Nuove memorie DDR2-800 ad elevate prestazioni
Dopo aver presentato, nei giorni scorsi, le prime soluzioni dotate di supporto alla tecnologia EPP, Enhanced Performance Profiles, Corsair introduce nuove soluzioni DDR2-800 caratterizzate da timings di accesso particolarmente spinti.
I nuovi moduli TWIN2X2048-6400C3 sono caratterizzati da una latenza di accesso pari a 3-4-3-9, più spinta rispetto a quella di 4-4-4-12 che tipicamente viene impostata nei moduli memoria in commercio al momento attuale. I moduli vengono forniti in un kit specifico per sistemi dual channel; ogni modulo ha una capacità di 1 Gbyte ciascuno.
E' presumibile che all'annuncio di Corsair ne seguiranno altri di taglio simile da parte dei restanti produttori di memorie DDR2 ad elevate prestazioni per overclockers. Al momento attuale, tuttavia, non è ben chiaro quale beneficio prestazionale tangibile possano fornire soluzioni memoria di questo tipo rispetto a più tradizionali moduli DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 oppure 5-5-5-15, considerando la ridotta influenza dei timings memoria sulle prestazioni delle nuove soluzioni Socket AM2 di AMD.
Di seguito l'intero comunicato stampa:
Fremont, CA (May 23, 2006) Corsair® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today unveiled the worlds first DDR2-800 2GB kit rated at true low latency of CL3. The latest addition to the award-winning XMS family of products, TWIN2X2048-6400C3 delivers unparalleled memory performance at 800MHz and supports the industrys lowest latencies of 3-4-3-9 in this speed grade. Featuring Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP), a new open memory standard jointly development by Corsair and NVIDIA®, the users can take advantage of the added memory performance characteristics and capabilities when used with an EPP-capable motherboard.
Using an extensive RAM screening process developed by Corsair, the new TWIN2X2048-6400C3 offers superior performance and rock solid stability at 800MHz at CL3. Optimized for the latest generation of processors and memory controllers, TWIN2X2048-6400C3 is a flexible memory solution that delivers outstanding performance at both low latency and high frequency. Designed with the ultra-enthusiasts in mind, the TWIN2X2048-6400C3 offers ample overclocking headroom, making it the ideal solution for anyone looking to build the most powerful DDR2 based systems.
During the development phase of the new socket AM2 memory controller, we worked with Corsair on memory performance and optimization, said Leslie Sobon, director of product and brand management, Desktop Division, AMD. The socket AM2 memory controller is effective at taking advantage of low memory latencies. We applaud Corsair on the release of their new 800MHz low latency memory, and look forward to continuing to provide customers with high performance products.
Similar to other new XMS DDR2 products from Corsair, the TWIN2X2048-6400C3 features Enhanced Performance Profiles. These profiles elevate memory performance by taking full advantage of the additional memory parameters that are now added to the unused portion of the JEDEC standard Serial Presence Detect (SPD). EPP brings simplified overclocking success for entry level enthusiasts, and access to more advanced memory specifications and a higher recovery point for hard-core overclockers. To take full advantage of the Enhanced Performance Profiles, motherboards designed with a special BIOS can recognize the presence of EPP settings. Once these settings are enabled, the system boots directly into the memorys specified settings and takes immediate advantage of the increased performance.
Our enthusiasts customers have been telling us that they demand a true low latency DDR2 2GB kit. We are proud to be the first manufacturer to develop and deliver this product said Martin Mueller, Director of Design Engineering at Corsair Memory. We have seen significant performance gains on the AMD processor-based platforms when the memory runs at the lowest latencies possible, continued Mueller.
The TWIN2X2048-6400C3 is available immediately in 2GB kits through Corsairs authorized distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers. All Corsair memory products are backed by a lifetime warranty and complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and TechSupport Xpress troubleshooting guide. For more information on TWIN2X2048-6400C3, please visit http://www.corsair.com/corsair/products.html. For more information on EPP, go to http://www.corsair.com/corsair/epp_index.html.