Average Bench: 109% (4th of 105)

Based on 15 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Dominator CMD16GX3M2A21 4x8GB
Poor: 91%Average: 109% Great: 122%

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Outstanding average bench

The Corsair Dominator DDR3 4x8GB averaged 8.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Corsair Dominator DDR3 4x8GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 16 Core Read Bench 44.3GB/s
Avg. 16 Core Write Bench 42.8GB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Dominator DDR3 4x8GB is 31%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Dominator DDR3 4x8GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 1 Core Mixed IO Bench 13.6GB/s
Avg. 1 Core Write Bench 13.9GB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 15 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.6 MC Read 44.3 51.1
15.3 MC Write 42.8 49.4
15.1 MC Mixed 41.6 48.7
123% 42.9 GB/s
Min Avg Max
9.9 SC Read 16.7 19.7
9.3 SC Write 13.9 16.7
11 SC Mixed 13.6 15.8
42.1% 14.7 GB/s
Min Avg Max
51.5 Latency 58.5 72.3
68.4% 58.5 ns
User Benchmarks Bench Multi core Single core Latency
The fastest RAM (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4 of 8 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
MC Read 50.1
MC Write 49.4
MC Mixed 44.8
137% 48.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 14.6
48% 17 GB/s
Latency 51.9
77% 51.9 ns
4 of 8 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
MC Read 49.4
MC Write 48.1
MC Mixed 47.1
138% 48.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 14.2
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 53.9
74% 53.9 ns
4 of 8 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
MC Read 48.4
MC Write 47.6
MC Mixed 46.4
136% 47.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 14
SC Mixed 13.1
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
4 of 8 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 41.1
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 37.4
111% 38.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 15.4
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,498,173 RAM Kits tested.

Typical Dominator DDR3 4x8GB Builds (Compare 92 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 117%
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 80%

Motherboard: Asrock X79 Extreme11

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,370

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