OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR3-1866
When triple channel DDR3 modules hit the market with Intel’s LGA 1366 Core i7 platform, performance numbers for the new technology went through the roof. Sure they were expensive, but that’s the proverbial price you pay for bleeding edge tech. While prices have dropped, the 1366 platform remains rather expensive overall in a decidedly enthusiast setup. However, with the new LGA1156 platform, it seems that Intel is attempting to bring performance to the mainstream, and while it is more affordable, it does result in a few performance compromises as a result.
One area of distinct difference between the 1366 and 1156 sockets is in the memory employed: 1366 can utilize a triple channel configuration, whereas 1156 uses a dual channel setup. And with that difference comes new memory products from several manufacturers, each offering something a bit different, in terms of latency, speeds, aesthetics, and price.
One of these companies offering new 1156-capable modules is OCZ Technology. Today we’re looking at a set of OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR3-1866 modules that are designed for use in the LGA1156 socket Core i5/i7 platform. We’ve seen in our past testing that OCZ modules typically offer great aesthetics and performance, including overclockability, but that was then and you’re only as good as your most recent success these days. So has OCZ produced another winner with these Platinum sticks? Let’s find out.
Thanks go to our friends at OCZ for supplying the review sample.
Entering the memory market in August 2000, OCZ Technology was built to manufacture the best high speed RAM. OCZ was founded by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, and our commitment to the end-user has not digressed. At OCZ we have one primary goal, to make sure that every customer is 110% satisfied. We offer a Lifetime Warranty on every memory module we sell. We back this warranty with friendly, courteous staff that is willing to answer any question.