Corsair announced new XMS2 5300 speed modules at low latencies. Today Corsair introduced four new products in this family of ultra-fast modules. These memory modules offer the incredibly fast speeds of DDR2 5300 and the low latencies of 4-4-4-12.
These come in several density options as well as in matched pairs. Developed specifically for Alderwood and Grantsdale DDR2 platforms, these products range from 256MB to 1GB. These products are based on the new DDR2 technology which increases the memory bandwidth available for memory intensive applications. JEDEC standard latencies at 667 MHz are 5-5-5-15, but Corsair's 5300C4 modules are rated at 4-4-4-12 to deliver exceptional performance.
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.
According to Joe James, Corsair Marketing Director, "the DDR2 5300C4 modules are extremely fast and are a must-have for all gamers."
The DDR2 5300 product line currently includes the following products:
TWIN2X1024-5300C4: matched pair of two 512MB 5300C4 modules
TWIN2X512-5300C4: matched pair of two 256MB 5300C4 modules
CM2X512-5300C4: 512MB 5300C4 module
CM2X256-5300C4: 256MB 5300C4 module
All of these DDR2 5300 modules and TWINX pairs are available immediately from resellers world-wide.