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We have already reviewed memory modules from OCZ and Kingston, but today we have the privilege of reviewing modules from a company that single-handedly took the enthusiast memory market by storm. Through their XMS line, Corsair may very well possess the most powerful brand name among all memory manufacturers. The polls on Corsair’s webpage that ask “Who makes the best gaming memory?” illustrate their dominance (with Corsair beating Kingston and OCZ unanimously). In fact, at a local Fry’s Electronics, I always catch unknowing salesmen recommend Corsair for everything, despite OCZ and Kingston being just as good. Corsair has become synonymous with “quality memory” to the common person, much like “Nintendo” became synonymous with home console gaming systems.
Corsair recently sent us their latest and greatest XMS memory modules, the TwinX11024-4400C25. These modules use the highly-acclaimed TCCD chips that Corsair originally introduced with their XL lineup. Now they have revamped the TCCD chips with newer chips, higher rated speeds, and a new PCB that looks to be made by Brainpower, although I’m not entirely sure. With that said, on to the review.