Final thoughtsLooking at DDR2-800 memory performance we fail to see what is so special about these OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 ATI CrossFire certified memory modules. Using the latest and greatest CrossFire graphics cards (dual X1950XTXs), we ran a series of tests using not only the ATI CrossFire certified memory modules, but also value memory from Corsair and performance modules from Crucial. Both of which performed just as well as the certified modules and delivered the same level of stability throughout the testing phase.
Once overclocked, the OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 ATI CrossFire memory was impressive, hitting 975MHz with relatively good timings in place. However, at the same time it was no better than the Crucial 2GB DDR2 10th Anniversary memory. Certainly, if you are not going to be overclocking and fancy looking memory modules mean nothing to you, then you might as well give this OCZ memory a miss.
The fact that the Corsair DDR2 ValueSelect 2GB memory kits cost less than $200 is hard to ignore when you will be shelling out at least $80 more for the OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 ATI CrossFire memory.
Those looking for the best “bang for the buck” have no business purchasing DDR2 memory with any kind of heatspreader. The fact is both the latest AMD and Intel processors work perfectly with DDR2-800 memory and it is not until you seriously overclock these processors that anything more is required.
On that note, the OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 ATI CrossFire modules worked well, however there is nothing special to speak about other than the cool red heatspreaders, for which, if you are willing to pay a small premium (~$50), then we guess OCZ has found the niche they were looking for.