OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Platinum Triple Channel Kit Review

👤by David Mitchelson 3 Comments 📅21-12-09
Introduction
Product on Review: OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Platinum Low-Voltage Triple Channel
Manufacturer and Sponsor: OCZ Technology
Price: £112 At time review was written



As we draw closer to the end of 2009 we naturally reflect on the previous year, and speaking primarily of computer hardware - the products that have wowed us. We've seen the awesome power of Intel's Core i7 processor and indeed the smaller Core i5 chips, and those who have gone down the socket 1366 route will have been forced to move to a new motherboard, and to higher frequency DDR3 memory. The Core i7 brings a new memory controller that demands DDR3 but not only this, it also allows for triple channel.

This you may think could cost you a small fortune, but DDR3 prices have been dropping as the months have passed and you can now pick up a kit for not too dissimilar price to how much a DDR2 kit would cost you.

We've also seen Microsoft's new operating system Windows 7 replace the notorious Vista, and again if you move forward to this new suite its going to demand greater of your system, but the benefits from upgrading to Core i7 along with triple channel DDR3 are unparalleled. We can now stick inside our system massive capacities of memory and maximize the bandwidth by using triple channel. It's a win, win situation.

Today we have the pleasure of looking at our first DDR3 triple channel kit provided by the memory experts - OCZ Technology. Back in the DDR2 department OCZ provided us with the platinum, titanium and gold series that allowed huge overclocks whilst being rock solid. We will be taking a look at the OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Platinum Low-Voltage Triple Channel kit and a little later putting it into the ultimate of test environments by analysing its performance in Windows 7 64-Bit.

Specifications
• 1333MHz DDR3
• CL 7-7-7-24 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
• Available in 6GB Triple Channel Optimized kits
• Platinum Z3 XTC Heatspreader**
• Lifetime Warranty
• 1.65 Volts
• 240 Pin DIMM

Part Numbers
6GB (3x2048MB) T/C Kit PN - OCZ3P1333LVA6GK

The statistics above make for a very interesting memory kit. OCZ Technology have the following to say about the OCZ PC3-10666 triple-channel memory kit:

The OCZ PC3-10666 triple-channel memory kit is designed specifically for the Intel® Core™ i7 processor / Intel® X58 Express Chipset. Optimized for the Core i7’s triple channel mode, these new 3GB, 6GB, and 12GB kits ensure optimal performance via an ideal combination of low voltage requirements, speed, and latency.

Developed for enthusiasts and early-adopters, the low voltage OCZ Triple Channel solutions are the choice counterparts for leading-edge performance that won’t inhibit the functionality of Core i7 CPUs. In addition, modules are tested in matched triplets ensuring superior compatibility.

OCZ’s Triple Channel kits are 100% hand-tested for quality assurance and compatibility and feature propriety XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders for the most effective heat dissipation. Furthermore, each OCZ memory module is backed by the industry leading OCZ Lifetime Warranty and technical support for unparalleled peace of mind.



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