The Fastest, The Hardest: DDR533 from GeIL

DDR at the Speed of DDR-II

by Anton Shilov
08/05/2003 | 05:31 AM

Memory companies continue to push the speeds of their modules higher and higher following the requests of computer hardware enthusiasts. GeIL recently announced the fastest DDR SDRAM devices ever running at 533MHz, speed meant to be achieved by DDR-II SDRAM memory only in 9 months time.

 

GeIL, a well-known company among overclockers and hardware enthusiasts positions its latest addictions to the Dual Channel Ultra Platinum Series of memory-module kits for use with dual-channel systems by power users community.

Both new versions of the GeIL Ultra Platinum Series products use 3.5ns memory chips, 6-layers PCBs and are equipped with copper heat-spreaders and may work at 2.6V ~ 2.95V voltage. The difference between the so-called PC4200 and PC4000 modules is just speed and timings: DDR500 modules use CAS2.5 7-4-4 timings, whereas DDR533 devices boast with CAS3 8-4-4 timings.

Memory kits are available in 512 and 1GB versions and come in retail package with neon green clear acrylic case and instructions. Do not expect them to be inexpensive, I should add.