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[User Review] Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T


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Corsair Dominator Torque CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T

4x8GB DDR4-3200 14-16-16-36 1.35V (1Rx8, Samsung 8Gbit B-Die)

 

This is just a stripped down copy of a short user review i did on my kit for another forum (in another language :winking:).

 

Specifications

 

Memory Type: DDR4

Package Memory Format: DIMM

Package Memory Pin: 288

Memory Configuration: Dual / Quad Channel

Memory Series: Dominator Platinum

Memory Size: 32GB Kit (4 x 8GB)

SPD Rating: DDR4-2133 / PC4-17000

SPD Speed: 1066MHz

SPD Latency: 15-15-15-36

SPD Voltage: 1.2V

Performance Profile: XMP 2.0

Speed Rating: DDR4-3200 / PC4-25600

Tested Latency: 14-16-16-36

Tested Speed: 1600MHz

Tested Voltage: 1.35V

Fan Included: No

Heat Spreader: Aluminium with DHX

Hight (overall): 55mm

Lighting:White LED

Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Compatibility: Intel X99/100/200 Series platforms

Corsair Product page:

Price (as of 10.02.18): 454,99 Euro / 459.99 USD @ Corsair Shop

 

Despite compatibility is stated for Intels X99/100/200 chipsets only, they should work just fine on newer Intel and with manual settings also on the AMD platforms.

 

Photos

 

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Who doesn't like the look of the original lightbar, just replace it with:

 

 

Test System

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K (Default + MCE)

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex (Z270)

RAM: Corsair Dominator Torque CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T

Cooler: Prolimatech Mega Shadow (+1x120mm fan)

PSU: Antec Earth Watts Platinum EA-450

OS: Windows 8.1 Professional

 

Since the Apex only has two memory slots, i'll just test two randomly selected modules out of the quad kit.

 

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SPD Programmierung

 

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So they are single rank Samsung 8Gbit B-Die just like the Chrome and Blackout SE. Despite what is programmed for the RAW Card Corsair does use a 10 Layer PCB for all the Dominator Platinum SE models.

 

Thaiphoon Burner report screenshots + Aida64 SPD readings:

 

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XMP Performance

 

1) XMP (AUTO), Maximus Tweak = Mode 1

 

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2) XMP (AUTO), Maximus Tweak = Mode 2

 

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3) XMP (Full Custom)

 

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Maximus Tweak is a ASUS ROG specific setting, that influences how the board handels advanced timings. Like in this case usually mode 2 offers a bit better performance, however full custom settings offer the best performance by a long shot.

 

Overclocking

 

For the speed-obsessed looking to push their system to the limit and reach peak performance, DOMINATOR PLATINUM Special Edition’s custom 10-layer PCB provides superior signaling for greater overclocking potential, allowing every DOMINATOR PLATINUM Special Edition Torque module to be safely overclocked to at least 3,600MHz.

Since Corsair states that all Dominator Special Editions are guaranteed to hit DDR4-3600, that is where i will start with the OC testing. I'll be using semi custom settings for that, the ASUS Samsung preset will small adjustments.

 

1) DDR4-3600 14-14-14-31 1T 1.42V

 

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2) DDR4-3733 15-15-15-35 1T 1.39V

 

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3) DDR4-3866 16-16-16-36 1T 1.38V

 

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4) DDR4-4000 16-16-16-36 1T 1.42V

 

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5) DDR4-4133 17-17-17-37 1T 1.39V

 

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and the last setting tested for actual stability with MemTest 400%:

 

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Bonus, Low voltage test:

 

DDR4-3600 18-18-18-38 2T 1.20V

 

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In a similar fashion DDR4-3200 16-16-16-36 or 17-17-17-37 should also be doable at 1.2V

 

Wrap up

 

I quite like the kit personally for their unique look and very good OC headroom, but have to admit i too did think they would be limited to 500 pieces like their Blackout and Chrome counterparts. That is probably a good thing nowadays, since it also means you can actually still get them.

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Hello

 

Very well this review

I have the Chrome edition (4x8GB), and the Quad Channel (Skylake-X), it is not stable (HCI memtest, GSAT, etc ...) at 4000 17-18-18-40 1T and 1.40v, eg

But it's ok with SPI

 

These kits work may be better in Dual Channel

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Did you use full manal timings and manual adjusted VCCSA/IO? If the Chromes were of a similar quality they shouldn't have issues with 4000 c17 in quad channel, esp on a board like your Rampage VI Extreme.

 

You could try to recycle most of my sub-timings from 4000/4133, but it is a different platform so not everything will fit 1:1.

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Yes I tested with timings in manual, with these settings at 4000mhz

 

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There, I test with these settings (subtimings in AUTO except tRFC and tREFI) and RamTest

I also lowered the frequency of CPU and Cache, to be sure

 

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Also with the current temperatures, the sticks are at ~ 45 ° C

I will test ~ 30mn and if it's good, I will test with other subtimings

 

I hesitated to buy G.Skill just before seeing your topic....

 

Thanks for your help

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I don't own a LGA2066 system so not sure about the tertiaries, but from what i can tell times look reasonable. You are on manualy adjusted VCCSA and VCCIO values already? These can help fully stabilize otherwise good settings.

 

Edit: Hm, maybe test with a command rate of 2t instead.

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