Corsair XMS3 SLI PC3-12800
The real beauty of overclocking is when you can get much higher performance for essentially little more money than what you’d pay for using stock parts. Unless you’re one of those special people that love playing with liquid nitrogen, then it’s all about performance for price, two criteria that make something a winner. The other criterion, of course, is aesthetics, but that’s really just a bonus, as least as far as computer components go. Well, the Corsair XMS3 modules look great, so chalk one up in that department. And as for performance, considering this kit is rated at 1600MHz (and let?s not forget that?s is a 4Gb kit), going to 1800MHz at 1.85v and to 2000MHz with 1.9v with CAS 8 is simply remarkable! Glancing at comparable modules at major online retailers, we see that these modules come in at a good price, especially with DDR3 prices overall continuing to drop.
The bottom line here is these modules look very slick, keep cool, and overclock like a dream. This RAM is definitely a top performer for the price. I can?t think of another RAM product at or around the same price that delivers what this RAM can do.
Corsair XMS3 PC3-12800
Our thanks go to Corsair for providing the XMS3 kit for this review.