Author: Frank Stroupe
[ad#review962-top]How fast things do move! The i7 is only six months old, and we’re already getting low latency 6GB kits. You may think: “CAS 7 isn’t that low, even with DDR3-2000.” Keep in mind that Intel limits i7/X58 memory modules to a Vdimm of 1.65v, so the memory manufacturers couldn’t merely repackage their DDR3 dual-channel modules.many of which run at over Vdimm 2v.but come up with an entirely new memory module that would do its thing at just over the standard DDR3 voltage.
OCZ is always coming up with something new, and new for their triple-channel lineup is the Blade series, which currently consists of four 6GB kits. The blade heatspreader looks sharp, and should be effective, if OCZ’s other heatspreaders are any indication at how this one cools. Today I will be looking at the Blade DDR3-2000 7-8-7 6GB kit, the top-of-the-line model of the Blade series. Will the Blade impress? Read on to see!
Part Number: OCZ3B2000LV6GK
Memory Type: 240-pin non-ECC, unbuffered, DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Speed: DDR3-2000 (PC3-16000)
Timings: 7-8-7-20 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
Kit Size: 6GB (3 x 2048)
Heatspreader Material: Pure Aluminum
Warranty: OCZ Lifetime Warranty
OCZ has new packaging for their triple-channel kits, an attractive hanging box. The Blade box has a black/platinum theme, with windows up front for viewing the memory modules within, and basic OCZ info on the rear, along with icons of websites that have given awards to OCZ memory.
Inside the memory modules are protected by blisterpacks, which are not hermetically sealed.