Corsair has announced Registered PC3200 TwinX 2GB memory modules, designed for AMD Athlon 64 FX processors. The TwinX2048RE-3200 is a matched pair of Registered PC3200 with Error Correction (ECC). Each module is built with eighteen 64Mx8 (512Megabit) RAM chips which do not require stacking. With these modules Athlon 64 FX users are able to install up to 4GB of PC3200 ECC memory in their computer systems.
TwinX2048RE-3200 has passed Corsair's demanding qualification process, which includes extensive compatibility testing with a variety of Athlon 64 FX motherboards. In manufacturing, every matched pair of modules is tested in a motherboard at its rated speed and at its rated latency values. TwinX kits are tested as a matched pair and physically packaged together immediately after passing test, guaranteeing that the customer receives a product that has been verified in the dual channel environment.
This matched pair will also be available as individual modules; CMX1048RE-3200 is a 1 Gigabyte Registered PC3200 module packaged solo. Both products are available with either black or platinum colored aluminum heat spreaders that enhance performance by keeping the components cool. These new parts support 3-3-3-8 latency settings. Both parts will begin shipping immediately to distributors and resellers worldwide.
"These products give Athlon 64 FX power users an avenue to get to 4 Gigabytes of memory, or to 2 Gigabytes with room to expand later. This is ideal for graphics applications and for resource hungry new games such as Doom 3" said Corsair Marketing Director Joe James.