Corsair’s New Dominator Platinum DDR4 Is For Asus ROG Motherboards

Corsair announced a new DDR4 memory kit designed specifically for Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) motherboards.

The new 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) Dominator Platinum kit matches the ROG color scheme with a black ten-layer PCB and heatsink, as well as a red aluminum top bar color matched to the Asus motherboard line. The memory is rated for DDR4-3200 with a CAS latency of 16-18-18-36, and it will run at that speed on any Intel 100-series motherboard, but a special XMP 2.0 profile specifically for ROG-branded motherboards raises the clock rate to 3,333 MHz. The CAS timings remain the same, despite the increased memory speed.

Here’s a full list of the compatible Asus ROG motherboards:

Asus Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Formula

Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Hero

Asus Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly

Asus Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Impact

Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme

Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Ranger

Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Gene

Corsair’s new 16 GB Dominator Platinum DDR4-3200 (DDR4-3333 for ROG boards only) will be available soon from Corsair's website and online retailers with an MSRP of $189.99, and it’s backed by a lifetime warranty.

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  • turkey3_scratch
    Overpriced. G Skill Trident Z are a lot cheaper.
  • RedJaron
    1712875 said:
    Overpriced. G Skill Trident Z are a lot cheaper.

    True, but people paying for ROG mboards aren't worried about cost. Besides, if these have timings that are specific to the mboards, that means better compatibility, faster tuning, and better performance than a generic DIMM.
  • Matt_550
    Quote:
    1712875 said:
    Overpriced. G Skill Trident Z are a lot cheaper.
    True, but people paying for ROG mboards aren't worried about cost. Besides, if these have timings that are specific to the mboards, that means better compatibility, faster tuning, and better performance than a generic DIMM.

    Quote:
    1712875 said:
    Overpriced. G Skill Trident Z are a lot cheaper.
    True, but people paying for ROG mboards aren't worried about cost. Besides, if these have timings that are specific to the mboards, that means better compatibility, faster tuning, and better performance than a generic DIMM.

    Quote:
    1712875 said:
    Overpriced. G Skill Trident Z are a lot cheaper.
    True, but people paying for ROG mboards aren't worried about cost. Besides, if these have timings that are specific to the mboards, that means better compatibility, faster tuning, and better performance than a generic DIMM.


    Why even bother with these? The Trident Z or the Ripjaws V are cheaper and have better CAS latency. The only reason to get these is a fashion statement.