News
 

Bookmark and Share

(2) 

Historically ultra high speed memory modules were only capable of working at pretty conservative latency settings due to the nature of DRAM technology. Obviously, high latency setting affected efficiency of memory sub-system. OCZ Technology revealed the world’s first 550MHz memory modules capable of operating with CL2.5 settings.

OCZ’s PC4400 Limited Edition Gold EL DDR memory modules are certified to function at 550MHz with CL2.5 4-4-8 settings, which is even more aggressive timings setting than that of the majority of 533MHz DDR memory sticks available today. The manufacturer did not elaborate on the memory chips used with the latest 550MHz memory modules.

To pretty aggressive timings amid ultra high speed for DDR SDRAM possible, OCZ had to pump up the memory voltage of its PC4400 Limited Edition Gold EL DDR to 2.85V, which limits the target market for the products because not a lot of mainboards on the market are capable of delivering 2.85V to RAM. OCZ recommends using P4C800 and P4C800-E mainboards with its new set of dual-channel PC4400 Limited Edition Gold EL DDR memory modules.

High-speed memory modules powered by DDR technology are likely to put more pressure on emerging DDR2 modules in the enthusiast market. Hynix recently said it would mass-produce DDR chips certified to operate at 550MHz, a move that will possibly cause price decline on appropriate memory modules. Given that DDR2 (DDR-II) delivers higher latencies and costs much higher compared to DDR, memory modules like OCZ’s PC4400 Limited Edition Gold EL DDR have every chance to be more optimal choice than the DDR2 initially.

OCZ PC4400 Gold EL DDR 256MB and 512MB modules and 512MB and 1GB dual-channel kits will begin shipping immediately. Pricing may vary from retailer to retailer and from region to region.

Discussion

Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 04/12/04 04:25:51 PM
Latest comment: 04/13/04 05:55:43 AM

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage

10:08 pm | Japan Display Begins to Mass Produce IPS-NEO Displays. JDI Begins to Mass Produce Rival for AMOLED Panels

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia