OCZ hops aboard the DDR3 bandwagon

— 10:11 AM on May 23, 2007

Hot on the heels of some of its competitors, OCZ has introduced a pair of DDR3 memory kits designed to complement systems based on Intel's new P35 Express chipset. Like the Corsair and Super Talent modules we've already heard about, OCZ's kits are rated for operation at speeds of 1066MHz and 1333MHz. Both kits are part of OCZ's "Gold" lineup, and they don the firm's usual "gold layered" XTC heat spreaders.

OCZ's DDR3-1066 kit is rated for latency timings of 7-7-7-21—the same as the Corsair modules we played with in our P35 review. Meanwhile, the DDR3-1333 kit has rated timings of 9-9-9-26—slightly looser than Corsair's DDR3-1333 offering, which has timings of 9-9-9-24. Interestingly, OCZ says both its DDR3 products have a default voltage of 1.6V. That's slightly higher than the 1.5V called for by the DDR3 specification, even though these kits aren't any faster than the competition's.

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