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News Posted: Thu, Apr 9 2009 7:49 PM

OCZ Technology Introduces Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) SODIMMs



San Jose, Calif.—April 9, 2009—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, is pleased to be one of the first to offer Intel® Extreme SODIMM modules to the enthusiast market. These memory solutions implement a high-performance specification optimized and predefined for platforms utilizing Intel Core™ 2 Extreme mobile processors. Extending beyond a traditional capacity upgrade for high-end gaming and professional laptops, OCZ’s XMP SODIMMs offer superior performance qualified by Intel for ultimate compatibility and stability.



Designed to significantly increase performance levels of the entire notebook, these new modules feature Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), an exclusive set of SPD (Serial Presence Detect) settings that act as an integrated “plug and play” overclocking tool for enhanced memory performance. With a long history of providing the most innovative products to the enthusiast community, OCZ is excited to be among the first to take advantage of Intel’s interest and development of overclocking platforms extending beyond desktops to mobile gamers, enthusiasts, and professionals.





“XMP is for performance what 3D is for games, and the introduction of the profiles allows on-the-go enthusiasts to make the most of their Intel mobile platforms,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology development at OCZ Technology. “As a result for our involvement with Intel from the very beginning of the mobile XMP concept, today we are releasing 2GB high performance SODIMMs designed as a no-compromise solution to complement Intel’s mobile computing platform for the ultimate user experience.”



OCZ’s premier XMP-Ready SODIMM memory will be available as OCZ DDR3 PC3-8500 4GB kits or single 2GB modules and are configured to run 1066MHz at CL6-6-6 latencies that will immediately boot at the rated specs on any Intel Core 2 Extreme and Centrino® 2 system. Each OCZ XMP SODIMM memory module is backed by the industry-leading OCZ Lifetime Warranty and technical support for unparalleled peace of mind.satisfaction.



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Does high performance memory help laptops all that much? I usually get the faster ram for overclocking headroom.

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I agree with Bob, but that applies to desktops. How many laptops have overclocking available in the BIOS? And how many laptops have dual-channel memory support?

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Well, OCZ has DIY notebooks.  This could be aimed at those.

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diemos replied on Fri, Apr 10 2009 5:32 PM

I think thats the plan. Quite cool.

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I like the idea of building your own laptops. The OCZ ones look a little pricey for what you get though. I am still waiting on MXM to take off. With all the people moving to laptops these days I don't see why we can't have MXM cards selling on newegg like desktop GPUs.

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yoda8232 replied on Mon, Apr 13 2009 7:13 PM

Meh it's not worth it for me, unless I'm rolling in dough.

Desktops ftw.


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