Corsair  today announced a new family of “XL” memory modules
that supports 2-2-2-5 latencies at 400MHz, making the XL family the highest
performing PC3200 memory in the world. The new XL product family inclues the
following products:

TwinX1024-3200XLPRO matched pair of 512MB, DDR400, 2-2-2-5, XMS
Pro Series modules
TwinX1024-3200XL matched pair of 512MB, DDR400, 2-2-2-5, black XMS modules
TwinX1024-3200XLPT matched pair of 512MB, DDR400, 2-2-2-5, platinum XMS modules

OCZ announced that each PC-3200 Platinum Rev 2 Dual Channel kit
features an integrated heatspreader to aid in heat dissipation and is rated for
CL2-2-2-8 (read: CAS-tRCD-tRP-TRAS) latencies. In order to ensure that OCZ
PC-3200 Platinum Rev 2 Dual Channel kits perform to OCZs exacting performance
and quality standards, all Dual Channel kits are hand-tested by OCZ technicians
before they are shipped. OCZ PC-3200 Platnium Rev 2 kits are covered by OCZs
no-hassle lifetime warranty and technical support service.

Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR
memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced a new family of
“XL” memory modules that supports 2-2-2-5 latencies at 400MHz, making the XL
family the highest performing
PC3200 memory in the world. The new XL product family includes the following
products:

TwinX1024-3200XLPRO matched pair of 512MB, DDR400, 2-2-2-5, XMS Pro Series
modules
TwinX1024-3200XL matched pair of 512MB, DDR400, 2-2-2-5, black XMS modules
TwinX1024-3200XLPT matched pair of 512MB, DDR400, 2-2-2-5, platinum XMS modules

All these parts are available immediately from resellers worldwide, and are also
available as individual 512MB XL modules. XMS modules include Corsair’s classic
black and platinum aluminum heat spreaders for improved heat dissipation. XMS
Pro Series modules were developed exclusively by Corsair’s R&D team to enhance
the gaming experience with 18 memory activity LED’s and a cast aluminum Pro
Series heatsink for improved thermal performance. The 2-2-2-5 latencies
supported by the XL family are the ultimate in performance for DDR400 memory.
These latencies are the fastest offered in the market today. Latency is the time
required for requested data to be ready to read from memory, and is measured in
clock cycles. The lower the latency values, the faster the performance. By
dramatically reducing the latency specifications in the XL family, Corsair has
brought memory performance to new levels. In addition to 2-2-2-5 performance at
PC3200, the 3200XL family demonstrates excellent performance at higher clock
frequencies. Typical results seen in the Corsair lab were 2.5-3-3-7 at XMS4000
(250 MHz) clock speeds.

Plug-n-Frag ™ Technology

The entire XL family includes Corsair’s trademarked Plug-n-Frag™ technology that
provides advanced latency values pre-programmed into the SPD (serial presence
detect) chip on each module. For the overclocker, this means that the XL modules
will automatically boot up at the extremely aggressive 2-2-2-5 latencies with no
additional BIOS tweaking. This technology was first brought to market in
Corsair’s LL family in January, 2003, and has become wildly popular among gamers
and enthusiasts.

These modules were designed specifically to give plenty of overclocking headroom
for performance tweakers. At slightly higher latencies these modules can yield
stable operation at speeds up to 500MHz. Corsair designed these modules with the
unique ability to function both at 400MHz with extremely low latencies, and at
very high clock speeds with looser latencies.

"The new XL family of XMS products supports obscenely low latencies that we
thought were simply not possible” said Corsair VP of Product Development, John
Beekley. “Our development efforts have really paid off with a product that not
only supports the world’s fastest latencies at 400MHz but also provides
outstanding overclocking headroom. The XL family will deliver awesome
performance in Intel- and AMD-based systems alike.”

All Corsair modules are tested at their rated specifications to ensure
performance. TwinX kits are tested as a matched pair and packaged together
immediately after passing test, guaranteeing that the customer receives a
product that has been verified in the dual channel environment.

OCZ

Each PC-3200 Platinum Rev 2 Dual Channel kit features an
integrated heatspreader to aid in heat dissipation and is rated for CL2-2-2-8
(read:
CAS-tRCD-tRP-TRAS) latencies.

In order to ensure that OCZ PC-3200 Platinum Rev 2 Dual Channel kits perform to
OCZs exacting performance and quality standards, all Dual
Channel kits are hand-tested by OCZ technicians before they are shipped. OCZ
PC-3200 Platnium Rev 2 kits are covered by OCZs no-hassle lifetime warranty and
technical support service.

"The trend has been to move to higher frequencies at the expense of latencies"
said Dr. Michael Schuette, director of technology development
at OCZ Technology. "However, given the fact that in most architectures the host
bus cannot handle the Memory bandwidth, we need to refocus on what the real
needs are. Seamless data flow can only be achieved in a low latency environment.
This is where OCZ Technology, once again, takesa leading role in the industry"