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OCZ is one of the leaders when it comes to releasing high-end enthusiast memory. They participate in various hardware website forums and listen to what the enthusiasts want and what they need. Then, they actually go out and deliver the goods. One such example is the situation concerning the TCC5 and TCCD chips. TCC5 chips may be of a lower quality than TCCD chips, but no matter what people say, special speed binned TCC5 can work just as well. I have had a couple of personal sets of TCC5 chips that I was able to overclock higher than the majority of my TCCD kits. Even with the guaranteed great performance from TCC5 chips, enthusiasts were still not pleased. Because OCZ was listening to their customers, they decided to go back to using TCCD. And it's not because the TCC5 performance was bad, but because they really cared. That move alone just clearly demonstrates OCZ's commitment to their customers. This time around, enthusiasts were calling for high clocking 2GB kits.
OCZ has always had low latency 2GB kits that ran 200MHz with timings of 2-3-2-5. Unfortunately, the Platinum PC3200 2GB did not overclock quite so well, usually maxing out at around 230MHz. Realizing that the demand for 2GB was going up, OCZ quickly released a PC4000 part for the hardware enthusiasts who were beginning to use 2GB kits but still wanted overclocking potential.