CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR4 Memory optimized for Intel motherboards redefines premium DDR4 memory, with timeless iconic design, superior craftsmanship and aluminum construction that’s built to last. Powered by tightly-screened high-frequency memory chips, DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB ensures high frequency performance with generous room for overclocking thanks to a custom PCB cooled by CORSAIR’S patented DHX cooling technology. Use CORSAIR iCUE software to customize virtually limitless lighting effects from 12 ultra-bright, individually addressable CAPELLIX RGB LEDs, and stay informed with real-time frequency and temperature monitoring. Complete with wide compatibility with the latest motherboards, Intel XMP 2. 0 support for simple setup, and a limited lifetime , this is DDR4 memory in a class of its own.
From the manufacturer
The Culmination Of 25 Years Building Exceptional Memory
CORSAIR Dominator has long been the face of premium, high-performance memory. That heritage and experience has led to this: the most advanced DDR4 memory we’ve ever created.
Push Performance Even Higher
Dominator Platinum RGB is available in high-performance speeds of up to 4,800MHz, with generous overclocking headroom.
Intel XMP 2.0 Support
Optimized for the latest Intel and AMD DDR4 motherboards. Simple one-setting installation.
You’re buying looks not qualityI told myself, never again after having so many failed sticks of Corsair Ram in the past 10 years. Well, I again lied to myself, and figured all would be okay. Ordered 2 sets of this stuff, and while the RAM itself feels of excellent quality, it’s not. 2 of the 4 sticks fail Windows Memory Diagnostics, MemTest86, and Prime95(each stick tested individually)and cause lockups, and BSOD’s like they are going out of style. Tried in both the new Ryzen system the stuff went into, and also a known working Intel system, both exhibit the same behavior. Personally had more Corsair ram failure then I have out of all the system’s I’ve built using Crucial, Mushkin, or Kingston combined. I know Corsair does make some seriously amazing products, but this is again…..my last go with Corsair RAM. Hopefully the replacement sticks will have zero issues, and they can live out there day’s in this system. Dominator series RAM is supposed to be top notch Corsair, you truly have missed the mark. Been building systems a long time, and this will be the last time I spend money on your memory modules.~UPDATE 11-27-2021~Replacement sticks have been solid, and running pretty much 24/7 since receiving in late August of 2019. Bumping from 2 stars to 3 stars. Still some of the best looking Ram you can buy without question.
Garry Clark –
Not for high end PCs. Save your moneyI decided to go with this RAM in my new gaming rig as Corsair is known for their quality and reliability. This RAM from them is what I consider their higher end RAM and also went heavy RGB with this build so these fit right in.On the positive side of things the packaging and feel of this RAM is extremely high quality. The LEDs are also very high quality so aesthetically everything about this RAM is great. Also their support was very responsive.However after running this RAM for a week in a very stable system with just default BIOS settings I cold booted and the system board would no longer post and kept giving a CC error on the motherboard. So I dug in and started removing things trying to narrow down the issue. Ended up being one of the Dimms had gone bad. Did a RMA and it was fairly quick and painless. So kudos to Corsair for that process.With system back up and running with the new DIMMs I attempted to start tuning by turning on XMP II so I could get this RAM above 2133mhz. These are 3200mhz after all. System would not boot after making the change and just power cycles over and over again. So I cleared CMOS and manually entered in the timings and voltages again being conservative. Samething power cycle over and over. So I reached out to Corsair and got the following response.”David E (Corsair)Apr 3, 19:10 PDTXMP profiles are not guaranteed, you would have to contact your motherboard manufacturer to find the optimal settings for your memory. XMP is overclocking and we do not assist with overclocking. We guarantee that memory will function at 2133 clock speed.Thank you for choosing Corsair.”I understand the response, but XMP is not uncommon and matter a fact has XMP compatible stamped on the packaging. Corsair even has a XMP profile built into this RAM. Not to mention if I wanted 2133mhz RAM I’d have about MUCH cheaper RAM and just been as happy. Really disappointed by Corsair and this response.PC specs are as follows:CPU: Intel 9900k 5.0mhz UnlockedMotherboard: Asus Maximus Hero XI WifiVideo Card: Asus 2080 TI 11GBCase: Thermaltake 900 TowerPS: Corsair 1200HXiCPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15So as you can see I did not hold back on hardware and my only regret so far are these DIMMs. If you are building a gaming PC and want high end reliable RAM I would not recommend these.
D. Johnson –
Good memory… don’t care about the RGBIt’s kind of sad that it’s difficult to find quality performance memory without RGB lighting. In my own PC both my motherboard and memory now have RGB lighting, but the case is fully enclosed and the internals won’t ever be seen. So I wouldn’t have paid the extra for RGB lighting, except that an equivalent product without the lighting doesn’t seem to be readily available.But other than that, performance has been great, and it has been rock solid in terms of its reliability. Definitely a recommended product.I have one experienced one small glitch with the RGB lighting. One of my modules will occasionally get out of sync with the others and it displays a different pattern or color than the others (it isn’t specific to any one particular of them — I think all four have done it at one time or another). I’m not sure if that’s a memory or motherboard thing, and it doesn’t really affect me when it happens, but there may be some out there that care, so I thought it best to mention it.
