Corsair presenta memorie DDR550
La rincorsa a moduli memoria DDR dalle frequenza sempre più elevata ha raggiunto un nuovo limite; Corsair Memory annuncia infatti la disponibilità di nuovi moduli di memmoria DDR 550 commercializzati in kit da 512 e 1024 MB.
I nuovi moduli, pretestati per operare alla frequenza di lavoro di 275 Mhz, utilizzano timings 3-4-4-8 con voltaggio di alimentazione di 2.75V; sono indicati per piattaforme Pentium 4 basate su chipset Intel 865PE Springdale e 875P Canterwood, possibilmente forzando la frequenza di bus a 275 Mhz operando un conseguente overclock della cpu.
Di seguito il comunicato stampa ufficiale:
"Fremont, CA, December 10, 2003: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced the worlds first XMS4400 products. The two new parts, TwinX1024-4400 and CMX512-4400, will begin shipping immediately. Based on 550MHz DDR technology, Corsairs new XMS4400 parts deliver extreme memory performance when used with the Asus P4C800E and other hyper-overclockable 875P-based dual channel DDR motherboards.
Corsair designed these new modules to support clock speeds that are ten percent faster than the companys current flagship XMS4000 products. To select the fastest available components Corsairs Compatibility Lab performed exhaustive benchmark tests on a broad range of RAM chips from a multitude of different chip makers.
Every XMS module built must pass a stringent battery of tests at its rated speed before being shipped. XMS4400 modules are tested at 550MHz with 3-4-4-8 latency settings at 2.75V. All XMS4400 modules are tested in an Asus P4C800-E dual channel DDR motherboard based on the Intel 875P Canterwood chipset. TwinX kits are tested as a matched pair and physically packaged together immediately after passing test, guaranteeing that the customer receives a product that has been verified in the dual channel environment.
"Our XMS4400 products are so fast we had a hard time finding test platforms for our production lines said Corsair VP of Product Development, John Beekley. These modules really test the limits of most CPUs and motherboards. Our XMS4400 products substantially raise the performance envelope for extreme overclockers Mr. Beekley continued. Corsairs Compatibility Lab had to speed sort CPUs and motherboards to find platforms fast enough for their production testing. Actual user results may vary depending on the overclocking margin of the CPU, motherboard and other system components.
The TwinX1024-4400 is a 1 GByte, 550 MHz DIMM module pair consisting of two matched CMX512-4400 DIMMs. Both parts are available from resellers worldwide with either black or platinum colored aluminum heat spreaders that enhance performance by keeping the components cool.