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P55 vs X58 Memory Performance Analysis w/ OCZ Platinum Series - The Package and Modules

With two PC3-12800 kits lying around from OCZ, we put them to good use and see how Tri-Chan vs. Dual Chan goes on P55 and X58 these days.

By: | Editorials in RAM | Posted: Jan 27, 2010 11:14 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

The Package


Having a look at the two kits, you can see there's nothing we haven't really seen before when it comes to the packaging of the modules. The main difference is of course that one is a triple channel kit and the other is a dual channel one. Both are part of the Platinum series.






The back of the package gives us a run down on some of the main features that both kits offer us. Across the bottom of both we've got the model numbers which we'll look at closer when we check out the modules themselves.


The Modules


Having a look at the dual channel kit, we don't see anything that we haven't seen before from the Platinum series from OCZ. We've got a fairly basic heatsink design with the Z logo in the middle.






On one side we have a sticker that gives us a run down on the specifications. You can clearly see it's a PC3-12800 kit that carries with it 7-7-7 at 1.65v when it comes to timings. Just below this, you can see that the particular module is a 2GB one which will make up a 4GB kit with the second.






The Tri-Chan kit is exactly the same really in most ways. The only real difference apart from the extra 2GB module is the fact that this kit uses a more aggressive 6-6-6 at 1.65v setup.


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