OCZ DDR3 PC3-14400 Platinum Edition Review

Posted on 2007-10-18 17:36:38 by Thomas De Maesschalck

Recently DDR3 made its way on the scene boasting incredible operating frequencies, massive bandwidths and to top it all off, greatly reduced power consumption. So then DDR3 sounds like the ultimate weapon for gamers! While DDR3 has already reached frequencies of 1.6GHz and beyond, producing peak bandwidths of more than 14GB/s per module, it is not quite all it’s cracked up to be. Take the OCZ DDR3 PC3-14400 Platinum Edition (DDR3-1800) memory for example. This high-speed memory costs a whopping $750 US per 2GB kit while the DDR3-1600 version still costs over $500 US.

The OCZ DDR3 PC3-14400 Platinum Edition (DDR3-1800) is a 2GB dual-channel memory kit, meaning that each module has a capacity of 1024MB. The modules are rated to operate at DDR2-1800 should your motherboard/processor combo be able to push them that far. The modules use the CAS 8-8-8-27 timings, which are reasonably aggressive timings given the operating frequency. These modules are rated to use just 2.0v for stable performance at this frequency, though we had to change the timings to CAS 9-8-8-24 and up the voltage to 2.1 volts.

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