CellShock 1800MHz DDR3 with 8-7-6-21 timings

Posted on Sunday, Aug 19 2007 @ 20:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
German electronics maker MSC introduced a lineup of DDR3 memory modules under its CellShock brand.
  • CellShock CS3222580 - DDR3 1800MHz 8-7-6-21 2GB Dual Channel Kit
  • CellShock CS3222270 - DDR3 1600MHz 7-6-6-18 2GB Dual Channel Kit
  • X-bit Labs reports both the 1600MHz and 1800MHz modules are based on Micron's DDR3 ICs and that they work on relatively low voltage of 1.7-1.9V.
    Based on the much sought after Micron DDR3 ICs and binned to aggressive 7-6-6-18 (1600) and 8-7-6-21 (1800) timings both products represent the lowest latency 1600 and 1800 Kits available on the market. This was possible due to Cellshocks advanced binning process and an ultra low noise PCB optimized for Micron DDR3 ICs.
    The 1600MHz modules cost 439EUR and the 1800MHz modules 499EUR. CellShock DDR3 memory modules have a 5-year warranty.

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    Re: CellShock 1800MHz DDR3 with 8-7-6-21 timings
    by Anonymous on Sunday, Aug 19 2007 @ 23:14 CEST
    Who do the DDR3 manufacturers think they are fooling? It's 2-3x the price for less than 5% increase in performance, and often even LESS performance than DDR2!

    Cell shock is making a nice product, but the pricing of DDR3 is more than outrageous, it's shameful. Line widths have gotten smaller, chip sizes smaller, materials all have gotten cheaper, but memory has gone up in price? I smell more price fixing at work here...

    Re: CellShock 1800MHz DDR3 with 8-7-6-21 timings
    by Thomas De Maesschalck (lsdsmurf@dvhardware.net) on Sunday, Aug 19 2007 @ 23:49 CEST
    Eventually the price will come down, but it may take quite a while. One of the reasons for high DDR3 module prices is that the volume of DDR3 memory is still quite limited, as DDR3 ramps up the price should drop to DDR2 levels but this may take a while as DDR3 isn't in high demand yet.

    I heard predictions from analysts that DDR3 may reach DDR2 prices by mid-2009.