Corsair Memory Overclocks DDR2 to 667MHz

First DDR2 for Extreme Overclockers Available

by Anton Shilov
07/06/2004 | 03:49 AM

Corsair Memory, one of the world’s leading makers of memory modules with enhanced overclocking potential, announced its new DDR2 memory modules for enthusiasts who plan to overclock their new systems.

 

Corsair’s new XMS2 PC2-5300 modules are able to function at speeds of up to 667MHz with CL4 4-4-12 latency settings. The new products are also equipped with heat-spreader with special LEDs to allow users to monitor activity of their RAM.

According to the company’s statement, XMS2 5300 Pro DDR2 SDRAM memory modules are shipping in quantities now. This makes Corsair Memory the first company to start shipments of 667MHz DDR2 products. Additionally, the memory firm ships DDR2 modules at 400MHz and 533MHz.

The newly introduced DDR2 memory products utilize FBGA memory chips for better stability, thermal efficiency, enhanced scalability and better overclockability. Additionally, DDR2 components themselves have some micro-architectural changes from the original DDR specs, such as, Off-Chip Driver calibration (OCD), On-Die Termination (ODT) as well as larger 4-bit prefetch, additive latency, and enhanced registers.