OCZ today announced new dual-channel DDR3 memory kits specifically tailored to the upcoming Intel P55 chipset motherboards and the Core i7/i5 Lynnfield processors using the new LGA1556 socket.
The new additions comprise a total of six 4GB kits covering three speeds - PC3-15000 (1866MHz), PC3-12800 (1600MHz) and PC3-10666 (1333MHz) - in both the Platinum and Gold series. The Platinum series features timings of CL 9-9-9-27 (PC3-15000), CL 7-7-7-24 (PC3-12800) and CL 7-7-7-20 (PC3-10666). The Gold series modules represent a step down in terms of performance with slightly looser timings of CL 10-10-10-27 (PC3-15000), CL 8-8-8-24 CL (PC3-12800) and CL 9-9-9-20 (PC3-10666).
With the new Core i5 and Core i7 Lynnfield processors being targeted at the mainstream market, OCZ has developed the new Gold and Platinum memory series for cost-conscious gamers and enthusiasts. That doesn't mean these are low-end "value" memory modules, though, as “these gaming kits make use of high quality hand screened chips to deliver exceptional performance and stability at surprisingly low voltages when paired with the latest Intel processors and chipset," according to Alex Mei, CMO for the OCZ Technology Group.
All the new parts are low-voltage modules designed to run at 1.65V and come equipped with OCZ's proprietary XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders for greater heat-dissipation properties and are backed by a lifetime warranty.