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OCZ announces 4GB DDR3 sticks with 2,133MHz rating

by Pete Mason on 13 July 2010, 16:53

Tags: Crucial Technology (NASDAQ:MU), OCZ (NASDAQ:OCZ)

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It seems that every week a different memory manufacturer tries to outdo the competition in either speed or capacity. Today OCZ is taking the stage, announcing what it claims to be the fastest 4GB DDR3 memory modules on the planet.

“Designed for more than just raw speed, these new kits deliver an excellent blend of performance, density and reliability for a wide range of applications ranging from rendering video to smoother gameplay on the latest titles,” said Alex Mei, CMO at OCZ.


Clocked at a blazing 2,133MHz, these 4GB modules top those announced by G.Skill just last week. The memory will come in 8GB (2 x 4GB) and 12GB (3 x 4GB) kits and will be released as a part of the Flex EX, Reaper HPC and Platinum lines. The Flex and Reaper models form part of OCZ’s ‘prosumer’ offerings, and feature built-in water-cooling blocks and heat-pipe cooling, respectively. The Platinum models are designed for entry-level enthusiasts and include the company’s standard XTC heatspreader.

While these speeds can be attained using a standard voltage of 1.65V, specific details are only available for the Flex EX modules. At full speed, the memory is capable of CL 10-10-10-30 timings and has been tested and qualified on the “latest” AMD and Intel platforms. Given that this line is the pinnacle of the manufacturer’s line-up, we’d expect the Platinum kits to feature slightly higher timings, though this is purely speculation.

As ever, competition at the top is fierce. OCZ’s innovative cooling solutions and range-topping speeds will give enthusiasts who demand high capacity without having to compromise on speed a few excellent alternatives. Expect them to show up at retail quite soon. Until then, we recommend that you start saving your pennies, as we doubt they’ll come cheap.

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Factory-watercooled RAM. How incredibly unnecessary :rolleyes:
That's just one of their product lines, which they've had out since DDR2. And yes, I think watercooled RAM is superfluous - I've never heard of an overclock be unstable due to overheating RAM…