Here at Tech-Reviews we’ve unfortunately never had the chance to review any desktop memory kits. However, whilst spec’ing up the components for our new i7 test rig an email suddenly dropped in my inbox from OCZ as they wanted to send us some OCZ Platinum DDR3 memory for review. After taking a look at the specifications and features of the memory, it seemed to be the perfect kit for an i7 rig – their website confirmed this with it stated that they’re designed and optimized specifically for i7 processors.
Boasting speeds of 1600 MHz, low voltage requirements and very good latencies, these DDR3 memory sticks certainly look good on paper. So I welcome you to Tech-Reviews’ first memory review where we hope to find out if this DDR3 OCZ Platinum memory kit is up to scratch.
About the Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
“Entering the memory market in August 2000, OCZ Technology was built around the determination to manufacture the best high speed DDR and RDRAM. OCZ was founded by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, and our commitment to the end-user have not digressed. OCZ Technology has been an innovator in many areas.”
OCZ Platinum Triple Channel DDR3 Features
The OCZ PC3-12800 triple-channel memory kits are 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.
- 1600MHz DDR3
- CL 7-7-7-24
- Available in 3GB, 6GB and 12GB Triple Channel Optimized kits
- Platinum Z3 XTC Heatspreader*
- Lifetime Warranty
- 1.65 Volts
- 240 Pin DIMM
- 3GB (3x1024MB) T/C Kit PN – OCZ3P1600LV3GK
- 6GB (3x2048MB) T/C Kit PN – OCZ3P1600LV6GK
- 12GB (6x2048MB) T/C Kit PN – OCZ3P1600LV12GS