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Reviewed by: Trevor Flynn [07.26.04]
Manufactured by: OCZ

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Well it would seem that all of the memory manufacturers, OCZ included, who have spent the last year slamming home the "lower is better" message in regard to latency settings might have been a bit off. Although low CAS latency values are by no means meaningless, when it comes to tweaking DDR RAM values, tRP, tRCD coupled with effective use of the DDR Variable Early Read Command are just as, if not more, important. At least in terms of the Pentium 4 DDR1 800 FSB platform.

When Winbond first decided to leave the DDR memory market many manufacturers were worried how they were going to release new DDR modules that could compete with their previous BH and CH offerings. After some research though OCZ was able to discover that things weren't so bad after all, in fact they could actually release faster performing better overclocking modules. Perhaps Winbond leaving the market was for the best after all.

  • Lots of Overclocking Headroom
  • Looser CAS Latency value but higher performance!
  • Once again Conventional Wisdom gets a kick in the teeth

  • Expensive as always

Final Score: 96%