Jack Chaisey –
Solid RAM. Not a fan of RGB.Built the PC in 2018 with: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3466MHz C16 Desktop Memory. Upgraded in April 2020 to this set: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600) C16 1.35V Desktop Memory – BlackPros: – Still able to use the RGB RAM fan from the previous set, without connecting the LEDs. – The RAM is running stably @ 3200 MHz on 1.29 V. – iCUE downloaded to control RAM RGBs. iCUE has a plug-in to control ASUS RGBs.Cons: – Very tall RAM @ 55 mm makes CPU cooler compatibility challenging. – Had to order Tekiro 7 Piece Mini L-Key Short Hex Metric Set to find hex wrenches that will enable the removal of the light bar. If these get to 52 mm height, will be happy. – Would have preferred non RGB option.*Update*Removed the RGB & the RAM is now under the 52 mm DIMM clearance required for a new cooler I ordered (ships September/October). Removed the RAM fan. Deleted iCUE: had no issues, but no longer needed.
RGB for those that hate RGBI’m not a fan of RGB. I had planned on building my PC without any lighting but discovered that the illuminated logo on my GPU cannot be turned off. So I decided to embrace subtle lighting. Corsair iCue is reasonably decent and allows a variety of static lighting options. I decided to mirror the green GPU lighting on all other text and have white for the rest – I really like it. The lighting options on the DIMMs is actually very impressive – it actually looks great rain bowing through the spectrum but that’s not what I wanted. I think it looks pretty good even static. It is really bright but dimmable through iCue – I have mine at 10% and that is plenty bright enough. Oh, and as RAM it works perfectly – I haven’t tried manually OC but XMP profile works perfectly.
James W –
Outstanding RAM!!! I simply love this RAM, it is beautiful, sleek, stylish and the amount of RGB options you get to play with in the iCue app is amazing, I spent several hours just creating different patterns and colour mixes. It is a little bit heavier than previously used Corsair RAM, but don’t let that put you off, it just means they’re well built. The white ones fit perfectly in my monochrome build of black & white.I have seen previous reviews by clueless people who state the RAM doesn’t run at the 3200mhz speed it says it does. News flash silly people, it does, you just have to go into your Bios and change it from its minimum setting of 2133mhz to the preferred 3200mhz, it is as simple as clicking a button from ‘off’ to ‘on’. They put it on this because not all motherboards can handle the top setting, think of it as a starting point and all you have to do is turn it up. So please don’t listen to those people who have no idea what they’re talking about. This RAM is truly superb!!!
Reliable and looks greatWhat can you say? They do their job and do it well.I have an Asus Maximus Hero XI so I have a motherboard that lights up via the bundled Asus Aura software.My Corsair RAM and AIO H115i Pro XT cooler use the Corsair iCUE software which has an Asus add-on to link with the motherboard, which it appears to do successfully. I only use the LEDs to indicate the temperature of the components (chip, RAM, memory and the GPU via the motherboard colour) although you can set it to be more interesting in the colour animations.I bought this 32GB kit to add to the 16GB kit I already had installed so I had all 4 slots populated. The effects are even better but used ICue to show the Dominator colour for temperature and used the other square LEDs for something more interesting.I then built my son an AMD 5900X based build in January and whilst I managed to obtain the chip, Corsair cooler and Asus X570-E Motherboard, I found real problems sourcing AMD 5000 series compatible RAM from their AMD approved list. Was looking for 3600MHz RAM but there are not many Corsair kits on the approved list with RGB at the moment. 3600MHz RAM was running out everywhere and prices were going stupid so I pulled this 32GB 3200MHz kit out of my Maximus Hero Xi and used it in the AMD build and BOOM, job done. Installed Windows 10 Pro and there hasn’t been any issues with this kit set to XMP profile at 3200MHz on the Asus X570-E with a Ryzen 9 5900X, so I’m not sure what all the worry was about all over the net. Granted I’m not overclocking the chip or RAM but it has been stable continuously and it is not even the ‘Ryzen Optimised’ version.I’ve always used Corsair in my builds for over 20 years (AMD and Intel) and never had any problems. Plus it looks great in a windowed case.
Terrible Quality Control – Cosmetic Defects Twice in a Row.Extremely disappointed with Corsair’s quality control when it comes to the cosmetic condition on these items.I ordered a set of 4x16GB (3600 MHz CL18) Dominator Platinum RGB, and upon installing it was extremely disappointed to find that not one, but two of the four sticks had flaked paint which caused the RGB lighting to shine through in spots that it shouldn’t.If it were the cheaper Vengeance line or budget RGB RAM I would not hold the cosmetic condition to such high standards, but this stuff is expensive.The Dominator RGB line doesn’t offer notable performance improvements over the non-RGB Dominator line, or Vengeance line from Corsair. People who buy this product are buying it specifically because it looks incredibly cool – i.e. you are buying it for looks, so you would expect it to arrive in pristine condition, as damage/flaking to the paint subtracts from the aesthetic appeal.Amazon very kindly offered to replace the RAM, and I received a replacement the next working day.But what really upset me was that my replacement set of Dominator RGB RAM had the same damage to it, again on two of the four sticks…I can’t give the product one star because when you receive a kit that’s in good condition it looks truly stunning, but when customers are spending a premium on this kit specifically because they love how it looks, they deserve to get a kit which is free of defects such as the paint/plastic flaking.
Subtle but stunningWorked perfectly out of the box and was super easy to install. The LEDs are bright and the colours match up to the Asus Maximus XII Extreme quite nicely. Expected good quality from Corsair and they’ve delivered on it as expected.(Edit – after 2 months of use – original review above)- The DIMMs arrived are ver 8.31, Nanya B-Die- Stock: 3600MHz, 1.35v, C18- Overclock: 3866MHz, 1.37v, C17, dropped tRFC and adjusted other timings.Could probably increase the frequency if using two DIMMs but happy enough with the 4 DIMMs reaching these speeds. Probably helps to have the optimem feature on the Maximus 12 Extreme.