OCZ Technology, a leading supplier of enthusiast-class memory modules, on Tuesday unveiled its new kit of memory modules designed specifically for a new mainboard by Diamond Flower Industries (DFI). The new memory can operate at 1120MHz, which is just 9MHz faster compared to Corsair’s XMS2 Dominator PC2-8888 announced a day before and 20MHz faster than OCZ’s own 1100MHz modules unveiled in mid-August.
The company’s new PC2-9000 Ti Alpha VX2 DFI Special Edition memory modules operate at 1120MHz with CL5 5-5-15 latency settings and 2.4V voltage settings on DFI LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R motherboard. With such pumped up voltages, the memory modules can hardly operate on the vast majority of mainboards, as few boards can boast with very high-quality memory power supply circuits and provide 33% voltage increase over default 1.8V setting for DDR2 memory.
OCZ’s top-of-the-line memory modules compatible with all motherboards are OCZ PC2-8800 Gold Edition modules, which are rated to run at 1100MHz with CL5 6-6-15 latency settings and 2.2V voltage.
The OCZ PC2-9000 Ti Alpha VX2 DFI Special Edition memory modules will be available in dual-channel 2GB kits. Pricing was not announced.
“OCZ is excited to introduce the new Titanium Alpha VX2 DFI Special which was co-developed with enthusiast motherboard partner DFI. Making use of our Voltage eXtreme technology, these new modules once again break the speed record with PC2-9000, and are optimized to deliver the world’s highest speeds on the latest DFI platform,” said Alex Mei, vice president of marketing at OCZ Technology.
“The tailor-made memory concept has not only eliminated compatibility issues, it has elevated overall platform performance to the highest level. This unprecedented success has driven the two significant manufacturers in the overclocking enthusiast arena to collaborate even closer. The new OCZ PC2-9000 Titanium Alpha VX2 DFI Special is optimized for our new LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R enthusiast board, and together these two premium components will push your overclocking milestone beyond any other motherboard and memory solution,” said Jacky Huang, general manager, DFI Inc.