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OCZ launches Blade 2, XTE RAM

OCZ launches Blade 2, XTE RAM

The OCZ Blade 2 RAM modules feature large, finned heatspreaders for optimal overclocking.

OCZ has announced a new design for its RAM heatspreaders, designed to offer improved passive cooling in a lower profile package.

Fitted to the company's new Platinum and Gold Xtreme Thermal Exchange (XTE) memory line, the low-profile anodised aluminium heatspreaders are designed to provide extra overclocking overhead. With the company planning to launch the kits in 1,600MHz, 2,000MHz, and 2,133MHz speeds, every little helps.

Alex Mei, chief marketing officer at OCZ, described the XTE range as 'featuring new compact, yet highly efficient heatspreader designs, these hand-tested kits are the ideal solution for overclockers, gaming, and productivity applications, and are optimized for the latest generation of platforms from Intel and AMD.'

For those with cases that aren't as cramped, OCZ has also announced the Blade 2 RAM modules, featuring a high-performance finned heatsink design and available in 2,133MHz and 2,400MHz speeds. Mei further claimed that 'building on our previous lines of enthusiast overclocking memory, the new XTE and Blade 2 DDR3 memory series are designed to set the benchmark once again and deliver the ultimate in performance and stability'

The design of the heatsinks is certainly attractive, but it remains to be seen if their performance lives up to OCZ's promises. With the company claiming that the modules, which will appear in retail channels soon in 6GB and 4GB kits, are specifically designed to clock to speeds in excess of their rated JEDEC profiles, the company could be on to a winner with its latest creations.

Do you like the look of OCZ's latest heatsinks, or will you wait for a review to see just how overclockable they really are before making a purchase? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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HourBeforeDawn 24th November 2010, 17:09 Quote
AWESOME :) this is great to see and cant wait to some testing done with this memory down the line.
flibblesan 24th November 2010, 20:03 Quote
that's one funky looking comb.
llOriginll 24th November 2010, 21:00 Quote
Might be a stupid idea, but why don't we have RAM chips with heatsinks that go /// (or more sideways) away from the heatsink? They'd be lower profile again and would avoid contact with large CPU coolers :P
Snips 25th November 2010, 07:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by flibblesan
that's one funky looking comb.

"Overclockin' Ram that's kind to your Afro!"
Taniniver 25th November 2010, 21:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by llOriginll
Might be a stupid idea, but why don't we have RAM chips with heatsinks that go /// (or more sideways) away from the heatsink? They'd be lower profile again and would avoid contact with large CPU coolers :P

Sounds like a good idea to me, do all RAM sockets face the same way though on different motherboards? The DIMMs only go in one way round, so it wouldn't be much good if they ended up pointed \\\ towards the CPU cooler instead of away from it!
ferdinand 12th December 2010, 18:39 Quote
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papasha408 5th June 2011, 16:22 Quote
I am interested in all OCZ ram. Unfortunately, Blade ram is hard to find in my neck of the woods. I am also finding it hard to get a price on the new Blade 2 ram. Does anyone have an idea concerning price of 3X4, 12GB Blade 2 at 2133 and 2400 mhz?
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