1. Features, Package
The new PC3-12800 Platinum Edition was developed to offer
enthusiasts a memory solution that takes full advantage of all the
capabilities of the Intel P35 and X38 Express chipsets. At 1600MHz, the
OCZ PC3-12800 Platinum is rated to run CL7-7-7 to truly take these
next generation platforms to new heights.
OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600 modules will be available in 2x1024MB dual
channel kits. OCZ has been working closely with the leading platform
providers to ensure optimal performance and compatibility on all the
next generation computing platforms that will be introduced later this
year. Each module is 100% hand-tested for quality assurance and
compatibility and features a proprietary platinum-mirrored XTC (Xtreme
Thermal Convection) heatspreader for the most effective heat
dissipation. As part of OCZ’s line-up of premium memory, the DDR3
series is backed by a Lifetime Warranty and industry-leading technical
support for unparalleled peace of mind.
- Main features
- 1600MHz DDR3
- CL 7-7-7-24
- Available in 2GB dual channel kits
- Platinum Z3 XTC Heatspreader
- Lifetime Warranty
- 240 Pin DIMM
- Part Numbers: 2GB (2x1024MB) D/C Kit PN – OCZ3P16002GK
* XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders
optimize 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.
* 1.95V EVP:
OCZ EVP (Extended Voltage Protection) is a feature that allows
performance enthusiasts to use a VDIMM of 1.95V without invalidating
their OCZ Lifetime Warranty.
- Retail package
OCZ provided us with the retail package of 2x1024MB memory modules (OCZ3P16002GK). The retail price of the kit is around $500~520, depending your location and currency. Note that OCZ offers two version of the same product, the standard Platinum Series (7-7-7 memory timings) and the Enhanced Bandwidth with lower memory timings (7-6-6). The memory modules come packaged in a plastic shell.
Removing the memory modules from their packaging we can have a
clearer view. In front there is only a small logo with the part
number, the memory rating and of course the optimal cache latency. The
black aluminium heatsinks on the outside are designed to dissipate the
heat from the surface of the memory module:
At the back, there's a big Z3 product logo embossed on the heatspreader.
After installing the modules and using CPU-Z v1.41 we have more
information about the memory. The OCZ OCZ3P16002GK has
embedded standard JEDEC timings for various frequencies,
467/571/666 and 781MHz. The OCZ modules are not supporting Intel's XMP
profiles, which shouldn't be considered as a negative: