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Old 12-19-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default OCZ Releases Faster-than-Life Triple-Channel Blade Series

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Yeah, I know I just posted about some OCZ modules earlier this week, but the most-recent launch deserves an equal amount of praise, due to it's sheer speed and timing set. If you've ever overclocked memory, then you know how important it is to have a good combination of high frequency and low timings. This latest kit has both, and is sure to see huge numbers with benchmarkers.

The "Blade" series is new to OCZ and features a brand-new sleek black heat-spreader. Though it looks rather modest, the first available kit features fast DDR3-2000 speeds and is equipped with 7-8-7-20 timings. I should note that our lead Core i7 benchmarking machine is using close to the same timings for DDR3-1333, so the accomplishment here is great.

The best part is that the modules manage to stick to Intel's max voltage allowance of 1.65v for the Core i7 platform. Thanks to a CAS latency of 7, the latency ratings on these puppies must be drool-worthy. The best I've seen from other manufacturers, if they offer DDR3-2000 at all, is CL 8 and 9, but OCZ seems to be the first to hit the magical 7. Most impressive to me is that this is accomplished with only 1.65v... things sure change when we're forced to adapt to a much lower threshold!


The Blade Series Triple Channel Memory kit is the latest maximum-performance RAM designed specifically for the Intel Core i7 processor / Intel X58 Express Chipset. At DDR3-2000, CL 7-8-7, the Blade Series harnesses industry-leading speeds at the low voltage required to safely run Core i7ís triple channel mode. With the ideal combination of all the factors that formulate the ultimate memory solution - density, speed, latency, and an effective new cooling design - the Blade Series is guaranteed to please enthusiasts looking to take the hottest Intel platform to new heights.


Source: OCZ Blade Series PC3-16000 Product Page
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