Thursday, September 24th 2009

OCZ Technology Announces Low-Voltage AMD Black Edition Memory

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today expanded their lineup of DDR3 to include certified OCZ Black Edition 4GB kits for ultimate compatibility with AMD’s next-generation Phenom II processors. These modules excel on Black Edition platforms at ultra-low voltage, an ideal parameter for the latest highly efficient processors. OCZ’s unique Black Edition Series is designed to be the ultimate upgrade for users who not only want to reap the benefits of high-frequency DDR3, but want a future-proof choice for their system.

“OCZ is excited to launch our new AMD Black Edition Ready Series which is designed specifically to work with AMD’s OverDrive software utility,” said Eugene Chang, Vice President of Product Management at the OCZ Technology Group. “The new OCZ Black Edition modules not only interact with AOD to overclock the memory, but also communicate with the BIOS to increase the frequency and performance of the memory controller. The result is a symbiotic relationship between memory and the rest of the system to unleash the full power of the Dragon Platform.”

“We are thrilled to see OCZ develop the Black Edition modules exclusively for Socket AM3 platforms featuring AMD Phenom II processors,” said Bob Grim, Director, Client Product Marketing, AMD. “By supporting AMD Black Edition Memory Profiles, OCZ enables overclockers to achieve higher levels of performance intelligently through dynamic profiles as opposed to simple, static SPD parameters.”

OCZ Black Edition kits are tested and qualified specifically for AMD’s own “Black Edition” Phenom CPUs for ultimate performance and stability. Featuring the exclusive AMD OverDrive (AOD) feature, users can unleash the remote stored profiles when used with 790FX / 790GX motherboards, giving the cutting-edge with instant “plug and play” functionality. This highly advanced AOD feature detects your OCZ Black Edition RAM when used in conjunction with certified motherboards and processors, where the data is then sent to a remote AMD server to download the correct profiles and get your system up and running at its peak. Eliminating the need for manual overclocking, the AOD does all the work for you as you charge through your games and computing tasks.

OCZ Black Edition modules feature the high densities and blazing DDR3 speeds enthusiasts and gamers demand to make the most of the graphic-intensive PC titles and applications, and will be available as DDR3 PC3-12800 4GB kits operating at 1.65V. Each module comes with an exclusive AMD-branded XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreader and is backed by the industry-leading OCZ Lifetime Warranty and technical support for unparalleled peace of mind.
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22 Comments on OCZ Technology Announces Low-Voltage AMD Black Edition Memory

#3
Izliecies
I haven't read the post yet but I must say that this.Is.Awesome. :toast:
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#4
ChaoticAtmosphere
Wow....that is truly amazing. Too bad they don't make DDR2 versions for my ASUS M3A79-T
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Yeah they have them at the egg for ~$100 bucks. Not bad, still like my G.Skill Tridents though, but would loved to have gotten these all black sexy bitches.
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#6
ChaoticAtmosphere
^^Don't get me wrong, I still love my Corsair Dominators too!! :)
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#7
pr0n Inspector
i5 ready, AMD black ready, SLI certified....

:rolleyes:
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
1.65v? more like these are i5/i7 ready, with AOD/EPP profiles added on top
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#9
t77snapshot
by: pr0n Inspector
i5 ready, AMD black ready, SLI certified....

:rolleyes:
Tell me about it....:laugh:, I think its all for marketing. ;)
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#10
[I.R.A]_FBi
I wonder if a ican get OCZ to make some "irie mon - jamaica edition" ram ...
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#11
steelkane
I've had more trouble with ocz products then any other brand,, I tend to look at other brands first. sad because they used to be my first choice.
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#12
Mussels
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by: steelkane
I've had more trouble with ocz products then any other brand,, I tend to look at other brands first. sad because they used to be my first choice.
thats unfortunate. i've had the opposite - i've had some ram die (but i've had ram die from all brands) - but OCZ were always really good on warranty. all my OCZ PSU's (never modular) are still going strong, even a pre-release powerstream 520W i got years ago for review is powering a friends system perfectly. (and voltages all within spec, most PSU' that old had capacitors die long ago)
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#13
sttubs
by: Mussels
thats unfortunate. i've had the opposite - i've had some ram die (but i've had ram die from all brands) - but OCZ were always really good on warranty. all my OCZ PSU's (never modular) are still going strong, even a pre-release powerstream 520W i got years ago for review is powering a friends system perfectly. (and voltages all within spec, most PSU' that old had capacitors die long ago)
Same here, nothing but great experiences for me. Using their ram & psu's. No conflicts with their ram & no failures of either.
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#15
Yukikaze
How is 1.65v low voltage when there are tons of 1.5v kits out there not being marketed as such ?
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#16
Mussels
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by: Yukikaze
How is 1.65v low voltage when there are tons of 1.5v kits out there not being marketed as such ?
i normally complain about that in every thread.

companies release 1.5v modules and no one cares, yet they label 1.65v kits low voltage (the maximum for i5/i7 platforms, so its hardly LOW) and make a big fuss over it...
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#17
zCexVe
by: btarunr
. “The new OCZ Black Edition modules not only interact with AOD to overclock the memory, but also communicate with the BIOS to increase the frequency and performance of the memory controller. The result is a symbiotic relationship between memory and the rest of the system to unleash the full power of the Dragon Platform.”
Can someone explain this part to me please ?
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#18
zCexVe
I'll vote for OCZ for their memory products.Got rebates and yet to fail on me.
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#19
Meizuman
by: zCexVe
Can someone explain this part to me please ?
Those Black Edition Memory Profiles effect NB (Mem Controller) too? Not just the memory speed goes up but BIOS overclocks the NB when Profile is enabled? That's what I think.

After all, the NB clock IS the key to performance in any Phenom processor (I or II)
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#20
PP Mguire
by: Mussels
i normally complain about that in every thread.

companies release 1.5v modules and no one cares, yet they label 1.65v kits low voltage (the maximum for i5/i7 platforms, so its hardly LOW) and make a big fuss over it...
Because they are meant for AMD, where 1.65v IS low voltage. Im running 1.9v G.Skill 2000 in my AMD rig right now. 1.65v would be low for me.
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#21
Mussels
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by: PP Mguire
Because they are meant for AMD, where 1.65v IS low voltage. Im running 1.9v G.Skill 2000 in my AMD rig right now. 1.65v would be low for me.
true but all they've done here is relabelled some i5/7 ram.



about the NB clocks, info on that? i'm always out to tweak my HTPC :D
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#22
PP Mguire
No, because i5 wouldnt have AMD ram profiles. So they reprogrammed i5 modules and gave them AMD profiles instead. No just a rename.
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