OCZ Platinum 6GB DDR3-1600
As we’ve now seen in our recent reviews of the triple-channel DDR3 modules, the raw bandwidth and performance is astonishing across the board. But as we also know, not all modules are created equally, nor offer the same results. As we saw today when we saddled up the OCZ Platinum modules alongside some impressive Kingston HyperX sticks, we were rather surprised by the results: OCZ ran away with the competition in convincing fashion, posting the best results we’ve seen to date, clock for clock.
These OCZ Platinum modules also offer quite a bit of headroom beyond their 1600MHz rated speeds. The tolerances and returns are smaller the higher you go in the speed department, but these modules have sufficient gas left in the tank to reach some blistering numbers on your system. Running 1600MHz at CL7 timings is nothing to scoff at, eventually topping out at 1954MHz at CL9, representing a 22% increase at the top end. They also proved to be very easy to overclock, and not touchy to voltage tweaks at all, which is always a blessing when trying to find the limits of your memory and overclock settings. What is perhaps even more impressive here is that these 6GB Platinum modules achieve these results at a very frugal price, and can be found for just under $150 USD, one of the lowest prices in its market segment.
OCZ has done a oustanding job with these modules, showcasing sleek aesthetics, quality construction, and superb performance at an excellent price. If you’re looking to jump on the Core i7 bandwagon and want some high performance 6GB memory modules that won’t break the bank, these OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600 modules are about as good as it gets.
OCZ 6GB DDR3-1600 Tri-Channel
Our thanks go to OCZ for providing the modules for this review.