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OCZ launches 1.8 GHz DDR3

CAS8 latencies across the board
Thu Jul 19 2007, 11:19
OCZ STARTED TO crank DDR3 memory out the door, albeit in limited quantities (worldwide DDR3 supply is not exactly cranking right now). Oddly enough, this announcement comes only a day after announcing DDR3-1600 CAS7. Still, for yet highest memory clockspeed on a retail part, you might not want to miss these ones.

The new modules belong to Platinum Edition series, therefore they carry platinum-painted heatspreader and a number PC3-14400. Latter number means single of these babies is able to result in a 14.4 GB/s bandwidth. Combined, these could reach 28.8 GB/s if there was not for Intel's 64-bit GTL+ bus that is keeping people stuck at 8.5GB/s (1066 MHz one), that is 10.66 GB/s with the latest 1333 MHz one.

As it usually happens with Platinum series, XTC heatspreader is painted in shiny platinum colour

But, these modules are not intended for people with default clocked FSB, but rather to enable bandwidth available to enthusiasts that are right now cranking FSB over 500 MHz QDR (2.5 GHz) mark, and their processors live'n'breathe with 20GB/s bandwidth figures. This marked definitely needs these modules, and mark PC3-14400 comes as icing on a cake.

We definitely need Intel's Nehalem with its CSI to solve this great divide, because it is obvious that memory can do a whole lot more. Of course, once that AMD's Deneb/Regor/Propus kicks in, the figures that OCZ is achieving now will slowly become a reality. µ


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