Corsair Memory, one of the leading suppliers of advanced high-performance memory modules, said this week that it would launch 2.0GHz memory modules for high-end personal computers this quarter. According to the company, more advanced memory controllers available inside forthcoming core-logic sets may enable memory clock-speeds of beyond 2000MHz.
“Since DDR3 was announced, the industry has been struggling to break through the 2GHz barrier. Combining our DHX technology and extensive work with chipset developers on BIOS modification, Corsair’s recent lab test results indicate that not only is 2GHz production memory going to be available, but there is plenty of room for further speed improvements” said John Beekley, vice president of applications at Corsair.
The maker of memory modules did not reveal a lot of details about the new memory modules, which are due in the course of the next 40 days. What is known is that 2.0GHz memory devices will belong to Dominator DDR3 family of products and will be sold “in 2GB configurations”.
Back last year A-Data and Walton Chaintech introduced their 2GHz Vitesta DDR3-2000X and Apogee GT Blazer DDR3 2000 memory kits that could operate at 2.0GHz with 2.10V or 2.15V voltage setting. The ultra high-speed memory modules utilize 6-layer print-circuit boards, which are often used to manufacture rather expensive graphics cards and mainboards, which automatically makes such memory devices pretty expensive.
Back last year very few platforms could actually handle 2.0GHz memory speed and hardly all end-users who acquired such memory modules could actually make them work at their frequency. However, as Intel X48 and Nvidia nForce 790i SLI chipsets are approaching the market, it is expected that considerably more enthusiast-class platforms will be able to boast with 2.0GHz memory clock-speed.