OCZ Platinum PC4800 1GB Dual Channel Kit

Written by John Chen    Thursday, 31 March 2005 11:00
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OCZ Technology is a popular choice for overclocking memory.  Since the BH5's were discontinued, a hunt for a low latency replacements started.  The Samsung TCCD chips allowed low latency operations at 200MHZ, but not high memory scaling with the low latencies.  OCZ surprised everyone with their introduction of the Gold Voltage Extreme memory.  Although the PC3200 version was rated at 2-3-3 with 2.8v, higher voltages allowed low latencies of 2-2-2. 

Our latest OCZ review was about the OCZ Gold PC4000 VX memory.  Supplying 3.3v to the memory, enthusiasts were guaranteed a whopping 250MHZ with latencies of 2-2-2.  That's not too shabby.  Randy even reached 260MHZ 2-2-2 with slight volatage adjustments.  Randy also compared the low latency VX to high frequency scaling TCCD chips.  Both tests were conducted with the same CPU processing speed, with TCCD running 1:1 and the VX running with a divider.  For more results, check the OCZ Gold PC4000 VX review.  The VX was able to compete against TCCD's high speeds, but TCCD chips still won by a minute margin.  While high speed TCCD is attractive, it's difficult to find.  TCCD overclocking results are also inconsistent.  Enthusiasts often go through multiple purchases before finding the right kit.  All those transactions are a pain.  Yet now, OCZ has the fastest DDR available, the Platinum PC4800.