by Rob Williams on August 15, 2006 in Miscellaneous
OCZ has been launching some amazing kits lately, and this one is no exception. In our tests, we have managed to bring this modest DDR2-900 up to DDR2-1140 speeds and still retain some great stability.
For our last benchmark, I am using Super Pi. Though more of a CPU benchmark, Super Pi benefits greatly from tighter ram timings and frequencies. In all runs except 400MHz, the VX2 comes out on top again. It certainly can’t get much closer than this!
After using this kit, I have walked away impressed. Not only does it keep up to it’s bigger brother, the VX2, it costs well over $100 less! For the $300 asking price, I would whole heartily recommend this to anyone who is looking for an overclocking kit with serious potential. There is no doubt in my mind that these can be pushed even further, but my CPU seems to have a max overclock of 2.85GHz. If you have a lucky chip that can to go 3.0GHz or beyond, you will be having some fun.
If you are an extreme overclocker, and you know if I mean you, then the VX2 -may- be more for you. They have been intently tweaked by one of the best memory overclockers out there, so you can expect to wind up with some ‘extreme’ results in the end. If you are not that hardcore, then this 7200 EPP kit is for you, whether you are a novice or serious overclocker.
I have to say, I’ve been giving out a lot of 9 out of 10’s to memory kits lately, but it’s so hard to not be impressed by all of the offerings. It’s really hard to buy a bad DDR2 kit nowadays, as long as you don’t mind slapping over ~$250 – $300. To me, the kit we looked at today is highly worth the retail price due to it’s great overclocking ability and stability. I am awarding yet another kit a well deserved 9 out of 10 and our Editors Choice award.
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