OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) DDR3 2GB Kit
After overcoming some initial hurdles with our Asus Blitz motherboard with the help of OCZ, the Platinum PC3-12800 modules showed us exactly what they were made of. Managing an extremely good 102mhz overclock on the stock 7-7-7-20 timings taking them up to DDR3-1804, we couldn't believe that they had much more left in them. However, on loosening the timings to 8-8-8-25, the Platinum kit reached a whopping DDR3-1946 with 100% stability and even showed potential for blasting past DDR3-2000 with a little extra voltage.
Priced at £335 over at Komplett, the Platinum kit may seem expensive on first impressions. However when you take into consideration the current price of DDR3 and the cost of similar kits from other manufacturers (including unbranded modules), the OCZ Platinum kit is actually extremely well priced, and based on it's amazing overclock results - worth every penny.
So in summary OCZ have once again shown us that after 7 years in the business they still haven't taken their finger off the pulse or lost sight of their original goal to produce some of the best overclocker friendly memory modules in the market. The Platinum PC3-12800 kit is yet another great addition to their memory line-up, and a perfect start to what I'm sure will be an interesting (and extremely fast) range of DDR3 modules.
• Manages DDR3-1804 on stock timings
• Loosening timings to 8-8-8-25 allows speeds up to DDR-1946 (and higher with extra volts)
• Usual OCZ lifetime warranty with great after-sales support.
• Competitive pricing for a DDR3 kit.
• Packaging could do with spicing up.
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