Mushkin announces low-latency PC2-8000 memory
Mushkin has introduced new XP2-8000 modules and matched memory kits
in its REDLINE range of high-end memory. The modules are rated for
operation at a cool 1,000 MHz—200 MHz above the stock memory speed
for AMD's new Socket AM2 platform—and feature low 4-5-4-11 latency
Denver, CO, June 1, 2006- Mushkin Enhanced, a leading manufacturer in
high-performance computer components, is proud to announce the addition
of the XP2-8000 DDR-2 memory module into the legendary REDLINE class.
REDLINE, synonymous with cutting-edge performance, is recognized
globally as the best performing memory available today. "The addition
of the XP2-8000 to Mushkin's REDLINE class should excite enthusiasts
as only the best performing modules make it into this class," said Lee
Groninger, Director of Mushkin Sales and Marketing, "This XP2-8000
definitely upholds the reputation put forth by previous DDR-1 REDLINE
modules." The XP2-8000 REDLINE will be available in both 512MB and 1GB
capacities and is rated 4-5-4-11 at 2.2V.
The new REDLINE modules don't appear to support Enhanced Performance Profiles
, but their 4-5-4-11 timings are nonetheless quite competitive. For example, Corsair's XMS2-8000UL kits (PDF)
are rated for operation with 5-4-4-9 timings, while OCZ's PC2-8000 Platinum XTC Extreme Edition pairs
are rated for 4-5-4-15. The OCZ kits have a voltage rating 0.1 V below the Mushkin and Corsair offerings, though.