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PC5000 DDR memory? Who in the world has PC5000 DDR memory? OCZ does, and they are the first to release such a high end high performance memory for the power hungry enthusiasts. When it was first announced, I found it interesting to see that such a speed was only catered towards DFI nF4 users. We all know that the DFI nF4 series motherboards are the best overclocking motherboards available. It's the only motherboard that allows high HTT headroom and a wide variety of voltage options. This allows overclockers to really push their system to the max. With that, OCZ was able to handpick out all their high end quality sticks and release true high end memory for those who don't wish to take their chance and start the "random" tests. As I mentioned in the OCZ Platinum PC4800 article, there are definitely many other choices out there that are capable of reaching insanely high speeds at a lower cost. What's the point for the PC5000? It's not released simply to charge more; these sticks are guaranteed (notice the keyword "guaranteed") to run the insanely high speeds. One major reason for overclocking is the fun while testing and the trial-and-error, so some enthusiasts might not be too fond of such high rated memory. To me, I'd rather save that trial-and-error process and spend time squeezing even more out of these sticks.
The OCZ Platinum PC4800 was already outstanding and performed better than I had imagined. With a marketing gimmick behind the Platinum PC5000, can OCZ impress me even further? You should be interested to hear the results.