OCZ Technology, a leading supplier of high-speed memory modules as well as some other devices oriented at high-performance computing enthusiasts, unveiled what it calls “DDR2 8GB Quad Kit”, a set of four 2GB memory modules that allow installing 8GB of memory into a personal computer. The kit may become popular among multimedia enthusiasts as well as workstation users.
“To have eight gigabytes of memory available in the system may sound like overkill for the average user; however, in any mega-tasking environment the requirements for system memory can skyrocket and easily break the 4GB boundary, thus far considered as the penultimate amount of system memory,” explained Dr. Michael Schuette, vice president of technology development at OCZ Technology.
OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 8GB Platinum Quad Kit is capable of operating at 800MHz with CL5 4-4-18 latency settings and 2.1V voltage setting. Even though the clock-speed of the new kit is hardly high for overclockers, it is relatively uneasy to create extreme-speed 2GB memory modules. Moreover, even 1000MHz memory modules from OCZ use rather large cooling system that may not allow four of such modules to be installed into four memory slots.
Given that OCZ positions its new Quad Kit for workstation users, overclocking may not be really necessary, as workstations from large PC makers like HP or Dell do not allow end-users to overclock anything. In the case of a DIY (do-it-yourself) workstation, 8GB of 800MHz memory may show higher performance in certain applications compared to 4GB of 1000MHz memory.
Pricing of the new kit is unknown.