Corsair this week introduced its new Dominator Platinum series memory modules designed for modders and enthusiasts primarily interested in style. The new Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast DDR4 DIMMs (ed: yes, that's really the full name) don't boast extreme data transfer rates out of the box, but the manufacturer says that they will offer a decent overclocking headroom.

The Corsair Dominator Platinum SE Contrast memory kits will be available in 32 GB density, in dual-channel (2×16 GB) and quad-channel (4×8 GB) versions. The modules are speced for 3466 MT/s data transfer rate with CL16 18-18-36 timings at 1.35 V. The new Dominator Platinum SEC DIMMs are based on Samsung’s hand-picked DRAM ICs, are built on Corsair’s specially-designed 10-layer PCBs, and feature XMP 2.0 profiles to automatically set their frequencies and latencies when they are installed into compatible PCs (and appropriate BIOS settings are activated).

The main selling point of the Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast memory kits are their highly-contrast DHX cooling systems featuring pearlescent white heat spreaders and glossy black light bars with white LEDs on top. The DHX cooling system were designed specifically to maximize heat dissipation and therefore improve overclocking potential of DIMMs. According to Corsair, the Dominator Platinum SEC can “push the latest Intel platforms to their limits”, which is not surprising as memory modules based on Samsung’s B-die DRAM devices can easily run at 4000 MT/s data transfer rates and higher even without sophisticated cooling.

All Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast memory kits will be individually numbered and will be initially available exclusively from Corsair’s online stores in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany. In the U.S., the new dual-channel and quad-channel kits will retail for $440 and $480, respectively.

Corsair's Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast
Speed Sub-Timings Voltage Kit
PN Price
DDR4-3466 CL16 18-18-36 1.35 V 4×8 GB 32 GB CMD32GX4M4C3466C16W $480 Exc Tax
£435 Inc. VAT
€475 Inc. Tax
2×16GB CMD32GX4M2C3466C16W $440 Exc Tax
£400 Inc. VAT
€435 Inc. Tax

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  • PeachNCream - Friday, April 13, 2018 - link

    Corsair Pokemon LeafGreen Dominatrix Special Six Inch Heels Edition is coming next so you may as well pass on these so you have the money to buy the same specs memory with an even higher price premium and more cartoon sexualized heat spreaders.
  • Hxx - Saturday, April 14, 2018 - link

    like the naming but they need to include the mandatory "Gaming" "VR Ready" and they need to ad.. RRRGGGBBB! Otherwise it wont perform as well
  • PeachNCream - Monday, April 16, 2018 - link

    Ah yes, slapping RGB in there someplace will add a good 45FPS to any game the computer runs.

    Seriously, if anyone at Corsair bothers to read these comments -- How drunk are you guys when you come up with these names? It has to be somewhere between tipsy and "I'm so drunk that I just barfed up a RGB rainbow!" and I'm leaning toward the latter.
  • Sttm - Friday, April 13, 2018 - link

    They ruined it with the Dominator branding. Should have been a full white strip on the ends.
  • Phasenoise - Friday, April 13, 2018 - link

    <reaches for a sharpie>
  • LordSojar - Saturday, April 14, 2018 - link

    But then, then your rig wouldn't be "1337 H4x0rZ" DOMINATOR EXTREME ULTIMATE RGB SUPERNOVA RETINA DESTROYING MONSTER RIG OF PAIN. Clearly, this is required.... /sarcasmtotheinfinitepower

    On a lighter note: Corsair has garbage, overpriced RAM anyways. Nothing to see here, move along, move along.
  • zmeul - Saturday, April 14, 2018 - link

    they forgot to pain the darn things
  • Hurr Durr - Sunday, April 15, 2018 - link

    Just look at the price. Plenty of pain there.
  • Cravenmor - Monday, April 16, 2018 - link

    > Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast DDR4
    It should have been: Dominator Platinum Special Edition Cloud City Chewbaccan Rrraagh!GB DDR4 FTW Turbo EX Plus DIMM. Or maybe that's a bit ridiculous?

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