OCZ Announces Low-Voltage AMD Black Edition Memory

OCZ Announces Low-Voltage AMD Black Edition Memory

OCZ Technology Announces Low-Voltage AMD Black Edition Memory with “AMD Overdrive” Performance

San Jose, Calif. -- September 24, 2009 -- OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today expanded their lineup of DDR3 to include certified OCZ Black Edition 4GB kits for ultimate compatibility with AMD’s next-generation Phenom II processors. These modules excel on Black Edition platforms at ultra-low voltage, an ideal parameter for the latest highly efficient processors. OCZ’s unique Black Edition Series is designed to be the ultimate upgrade for users who not only want to reap the benefits of high-frequency DDR3, but want a future-proof choice for their system.

“OCZ is excited to launch our new AMD Black Edition Ready Series which is designed specifically to work with AMD’s OverDrive software utility,” said Eugene Chang, Vice President of Product Management at the OCZ Technology Group. “The new OCZ Black Edition modules not only interact with AOD to overclock the memory, but also communicate with the BIOS to increase the frequency and performance of the memory controller. The result is a symbiotic relationship between memory and the rest of the system to unleash the full power of the Dragon Platform.”

“We are thrilled to see OCZ develop the Black Edition modules exclusively for Socket AM3 platforms featuring AMD Phenom II processors,” said Bob Grim, Director, Client Product Marketing, AMD. “By supporting AMD Black Edition Memory Profiles, OCZ enables overclockers to achieve higher levels of performance intelligently through dynamic profiles as opposed to simple, static SPD parameters.”

OCZ Black Edition kits are tested and qualified specifically for AMD’s own “Black Edition” Phenom CPUs for ultimate performance and stability. Featuring the exclusive AMD OverDrive (AOD) feature, users can unleash the remote stored profiles when used with 790FX / 790GX motherboards, giving the cutting-edge with instant “plug and play” functionality. This highly advanced AOD feature detects your OCZ Black Edition RAM when used in conjunction with certified motherboards and processors, where the data is then sent to a remote AMD server to download the correct profiles and get your system up and running at its peak. Eliminating the need for manual overclocking, the AOD does all the work for you as you charge through your games and computing tasks.

OCZ Black Edition modules feature the high densities and blazing DDR3 speeds enthusiasts and gamers demand to make the most of the graphic-intensive PC titles and applications, and will be available as DDR3 PC3-12800 4GB kits operating at 1.65V. Each module comes with an exclusive AMD-branded XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreader and is backed by the industry-leading OCZ Lifetime Warranty and technical support for unparalleled peace of mind.

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OCZ loves to hop onto branding like this.  Remember the SLI Ready Edition DDR2 memory?  Any other memory usually works just as fine.  But I suppose it might feel like a safer choice for some people because of the branding.  Sometimes there really is compatability problems so if these work perfectly fine on any AM3 motherboard then they are a wise purchase, but there are already DDR 3 1600 modules running at 1.65v so it's ultimately nothing special.

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Haha, and this is not the first time AMD has used "Black Edition" to describe its products.

This memory seems like a parity product, they have to set themselves apart somehow I suppose.

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it's pretty and won't show BBQ sauce finger prints when you put it in.

good design.

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