Tuesday, May 8th 2007

OCZ Announces the World’s First AM2 Optimized Memory Kit

OCZ Technology Group, today unveiled a unique memory kit for AMD enthusiasts and power users. The new PC2-5400 (667MHz) Titanium modules (CL5-5-5-15) were designed exclusively for the AMD AM2 platform and are custom-tailored to the extended column address range of the AM2 memory controller. With a doubled page size, access penalties are reduced to ultimately improve system performance. Used on the AM2 platform, the architecture of these modules is particularly beneficial for large CAD model processing and memory intense graphics applications such as filters in Adobe Photoshop or video processing.


Determined to seek new ways of achieving greater system performance, OCZ developed the innovative Titanium AM2 Special kits to leverage AMD’s sophisticated DDR2 platform for enhanced real world computing experience. With 11 column address bit support by the AM2 memory controller, the number of addresses in each row or page can be as high as 2048 individual entries for a page size of 16kbit. Unlike modules based on standard 10-bit column address chips with an “8k” page size, the new Titanium AM2 Special modules take advantage of the AM2 controller’s feature set and provide a single rank solution with 2GB density using “16k” pages. This allows the controller to stay “in page” twice as long compared to standard memory architectures, thereby achieving unparalleled performance.

“The biggest difference between synthetic memory benchmarks and real world applications is that only a fraction of memory requests falls into open memory pages,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. "Even in page hit situations, larger size data transfers are hitting page boundaries, resulting page switching penalties and performance degradation. The new AM2 Special series uses twice the page size of standard memory, thereby greatly increasing the number of continuous page hits and delivering real world performance above and beyond any comparable memory solution at similar nominal rating.”

The PC2-5400 AM2 Special modules will be initially available in 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kits and are optimized for 64-bit operating systems. Each module is 100% hand-tested for quality assurance and compatibility and feature high quality, titanium-mirrored XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders for the most effective heat dissipation. As part of OCZ’s line-up of premium memory, the AM2 Special series is backed by a Lifetime Warranty and industry-leading technical support for unparalleled peace of mind.

For more information on the PC2-5400 Titanium AM2 Special Edition, please click here.Source: OCZ Technology
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8 Comments on OCZ Announces the World’s First AM2 Optimized Memory Kit

#1
-1nf1n1ty-
oh Im getting a pair of those...trade em out for my 4 corsairs
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a111087
kinda late already, who knows if AM3 will take over and will provide better features...
but still, its nice to see that some companies take advantages of AMD cpu's seriously
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Exceededgoku
by: a111087
kinda late already, who knows if AM3 will take over and will provide better features...
but still, its nice to see that some companies take advantages of AMD cpu's seriously
woa woa woa, dont jump the gun. AM3 is for DDR3 :D... AM2+ is what I assume you mean, in which case you can still use these memory modules.
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Hmm... sounds pretty cool, but does it really make that much of a difference in the benchies?
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
my concern is really the DDR667. I was hoping it was going to be DDr800. But, given OCZ's memory track record, it should easily oc to the 1000+ MHZ barrier.
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a111087
by: Exceededgoku
woa woa woa, dont jump the gun. AM3 is for DDR3 :D... AM2+ is what I assume you mean, in which case you can still use these memory modules.
well, thats what i was trying to say, not only socket changes, but also ddr3 is coming out. every enthusiast would want ddr3 more than even this exclusive am2 ddr2.
but it seems the drr3 is kinda far from AMD, so who knows
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
you can throw AM3 CPU's into an AM2 board... of course DDR3 will have higher clocks, but remember what DDR2 was like in its first year or so... slow as crap compared to DDR1.

So this here is for those building a system NOW, rather than in a few months time ;)

Any benchies on this ram? very curious if its any better than the non-AM2 stuff.
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#8
Grings
well that didnt take long did it:wtf:
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