit I was able to tighten down the CAS latency from CAS 12 to CAS 11. With the CPU at slightly lower clock speeds HyperPi 32m passed with a time of 17m 58.572s.



While at CAS 11 I pushed the memory as far as possible and was able to achieve 3050MHz with ease. Loosening the timings up to CAS 12 should provide even more overclocking headroom.



Our new Dominator Platinum memory combines a new look with the existing technologies and performance of the previous Dominator memory modules. Combining Intel's new Ivy Bridge platform with a Dominator Platinum memory kit will give you great performance all while looking great.