Just days before the formal release of AMD Athlon 64 family of microprocessors, OCZ Technology unveiled memory modules for use with these 64-bit CPUs. Primarily, the new memory modules are to be used with AMD Athlon 64 FX processors that require registered DIMMs.
OCZ DDR PC3200 ECC Registered modules will function at 400MHz with CL 3-3-3-8 latencies to provide peak theoretical memory bandwidth for AMD Athlon 64 FX processors with dual-channel memory controller of up to 6.40GB/s. Just like other memory modules from OCZ, these utilize the firm’s Ultra Low Noise shielded PCB as well as are equipped with copper heat-spreaders.
The modules will be available in both 256MB and 512MB versions. Pricing is not announced at this time, but registered memory modules with ECC support always cost more than typical memory devices of the same speed.
It is interesting to note that OCZ specifically reminds that the product had been specifically designed for use on the AMD Athlon 64 FX platform and should not be used on any other desktop platform, such as AMD Athlon XP or Intel Pentium 4. Well, surely OCZ DDR PC3200 ECC Registered also work on AMD Opteron-based computers pretty fine…