OCZ Technology, a well-known memory specialist, today announced its new memory modules that do not boast with extreme clock-speeds, but feature ultra-low latencies not available on the vast majority of competing solutions.
The majority of memory modules makers nowadays aggressively promote their products with extreme clock-speeds that not only exceed DDR specifications, but surpass this year’s fastest DDR-II memory at 533MHz. However, memory latencies also play a very important role in actual system performance, sometimes they appear to be even more important than clock-speeds of memory chips. Unfortunately, it is pretty hard to find RAM sticks with really aggressive timings nowadays, though, the demand for such products definitely exists and OCZ Technology wants to address it with its new OCZ PC-3200 Platinum Limited Edition EL DDR modules.
OCZ EL DDR Platinum Limited Edition PC3200 memory is specifically designed for ultra-low latency timing operation on both Intel and AMD-based platforms. OCZ Platinum Edition PC3200 memory is rated for CL 2-2-2-7 timings at 400MHz speed with 2.7V voltage, a bit better than competing offerings rated for 2-3-2-6 timings. OCZ’s new modules are based on Winbond BH-6 semiconductors.
“PC enthusiasts have made it clear that they would like a product that is capable of low latency and moderate overclocking,” said Steve Lee, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with OCZ Technology Group.
While clock-speed determines peak theoretical bandwidth of a memory module, latency timings represent how fast data can be read or written from or on a module. The majority of multimedia software takes more advantage of high memory throughput, at the same time, office and some other applications that rely on small data chunks that should be accessed as fast as possible benefit from low timings and aggressive latencies.
OCZ PC3200 Limited Edition EL DDR modules will be shipping in 512MB and 1GB Dual Channel Kits as well as 256MB and 512MB single module configurations. Pricing may vary.