|OCZ Reaper OCZ2RPR10664GK DDR2 Memory Kit|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Tim White - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 25 November 2008|
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OCZ Reaper OCZ2RPR10664GK
Get it while it's hot! er... cool? With DDR3 memory getting all the attention lately it's easy to overlook DDR2 performance memory. There are many very good reasons to consider DDR2 including but not limited to price and performance. Today Benchmark Reviews takes a look at one potential price/performance hotshot; the OCZ Reaper HPC PC2 8500 Memory Kit. Can it's unique cooling solution and high speed specs be enough to sway you?
DDR3 memory is definitely the speed king in regards to extreme overclocking. Although DDR3 prices are falling, all that performance still comes with a premium. There are still plenty of reasons to go with DDR2. Pricing alone you can buy at least twice as much DDR2 per dollar than DDR3. Not that price alone should drive any buying decision; performance counts too, and with current Core 2 Duo and AMD CPUs this memory should have plenty of performance to keep up.
This article is not and will not be a DDR2 vs. DDR3 comparison, but rather information for you DDR2 users and potential users out there. Considering all the great deals available on performance DDR2 memory it's no wonder this technology is alive and kicking. Of course all of this is only matters if you are building a new machine or upgrading an existing DDR2 machine. If building a new LGA775 or AMD AM2 PC, DDR2 memory is still very much mainstream and a viable solution to all but the most cutting edge performance conscious users.
About the company: 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 has not digressed. OCZ Technology has been an innovator in many areas. We were the first manufacturer to make Dual Channel optimized memory available to the public, which originally took advantage of nVidia's Twinbank or Dual DDR architecture, found in their nForce chipset. We have now taken that technology and tailored it for the Canterwood, and Granite Bay chipset's. OCZ developed and was the first to implement ULN technology, which has been a critical element in our manufacturing process for some time. We at OCZ diligently work to improve communication with CPU and motherboard chipset manufacturers prior to the release of their products. Only in this manner can we fine-tune our memory's SPD settings, ensuring a synergistic relationship between the memory module, memory controller, and microprocessor. In today?s rapidly evolving semiconductor industry, such communication is not simply research, but a necessary component of our manufacturing process.