4 - Photos - OCZ PC3 16000
Photos - OCZ PC3 16000
Memory -- OCZ PC3 16000 - Platinum Edition (2000 MHz 9-9-9)
So while Intel's supplied Qimonda memory from the reference kit not only had to be returned after a couple of days, it really was a set of JEDEC specific memory. We asked OCZ to submit a high performance kit. Luckily for us they are announcing several triple channel memory kits. High frequency memory really is what X58 | Core I7 can use and if anything, DDR3 memory will finally be ignited by the release of Core i7. The memory we received is just astounding as it's one of the best high-frequency kits you'll be able to purchase. It's rated at 2000 MHz.
These modules contain a can of performance for the Intel Nehalem and AMD Deneb processors, which have on-chip memory controllers. See, Deneb could get memory bandwidth of close to 32GB/sec, and Nehalem could get close to 48GB/sec, both much faster than the current 11GB/sec ceiling imposed by your current FSB and chipset.
For X58 this is a perfect memory kit to test with and to make sure we secure the highest available memory bandwidth.
2000 MHz DDR3*
Available in 1GB modules and 2GB dual channel kits
Platinum Z3 XTC Heatspreader**
You'll be amazed by the memory bandwidth we are going to show you in our benchmarks. We are finally on a platform where DDR3 does make a big difference and helps in overall performance quite significantly. Expensive though, expect roughly 80 EUR / 100 USD a piece.
Right CPU cooling then.