Time are changing, soon we will all be using DR2 ram or even DDR3 so OCZ decided to move on and bring you a new VX product with a warranty that covers you to 2.3V or so.
Now i can't post a pic of the dimms till Monday next as we are launching at Computex but i can talk about it a little here.VX2 will become a new line of product we hope, offering value with outstanding performance, at this time I can not quote IC's or prices
We waited to test the Nvidia and ATI reference boards for AM2 before making a decission about the memory, i have hit the same top 2t speeds with both boards with 1T 800 a little easier on the Foxconn reference.
Timings will be rated at 4-4-4-15 DDR2 1000, I have hit 4-4-3-10 2.3V on the ATI with ease, this with TWR at 3, TRC at 12 etc so its pretty damn tight.
I ran some brief tests off with a 4000+ dual core watercooled at 300x10, ram is clocked at DDR1000.Buffered top unbuffered below.
Now this is at 3GHZ, if i get the FX62 stable at 3.3(300x11) im sure I will see close to 12k buffered. Ran some dual pi also, initially at 4-4-4-10.
Then rebooted,set TRP to 3,shut down some services in XP, set priority to realtime and let her rip again and gained a little more speed.
finished off with a couple of 3d benches.
Now, remember these are 4-4-4-rated not 4-4-3, im sure many of you will see 4-4-3 or some may do even better. i decided to test with the 4000+ as this is really what most will run as it offers good overclocking and is not an expensive CPU to buy. The motherboard has been picked up by Sapphire i hear and has just been reviewed on ANANDTECH.COM, there are some minor bios issues still but it is a good fast board and as you see here even running dual 1800's in Xfire is pretty damn fast.
I will post picks Monday of the dimms, they have a new heatspreader you have not seen before and look pretty damn slick. Questions on IC's will go unanswered at this time, some of you will have an opinion about what they are, you will have to wait till I confirm to be sure.
I have Badaxe here now and will test these with conroe over the next few days, stay tuned for more.