Thursday, April 17th 2008

OCZ Announces DDR3-2000 Memory Featuring Flex II Water-Cooling

OCZ Technology Group today unveiled a blazing fast DDR3 addition to the new Flex II memory series. These premium modules run at incredibly fast 2000MHz speeds at CL8-8-8 timings for added performance to high-end systems with integrated water-cooling. Designed to the very core to offer enthusiasts the thermal management innovation of hybrid water and passive cooling, the new PC3-16000 Flex II Series offers rock-solid stability and performance for your high-end gaming or overclocking system.

The OCZ Flex II heat management solution enables high-frequency memory to operate within an optimal balance of extreme speeds and low latencies without the high temperatures that inhibit or damage the module. Each PC3-16000 Flex II memory module features this breakthrough thermal management technology from OCZ that combines an effective new heatspreader design with integrated liquid injection system and dedicated channels directly over the module’s ICs to effectively dissipate heat produced by high-speed memory. This sophisticated series was engineered with a unique “flexible” design to give enthusiasts the option to run the modules passively or water cooled via the thick array of aluminum fins, and the concurrent use of both options promotes maximum heat dissipation.

“A data rate of 2GHz was unthinkable only a year ago,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. “Power consumption and heat generation directly follow the operating frequency; therefore, the thermal dissipation of these modules exceeds any specifications of the original design and requires the most advanced thermal solution that will reliably work under any conditions. Whether in a water-cooling environment or else under air-cooling conditions, the legacy of the Flex series continues with the Flex II design as the most advanced memory cooling solution for the fastest modules out there.”

The PC3-16000 Flex II modules are optimized for the latest cutting edge DDR3 platforms featuring the new NVIDIA ® 790i chipset and will be available in 2GB (2x1024MB) dual channel kits. In its continued effort to make overclocking a user-friendly pastime, OCZ includes all the necessary accessories right in the box to setup your unique water-cooling system immediately after purchase, without the inconvenience of searching for additional hardware. As part of OCZ’s line-up of premium memory, the Flex II series is backed by a Lifetime Warranty and industry-leading technical support.

Harnessing the elite performance of incredible DDR3 speeds, tight timings, and leading-edge heat dissipation, the unparalleled design of the new Flex II is a complete, all-encompassing solution certain to set a new standard for water-cooling enthusiasts making the leap into the next generation of platforms.

For more information on the OCZ Flex II PC3-16000 2GB Kit, please visit our product page here.Source: OCZ
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17 Comments on OCZ Announces DDR3-2000 Memory Featuring Flex II Water-Cooling

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, the speeds that DDR3 is reaching is phenomenal.
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#2
Morgoth
yea:) tobad that wc heatsink takes 2 full ddr slots
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
wasnt this posted earlier this week or was it some other water cooled ddr3
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#4
Whilhelm
Looks like an OCZ branded waterblock in the third picture.
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#5
CrackerJack
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
wasnt this posted earlier this week or was it some other water cooled ddr3
yeah i think so too, :laugh:
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#6
imperialreign
that - is friggin nuts! :twitch:


are we tempting fate with our cooling approaches now?!
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#8
CrackerJack
by: imperialreign
that - is friggin nuts! :twitch:


are we tempting fate with our cooling approaches now?!
yeah what's next water cooling hard drives. :laugh::laugh: if there not already:D
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#9
jbunch07
by: imperialreign
that - is friggin nuts! :twitch:


are we tempting fate with our cooling approaches now?!
looks like a distributer or something :wtf:
man soon these drr3 sticks are goin to be to fast for our cpu's
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#10
Exavier
by: CrackerJack
yeah what's next water cooling hard drives. :laugh::laugh: if there not already:D
already available as of ages ago ;)

and I was going for a 750i with 2GB of the CL3 DDR2 version..
if I had the cash, a 790i and 2GB of these would kill it outright..
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#11
mab1376
that pic looks crazy!! i really wanna setup a watercooled system one day why i got loads of cash to blow.
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#12
X-TeNDeR
Water-cooled RAM is over the top imo.. too complex and pricey.
I wonder what RAM manufacturers will do to keep those 2000MHz+ sticks on the green side, once they will be widely available.
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#13
thunder_2008
Ocz Flex II series

