Sunnyvale, CA—December 27, 2005—OCZ Technology
Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and
high reliability memory, today announced the release of the first DDR2
modules designed to make use of the recently introduced OCZ XTC
heatspreader design. The Gold series modules will come in PC2-4200 and
PC2-5400 configurations ranging from 512MB modules to 2GB dual channel
The Gamer eXtreme XTC DDR2 series features the innovative XTC (Xtreme
Thermal Convection) Heatspreaders. The unique design used in the XTC
heatspreaders optimizes the thermal management of memory modules by
promoting greater airflow by means of micro-convection throughout what
is usually the dead air space inside conventional heatspreader designs.
In this manner, build-up of heat is avoided and thermal dissipation of
the memory components is offloaded more efficiently through the
honeycomb design. At the same time, mechanical stability is maintained.
Both PC2-4200 and PC2-5400 GX XTC modules offer superior
stability and performance for the modern Intel gaming platform.
Operating at 4-4-4 and 5-5-5 timings, these DDR2-533 and DDR2-667
solutions offer lower latencies than standard DDR2 modules. DDR2 XTC
will be offered in 2GB dual channel kits for the ultimate memory
upgrade for the latest graphic-intensive PC games, such as Battlefield
2, Half Life 2, Doom 3, and Quake 4, which deliver the best end-user
experience with 2GB+ of memory.
“Based on the overwhelmingly positive results and
feedback on the XTC heatspreaders, we believe that we need to make XTC
available for a wider spectrum of modules than originally planned,”
commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ
Technology. "By employing XTC heatspreaders on our premium Gold DDR2 GX
memory we are able to offer high-end gamers and enthusiasts a superior
solution that addresses the unique requirements of the latest 3D
All OCZ PC2-4200 and PC2-5400 Gold GX XTC Edition
modules are 100% hand-tested for quality assurance and compatibility
and feature high quality, gold-mirrored XTC heatspreaders for the most
effective heat dissipation. Furthermore, each OCZ Gold series module is
backed by the industry leading OCZ Lifetime Warranty and technical
support for unparalleled peace of mind. The combination of the award
winning XTC series and cutting-edge OCZ DDR2 architecture is the
ultimate formula for incredible performance from Intel systems.
Source: OCZ Technology Press Release