With most of the DDR3 segment being populated by triple dimm kits in homage to Intel’s Core i7 triple channel utilization, dual kits have seemingly been forgotten.
Intel however, is going back to the typical 4 DIMM slots with the release of its P55 chipset and LGA-1156 socket in early September. Consequently it is expected that we will soon see a wave of dual dimms flooding the market as the release approaches.
First on the list is Corsair who are rolling out a few variations of their performance minded, but value oriented XM3 line with the following new SKUs
- CMX8GX3M4A1333C9 – 4GB (2GB x 2) | 1333 MHz | 9-9-9-24
- CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 – 2GB (1GB x 2) | 1600 MHz | 9-9-9-24
- CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 – 4GB (2GB x 2) | 1600 MHz | 9-9-9-24
- CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 – 2GB (1GB x 2) | 1600 MHz | 8-8-8-24
No word yet on any plans for the release of more performance geared ram, but it is expected that two stick variations of the Dominator GT line will surface soon enough.
This is also good news for many AMD users who have – until now – had very slim pickings for quality DDR3 ram given AMD’s lack of adoption of the 6 DIMM momentum.