OCZ Blade DDR3 2000 C7 memory kit review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/29/2009 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
|Product:||Blade DDR3 Triple channel memory 2000 MHZ CAS7|
|Street price:|| 389,- / $ 399,-|
Bloody frickin hell ... 2000 MHz DDR3 memory with CL7 Timings (!), technology moves in such fast paces. We see new graphics processors like what ? each half year, CPUs increase in performance at an incremental rate and sure, ever since Core i7 was released, the race for high-frequency DDR3 memory started.
Within that race there are only a handful of competitors going at each others throat to offer the fastest memory in both frequency and latency. So where we had a race to the moon in the 70'ies .. we now have a race for the fastest memory. Okay, bad analogy I agree. But here's the thing. With Core i7 triple channel memory was introduced. Now if you purchased 1333 MHz DDR3 memory with CAS9 times, no worries .. that really is fast ! But that race among the memory manufacturers is driving the frquency of DDR3 memory upwards as they are battling for the performance crown at 1866 ~ 2000 MHz DDR3 memory. Names like Corsair, Patriot, Crucial are in that fight. And then of course there's OCZ technology, always striving for the best always addressing the high-end performance market in some sort of geeky way.
As such they are releasing the all new Blade series memory. To date this is the fastest memory kit I have ever seen in my test system, showing numbers that are breathtaking. With 64-bit operating systems in mind, the DDR3 kit we'll be testing today comes in a 6GB Triple channel (3x 2GB) flavor.
Now 2 GB DIMMs typically have an increased density creating more latency .. but get this, this kit is rated at an amazing 2000 MHz and does so at CAS 7 (!). Nearly nauseating when you think about it as half a year ago we figured that 1333 MHz DDR3 CAS9 memory was the norm. As such, and based on a SiSoft SANDRA test .. we'll actually pass 33 GB/sec of memory bandwidth today.
Wow .. just wow. So without further ado, let me show you the coolness that is labeled under OCZ's Blade series memory, have a peek at these dark mystifying modules as shown below, and then head on over to the next page where we'll startup this review.
Today we test the Blade DDR3 C7 memory kit from OCZ. To date this is the fastest memory kit I have ever seen in my test system, showing numbers that are breathtaking. With 64-bit operating systems in mind, the DDR3 kit we'll be testing today comes in a 6GB Triple channel (3x 2GB) flavor and check it .. is clocked at 2000 MHz !