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Corsair and OCZ release low-latency DDR2 modules

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.