I like my current Ocz Flex DDR3 12800 water-cooled memory 2gb Dual Channel kit...alot. I like the old DDR2 Flex 9200 that I had before upgrading to the Asus Maximus Extreme board I have now. That being said...I need to share with both the public and more over " OCZ "...the feelings that I and I am sure many other high performance overclock oriented people are thinking.

I bought into the idea of directly water-cooled memory as opposed to some aftermarket add-on which several are available two very nice ones which I won't mention...well...then again to help OCZ see " our " view...I will...Aqua Computer.de makes an add-on attachment for water-cooling your memory" any size as it's adjustable ". The second company is koolance...they also have a mentionable add-on memory water cooler.

What makes me wonder is why flex memory is made only in 1GB modules (dual kits), instead of offering like the other series of modules without water jackets like the platinum and titanium series...single 1gb-2gb as well as dual channel modules.

Ocz designers have got some explaining to do...no...actually they are dead wrong~!!! The design of the flex series is good & bad....with the release of this new dual side water jacketed memory modules comes the insistence from the Ocz group that we the " buying consumers " would settle for high speed performance alone and not have the option for larger use of 4gb or even 8gb in our high performance setups.

The ddr2 & ddr3 flex series currently go up to 4gb...due to Ocz choice of not offering that extra " FLEXability " to us the buyers. I have plans on upping my memory from 2gb flex ddr3 to 4 in the least if not dropping the flex & now perhaps Ocz all together in order to get the full 8gb potential that my Asus Max. Extreme is capable of.

Flex II is just some publicity stunt to show that Ocz is upping the standard in speed...while I can appreciate new designs this was both a good idea but poorly thought out and futher more as a customer who has not only bought the flex ddr2 but gone out of my way to get the ddr3 when I changed to extreme mb....this is a disappointment that not only is Ocz not providing the 2gb modules for the flex series but now the new double-sided water jackets take up two slots???

While 2000mhz is fast...and I will buy into the speed( im not as a buyer convinced ), I don't think that i would pay for the flex II series as they are not only not 2gb modules(flex series is not cheap...you'd at least think you should get speed and CAPACITY) but also they take up to much space...I'm a designer...and it really makes me cringe when you have people getting paid loads of money to make designs that are CRAP~!!!

Number one allow for 2gb modules on the flex series...at least for the ddr3 certainly the flex II should in the very least be made and sold in 1gb & 2gb dual channels...anyone spending money for the flex series at it is can certainly afford the added cost for such an obvious gain in performance.

Better yet allow me to submit a revision of the flex II series...free of charge...i will give you guys the detailed drawings in 2007 Solid Works Premium...I will even include some fea analysis ....actually I would want two of the dual channel 4gb kits (2x2gb) that I would revise the flex II series retaining the double-sided jackets as and exchange.

No offense I am just venting here as I am a loyal customer who knows what I like and o.c.rs' too.

I am of course serious about the SW07 files though...thunder_2008@hotmail.com
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#14
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Too much watercooling, the water will boil and the system will melt and fail.
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#15
thunder_2008
I would aid that I and many other people are hmming on 64 bit vista and other 64bit os...so more memory as well as faster memory is what I and I hope other enthuiasts are looking for...specially if your going to spend big money for something...heck you want it to be the best all around not in just one category....
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#16
thunder_2008
Hi hat you have some pretty eyes....you have a point...but that's what water towers are for...we can always just keep aiding a radiator or two three...lol.
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#17
thunder_2008
There are flex II series ddr2 4gb kits....why not ddr3??? When Ocz makes them...I might go for it...still...it would be better if there were enough space for 4x2gb modules...that would be way better.
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