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OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC CrossFire


OCZ announced new DDR2 Crossfire certified memory modules. The new modules operate at 1,066 MHz with CL 5-5-5-15 latencies, and come as a 2GB (2x1024) dual channel kit. After the release of OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 HPC, which we reviewed and managed to push to 1,200MHz here, OCZ decided to go for the Crossfire market.

The new modules work at 2.3 Volts and can handle voltage up to 2.35V without loosing its Lifetime Warranty. They are cooled by OCZ's Reaper HPC (Heat Pipe Conduit) with AMD's "Crossfire Certified" emblem on it.




“AMD is committed to pushing the limits of what gaming systems can do through technologies like CrossFire, and the new memory modules from OCZ are a perfect addition to any high-performance CrossFire system,†said Godfrey Cheng, director, platform technologies, AMD Graphics Product Group. Hey, we know Godfrey really well.

“The new CrossFire-certified memory from OCZ ensures that gamers get the highest quality memory, with superior performance and superb compatibility for their CrossFire systems.â€

You can check out more over at OCZ here.
Hmm.... interesting to see that they're not making it with the extended column address range to fully utilize AMD's memory controller. I mean, of the people that run Crossfire, how many of them are not on AMD machines??? Also, since when did we need memory that is specifically certified for Crossfire, and then ones that are specifically certified for SLI? Is there even any difference?
    
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Crossfire and SLI certified memory is a gimmick.

However, there are new memory modules that are designed to work with only AMD systems. These are in preparation of K10, I think.
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I have ATi xfire reference RAM and guess what?

The Heatsink looks great..... thats it. If they made this HS red like ATi should be it might have had the same effect, but again, gimmick surely
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Meh, you just pay extra for the logo...
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No gimmick, my Zalman 9700nt was approved by Nvidia, now I bench like 50,000 on 3d06!!
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
No gimmick, my Zalman 9700nt was approved by Nvidia, now I bench like 50,000 on 3d06!!
If you get one of the four SLI cases.... you can boost your score by another 1000 pts!
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zomg serious no way! I have SLi ram too so its worth at least 500 points more thann regular ram! >_>

ahhah
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I have OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 HPC, it looks like they just changed the sticker.
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