OCZ ship first triple channel memory kits for Core i7

On Thursday OCZ announced they have begun shipping Core i7 compatible triple memory kits.

They are designed specifically for the impending Intel Core i7 processor / Intel X58 Express Chipset. They are optimized for the Core i7's triple channel mode. There are 2 kits, 3GB and 6GB.

"OCZ engineered these 3GB and 6GB kits specifically for Intel's imminent platform," commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. "By using special-screened, low voltage-capable ICs, these modules are the perfect complement for the Intel X58 Chipset to deliver the maximum performance by enabling low latency settings and higher system frequency."

OCZ will release the triple channel kits under the award-winning Platinum and Gold series designed specifically for enthusiasts and gamers:

OCZ PC3-10666 Gold 3GB (3X1GB)1333MHz CL 9-9-9-20 1.65V
OCZ PC3-10666 Gold 6GB (3X2GB)1333MHz CL 9-9-9-20 1.65V
OCZ PC3-12800 Gold 3GB (3x1GB) CL8-8-8-24 1.65V
OCZ PC3-12800 Gold 6GB (3x2GB) CL8-8-8-24 1.65V
OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum 3GB (3x1GB) CL7-7-7-20 1.65V
OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum 6GB (3x2GB) CL7-7-7-20 1.65V

OCZ memory feature propriety XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders for the most effective heat dissipation. Furthermore, each OCZ memory module is backed by a OCZ Lifetime Warranty

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16 Comments

mmm

1333 kits(10666) & 1600 kits (12800)

the worst kit are the first two 9-9-9 rubish

i wander for who much they will sell

Presumably triple channel is going to be called TDR rather than DDR and will require three strips of ram to obtain the best speeds, just as DDR require two strips. Is that correct, or am I mixed up?

Obi Wong said,
no...
DDR is Double Data Rate
it has nothing to do with the amount of channels

i belive if they make triple data rate

it is XDR
ops

XDR is actually a ODR ram = octal data rate
made by rambus for graphic and highend networking eq

Skynetfuture said,

i belive if they make triple data rate

it is XDR

ops

XDR is actually a ODR ram = octal data rate
made by rambus for graphic and highend networking eq



rambus.... (drool) why can't i have you!!!!!?

hardgiant said,
Too expensive still for DDR3

I think 4GB of DDR2 is $40 after rebate.

I heard it's cheaper then when DDR2 was introduced.

It's just that we've come to be accustomed to how cheap hardware is today, especially after it's been on the market for some time. New tech is always expensive at launch.

Mmmmm... I want the OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum 6GB (3x2GB) CL7-7-7-20. I wonder how much it is... >.< More than I can afford, likely.

Airlink said,
Tri-channel, eh? I wonder what sort of boost that will give.

Too bad most games and apps are still written to take advantage of no more that 2 GB of RAM. You can have 8 GB of RAM right now on a x64 system and it will do you little more good than if you had 2 or 3. Of course, if developers would just start to actually write for x64 and take advantage of the available memory space.... ah, but I digress.

Anyhoo, I'll still probably slot six 4G DIMMs into my upcoming Core i7 beast.... just because I can. ;)

using 1333mhz kits

you get ~22000 mb/sec dual chl

~32000 mb/sec of bandwidth triple chl

Skynetfuture said,

using 1333mhz kits

you get ~22000 mb/sec dual chl

~32000 mb/sec of bandwidth triple chl

Theres one app that has been written that takes advantage of 2+ gb of ram, its called Windows Vista. However im not sure if malware counts as an app.

I didn't even know triple channel could exist, I thought it would go to quad directly, or double dual... nice to see this is finally changing for the best!

bob_c_b said,
Aren't the vast majority of PC components made in China? So how is your statement relevant?


Where's the proof that OCZ (or any other manufacturer) sells RAM that's "usually defective"??? Show me where. Please.

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