It’s been 5 years since Corsair first unleashed a wave of rainbows throughout PC gaming peripherals with the introduction of their Ok70 RGB keyboard, however now these RGB nuts are taking their brightly colored LEDs to the following degree.
Announced right this moment at their CES 2019 press convention, Corsair’s Capellix tech is a brand new type of LED mounting that permits for larger brightness ranges, higher energy effectivity, and crucially (for some, at the least) a considerably larger density of LEDs for an excellent larger Skittle-based gaming expertise. And the primary product to make use of Corsair’s new Capellix tech is their newly unveiled Dominator Platinum RGB RAM.
With 12 individually addressable RGB LEDs per module, the Dominator Platinum RGB is good for individuals who can’t resist an excellent mild present. As you may see from the image beneath, there are ten little squares throughout the highest of every module in addition to an RGB-ified Dominator emblem working down the center, which then bleeds out down the facet through an excellent tinier grill.
Combined with its die-cast, micro-arc oxidized and anodized aluminium warmth spreader, I’ve to confess the Dominator Platinum RGB did look fairly sensible when it was stacked alongside a number of different sticks in Corsair’s demo unit, and with 4 of them facet by facet they seemed like a type of sound wave boards pulsing by the PC.
Launching in February 2019, there’s no phrase on actual UK or US pricing but, however given Corsair’s present non-Capellix Dominator Platinum RAM prices round £150 / $160 for a 16GB package of two 8GB sticks, it’s in all probability going to be fairly dear – particularly once you take note of that the Dominator Platinum RGB will be capable to run at speeds of as much as a whopping 4800MHz.
Of course, I’m positive plenty of you might be considering, this simply seems like every other RGB lighting on the planet – and outwardly, you’d be appropriate. Inside, nevertheless, is a distinct story fully. Not solely does Capellix permit every LED to be as much as 60% brighter when exhibiting explicit colors (inexperienced is very eye-searing), it’s additionally as much as 60% extra environment friendly whereas consuming as much as 40% much less energy. Add in as much as 35% longer life, and the entire system is simply higher all spherical.
It’s significantly excellent news for wi-fi keyboards and mice, which is able to actually profit from all that additional effectivity and general energy saving, in addition to inner system and fan lighting extra typically. In the case of the latter, the important thing factor is the quantity of house Capellix LEDs take up – simply 0.2mm³ versus the same old 2.8mm³. To put these numbers into perspective, check out the image above, which reveals how Capellix LED mounting compares together with your conventional floor mounting
There’s no information but on what different Capellix merchandise will come out after the Dominator Platinum RGB RAM, however Corsair have been eager to stress that there are numerous extra the come over the course of 2019, so watch this house.
For extra information and fingers on previews from this 12 months’s CES, try our CES 2019 tag.