Chicago (IL) - Corsair and OCZ simultaneously released new version of DDR2 products. Both manufacturers target the low-latency memories at the high-performance market.
OCZ said that it has equipped the Platinum Edition of its PC2-4300 DDR2 modules with bandwidth enhancements. The 533 MHz products are are rated at 4-3-3 timings and will be available in the first week of July, accor5ding to the company.
Corsair followed OCZ’s announcement with the release of four low-latency XMS2 5300 modules. The products are available in capacities from 256 MByte to 1 GByte and are designed for use with Intel’s recently announced Grantsdale and Alderwood chipsets . According to Corsair, the 5300C4 memories can operate at up to 667 MHz and are rated at a latency of 4-4-4-12.
DDR2, the second generation of Double Data Rate memory technology, includes new features such as a larger 4-bit prefetch and programmable on-die termination (ODT) to reduce signal bounce and improve reliability at high speeds. This new specification also utilizes 240 pins.