Corsair claims AMD memory speed record

California memory maker Corsair claims to have set a new world record for memory clock speed on AMD processors. Memory makers have been squeezing their chips recently in a tit-for-tat game of who can go the fastest.

Now, using an AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition CPU, Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU cooler, and a pair of Corsair Dominator GTX4 memory DIMMs with Airflow memory fan, Corsair Labs reckons it was able to back in front to achieve a world-record memory frequency of 2287.6MHz on an AMD platform.

Corsair's resident overclocking nutter Jake Crimmins said, "While testing AMD’s recently launched Phenom II X6 processors, we noticed we were able to reach higher frequencies than previously possible on an AMD platform."

The previous Phenom II X4 processors (codenamed Deneb) would reach memory frequencies just above 1600MHz with DDR3. Several overclockers were able to heavily tweak their systems and memory to reach speeds just shy of 2000MHz.

"Given the improvements to the memory overclocking on the Thuban processors, naturally we wanted to see how far they could be pushed. Pairing the Corsair Dominator GTX memory with the new AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor on the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula motherboard allowed for 2000MHz without any major tweaking," Crimmins said.

On the bench:

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition CPU
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula motherboard
4GB Corsair Dominator GTX4 (2 DIMMs)
Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler
Corsair Nova Series V64 SSD
Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT GPU
Corsair Professional Series 850HX PSU