Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced that Corsair’s Core i7-optimized, triple-channel DDR3 memory was selected for YOYOTech’s SPEC CPU2006 world-record breaking PC.

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The YOYOTech Fi7EPOWER MLK1610 claimed the performance crown from the previous record holder, an exotic 8-core Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC processor based system, outperforming it by 50%. The Fi7EPOWER MLK1610 uses the latest Intel® Core i7-965 Extreme Edition processor, which features an integrated, triple-channel DDR3 memory controller delivering incredible memory performance when partnered with triple-channel DDR3 memory.

SPEC CPU2006 measures CPU and memory architecture performance, which made the choice of which memory to install a critical factor. To partner the Core i7 CPU, YOYOTech chose 9GB of high-performance Corsair memory, consisting of a 3GB kit of 1866MHz Corsair Dominator TR3X3G1866C9DF and a 6GB kit of 1866MHz Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1866C9DF in an innovative 3GB-per-channel configuration.

In order to complete SPEC’s rigorous test suite, memory stability is equally as important as performance, and this was another decisive factor in YOYOTech’s choice of Corsair® memory. “To pass SPEC’s gruelling 3-day test, YOYOTech’s engineers needed DDR3 memory that wouldn’t buckle under the pressure. That’s why we chose Corsair Dominator,” added Kohli.