Can you smell that? That's the smell of a new processor architecture getting closer to release. Anyone who's been following CPU news lately will know Intel's next-gen Core i7 processors are coming soon, and they'll come with built-in triple-channel memory controllers. OCZ has hinted just how close the Core i7 launch may be by announcing the "world's first" triple-channel DDR3 memory kits.
The memory vendor is going full speed ahead, too. We count three kit types with different specifications: the PC3-10666 Gold kits can run at 1333MHz with 9-9-9-20 timings, the PC3-10666 Platinum kits can hit the same speed with tighter 7-7-7-20 latencies, and the PC3-12800 Gold kits can make it to 1600MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings—at least, that's what OCZ says in its product pages. Each kit type is launching in both 3x1GB and 3x2GB configurations, as well.
Incidentally, OCZ rates all six kits for operation at 1.65V. As you might recall, we talked last week about a warning on Asus' upcoming P6T Deluxe motherboard that says running memory above 1.65V could damage Core i7 processors. This warning supposedly comes straight from Intel.