OCZ Technology, a top supplier of advanced memory modules and gear for computer enthusiasts and overclockers, has announced two new products that feature advanced heatpipe-based cooling system and one of which features OCZ’s well-known Enhanced Bandwidth (EB) technology.
The two new memory products are OCZ PC2-6400 Reaper HPC and OCZ OCZ PC2-6400 Reaper HPC Enhanced Bandwidth. Both products can work at 800MHz, use Reaper HPC cooling solution and come as dual-channel 2GB memory kits. The former has CL4 4-4-15 latency settings and needs 2.1V voltage supply, whereas the latter features CL4 3-3-15 timings and 2.0V voltage setting. Both memory kits feature EVP (extended voltage protection) technology that allows overclockers to push their frequencies up and increase voltages till 2.2V without voiding the warranty.
Enhanced Bandwidth (EB) technology is a set of means of increasing memory bandwidth through the optimization of memory latencies for the best possible interaction between the system memory and the chipset and memory controller. Through thorough analysis of memory traffic and benchmark results under various operating conditions as defined by different memory latency settings in the CMOS setup of the BIOS, OCZ has pinpointed the bottlenecks relevant for performance.
OCZ said that OCZ PC2-6400 Reaper HPC Enhanced Bandwidth memory modules’ SPDs are programmed for optimal performance on Nvidia nForce 680i chipsets.
OCZ’s Reaper heat-pipe conduit (HPC) heat-spreaders integrate copper heat-pipes that efficiently transfer heat from memory chips to special aluminum fin array located atop memory modules. Even though the new Reaper memory modules have some advantages over OCZ’s Flex XLC modules that use liquid for efficient heat-transfer or Corsair’s Dominator-series which feature active fans, the fin arrays atop of them may not allow to install four memory modules in certain situations due to their dimensions. Still, for quite a lot of end-users OCZ’s Reaper will help to successfully overclock the new memory modules from 800MHz to higher frequencies.