Monday, March 19th 2007

Mushkin releases 4GB XP2-8500 5-4-4 kit

DENVER, CO (March 14, 2007) - Mushkin, a global leader in high performance computer products, today released the XP2-8500 5-4-4 modules available in 4GB dual-channel kits and 2GB single DIMMs. Designed for the most demanding enthusiasts, the XP2-8500 is specified for operation at 1066MHz, 5-4-4-12 latencies.


Each kit is tested beyond its rated specification to ensure the overclocking headroom and quality that Mushkin customers expect. The XP2-8500, like all other Muskhin HP2 and XP2 memory products, features Enhanced Performance Profiles, which simplify the overclocking process for both beginners and experts. These kits also ship with Mushkin’s innovative FrostByte™ heatspreader, which utilizes more surface area and highly conductive thermal transfer materials for lower temperature operation, improved overclocking performance, and longer life.

“Careful selection of components and extensive testing have allowed us to bring this exciting product to market,” said Brian Flood, Director of Mushkin Product Development. “It is a milestone in the high performance memory industry, and we’re proud to be the performance leader in the 4GB overclocking segment.”

The XP-8500 is the first 4GB kit to be rated at 1066MHz. It showcases Mushkin’s ultimate objective: to enhance the computing experience by providing reliable, high performance products.

The 4GB XP2-8500 kit will be available through the mushkin.com manufacturer direct web store and through authorized resellers and distributors. Full availability is expected by late March.

About Mushkin
Mushkin, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado has been operating its enhanced memory and components e-commerce site since 1994. It was one of the first "boutique" computer e-stores on the web. Mushkin offers the fastest and most reliable memory available to consumers today. Recently, Mushkin added high performance Power Supply Units to its portfolio of products.Source: Mushkin
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7 Comments on Mushkin releases 4GB XP2-8500 5-4-4 kit

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
This is some awesome memory.I cant wait to go ddr2 :)
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#2
ryboto
but what about price?? Their 2gb DDR2 800 4-4-3-10 kits are still $310, seems a bit high compared to other competitors. OCZ's 3-4-4-15 2gb ddr2-800 kits are only $315...so, what gives?

Prices from newegg
DDR2-800 modules CAS 3

Mushkin CAS 4

Is it because of the EPP crap?
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#3
Zebbo
Mushkin Tech Rep
XP2-8500 will be priced around ~$560.

There's also a lower binned part available in 2x2GB form, XP2-6400 is rated to 4-3-3 and has a pricetag of ~$490 from mushkin.com
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#4
Dark Ride
Mushkin Rep
Actually, the new heat spreaders look different/nicer than those pictured in Darksaber's post.

I took some pics of the 2GB XP2-8500 set:

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#5
Wile E
Power User
by: ryboto
but what about price?? Their 2gb DDR2 800 4-4-3-10 kits are still $310, seems a bit high compared to other competitors. OCZ's 3-4-4-15 2gb ddr2-800 kits are only $315...so, what gives?

Prices from newegg
DDR2-800 modules CAS 3

Mushkin CAS 4

Is it because of the EPP crap?
I think it's because Mushkin hand picks and tests their modules to ensure maximum stability and performance, iirc. Maybe the rep will come back and confirm.
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#6
Zebbo
Mushkin Tech Rep
by: ryboto
but what about price?? Their 2gb DDR2 800 4-4-3-10 kits are still $310, seems a bit high compared to other competitors. OCZ's 3-4-4-15 2gb ddr2-800 kits are only $315...so, what gives?

Prices from newegg
DDR2-800 modules CAS 3

Mushkin CAS 4

Is it because of the EPP crap?
EPP gives some more work to do with SPD programming but that's not what's taking the prices up.

You can get XP2-6400 2x1GB from mushkin.com for $250.
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#7
Darksaber
W1zzard's Sidekick
by: Dark Ride
Actually, the new heat spreaders look different/nicer than those pictured in Darksaber's post.
Very true!

The press release was in PDF, so I took the image on the Mushkin website. :)

cheers
DS
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