OCZ releases 1100MHz DDR-2 RAM

By Justin Mann on August 16, 2006, 8:36 PM
Just when DDR2-1066 was amazing enough, OCZ has to go out and push the envelope farther. Just recently, OCZ has announced the availability of some extremely fast DDR-2 1100Mhz Modules, making them the vendor with the absolute fastest (clock speed wise) modules commercially available. Only available in 1GB capacities, the DDR-2 modules must suffer a very high latency to reach such speeds, but the raw speed seems to more than make up for that deficit. It also has to operate at much higher voltages than standard DDR-2, meaning it not only draws more power but gets hotter. The XTC coolers are used on these chips, and are definitely required. OCZ sees this as just another step towards pushing DDR-2 even higher:

“DDR2 speed grades evolve faster than anybody would have thought to be possible,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology Group, “and we are proud that OCZ has played a major role in this push for new performance superlatives. The result of our constant effort to fine-tune components and maximize their performance, once again pays off in our release of the world’s first 1100 MHz DDR2 system memory modules.”
Operating at a “true” 550Mhz, these modules don't yet have a CPU that fits them perfectly, but with the introduction of AMD to the DDR-2 world and Intel's slow push of 1066Mhz and 1333Mhz Xeons, we may see even faster modules coming from OCZ in the near future. Amazing stuff. You can read the full press release from the link above or in the comments section.




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Soul Harvester said:
Sunnyvale, CA—August 15, 2006—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the first ever production DDR2-1100 modules, developed for the latest processors from AMD® and Intel®. The new OCZ PC2-8800 Gold Edition will offer computer enthusiasts and gamers unparalleled performance and the piece of mind they are guaranteed to produce the world’s fastest memory speeds within their personal desktop or gaming system.With AMD AM2 and Intel Conroe processors both supporting DDR2, consumers are now concerned with fast, high speed DDR2. The PC2-8800 Gold Edition is not only optimized for the latest CPU architectures, but demonstrates OCZ’s commitment to consistently offer customers the innovative solutions they demand while forging ahead of platform technology and inevitably challenging the industry to develop higher performing DDR2 platforms.“DDR2 speed grades evolve faster than anybody would have thought to be possible,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology Group, “and we are proud that OCZ has played a major role in this push for new performance superlatives. The result of our constant effort to fine-tune components and maximize their performance, once again pays off in our release of the world’s first 1100 MHz DDR2 system memory modules.”OCZ PC2-8800 Gold Edition modules are rated to run at 5-6-6 timings and will be available in dual channel 2GB (2x1024) kits. The unique design used in the award winning OCZ XTC heatspreaders optimizes the thermal management of memory modules by promoting greater airflow than conventional heatspreader designs. All OCZ Technology memory is backed by an industry-leading Lifetime Warranty and direct Technical Support.
nathanskywalker said:
What budget computer nerd really needs that kind of speed? Ok, so if you have money, buy it, but if your a student, this is really little more than a novelty, a very sweet one at that.
newbaficator007 said:
well it's always about the "games and multimedia", although, unfortunately for gamers, it's just 'for games' nowadays :D. word processing, internet browsing, using 99% of the applications can be done with the most basic computer. still, most of us want the best and we buy it when we can.
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