Corsair Memory announced their fastest ever DDR memory module, a DDR550 module that supports very aggressive 2.5-4-4-8 latencies.
These modules typically support 2-2-2-5 latencies at 400MHz clock speeds. The new parts are:
TwinX1024-4400C25 matched pair of 512MB, DDR550, 2.5-4-4-8, black XMS modules
TwinX1024-4400C25PT matched pair of 512MB, DDR550, 2.5-4-4-8, platinum XMS modules
Both these parts are available immediately from resellers worldwide, and are also available as individual 512MB modules. TwinX kits are tested as a matched pair at their rated specifications and packaged together immediately after passing test, guaranteeing that the customer receives a product that has been verified in the dual channel environment. These modules include Corsair's classic black or platinum aluminum heat spreaders for improved heat dissipation.
The ultra high clock speeds supported by these modules make them an ideal choice for extreme overclockers seeking the ultimate in performance. According to Corsair VP of Applications Engineering John Beekley, "we've tested these modules in our labs on a number of 875P, 865PE and 939-pin Athlon T 64 FX based motherboards with extremely impressive results. This is the first time we've been able to run memory at 550 MHz on both Intel and AMD platforms. and at CAS 2.5!" Corsair R&D engineers have validated these modules on both Intel and AMD based platforms, but Corsair's production test lines for these parts employ the Asus P4C800-E motherboard. "Moreover, we've driven our manufacturing cost down dramatically on this module compared to our earlier XMS4400 product, which will translate into surprisingly affordable street prices", Mr. Beekley added.