Author: Frank Stroupe
[ad#review1032-top]DDR3 prices continue to drop. I feel that they are now incredibly low. You can get most 6GB triple channel kits at speeds under DDR3-2000 for much less than $200. Most DDR3-2000 triple channel 6GB kits are under $300. Actually, at this moment there is only one 6GB kit at my favorite online retailer priced over $300, an OCZ Flex low latency DDR3-1866 kit. And with Intel opting to make their new Core i5/P55 supporting dual channel, and their Core i9 still some time away, prices will drop further.
And for those still using 32-bit operating systems, most 3GB triple channel kits can be had for less than $100.
Today I will be looking at an Intel XMP-ready DDR3-1600 6GB triple channel kit from OCZ. Besides sporting a very cool look, which I’ll show in a minute, the XMP2 setting is actually an overclock rather than a lower speed. Read on to check out the OCZ XMP Ready Series DDR3-1600 6GB Triple Channel Memory Kit!
Series: OCZ XMP Ready Series
Module Type: 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Capacity: 6GB (3 x 2GB)
Speed: DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Latency: CAS 8
Timings: 8-8-8-24 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
Warranty: Lifetime limited
- Designed specifically for the Intel X58 chipset / Core i7
- XMP Profile 1: 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 1.65*
- XMP Profile 2: 1800MHz 9-9-9-28 1.65V*
- OCZ XTC heatspreader
* Intel qualified specification ONLY for boards featuring the X58 chipset. All other boards will automatically boot the memory at 1066MHz.
The XMP Ready DDR3-1600 is packaged in OCZ’s normal triple channel hanging box, and though the box has no information specific to the memory, the memory module’s label is clearly seen through the window.
The modules are protected by two blisterpacks, not hermetically sealed, two modules in one and one in the other blisterpack.