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OCZ Blade PC3-16000 CAS 7 6GB Memory Kit

We look at a low latency set of PC3-16000 modules from OCZ today and find out if they're able to impress as a top end choice for your i7 rig.

| DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jul 9, 2009 12:48 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

OCZ Blade PC3-16000 CAS 7 6GB Kit

 

Introduction

 

As we move up in MHz the one thing that we have to sacrifice is the latency or timings of the modules. At first we saw PC3-16000 kits launch with timings of 9-9-9-24, but as time has gone on we've seen companies improve upon that. The Dominator GT kit we looked at from Corsair just recently carried with it an 8-8-8-24 setup while also still being able to keep to that 1.65V maximum we want to see.

 

OCZ has kicked it up another notch, though. The low latency, low voltage kit we have with us today carries with it the same 2000MHz clock speed but some even more aggressive timings. We can see on the new OCZ Blade series modules that the company is able to offer us a very impressive 7-8-7-20 setup.

 

What the lower latency does is exactly that, it lowers the latency which in turn means that the modules are accessed quicker and should perform faster. What we'll do before having a closer look at the timings and their performance is check out the package while also having a closer look at the modules themselves.

 

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