OCZ today unveiled a unique memory kit for AMD enthusiasts and power users. The new PC2-5400 Titanium modules were designed exclusively for the AMD AM2 platform and are custom-tailored to the extended column address range of the AM2 memory controller. With a doubled page size, access penalties are reduced to ultimately improve system performance. Used on the AM2 platform, the architecture of these modules is particularly beneficial for large CAD model processing and memory intense graphics applications such as filters in Adobe Photoshop or video processing. The PC2-5400 AM2 Special modules will be initially available in 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kits and are optimized for 64-bit operating systems.

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high
performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled a unique memory kit for
AMD enthusiasts and power users. The new PC2-5400 Titanium modules were designed
exclusively for the AMD AM2 platform and are custom-tailored to the extended
column address range of the AM2 memory controller. With a doubled page size,
access penalties are reduced to ultimately improve system performance. Used on
the AM2 platform, the architecture of these modules is particularly beneficial
for large CAD model processing and memory intense graphics applications such as
filters in Adobe Photoshop or video processing.

Determined to seek new ways of achieving greater system performance, OCZ
developed the innovative Titanium AM2 Special kits to leverage AMD’s
sophisticated DDR2 platform for enhanced real world computing experience. With
11 column address bit support by the AM2 memory controller, the number of
addresses in each row or page can be as high as 2048 individual entries for a
page size of 16kbit. Unlike modules based on standard 10-bit column address
chips with an “8k” page size, the new Titanium AM2 Special modules take
advantage of the AM2 controller’s feature set and provide a single rank solution
with 2GB density using “16k” pages. This allows the controller to stay “in page”
twice as long compared to standard memory architectures, thereby achieving
unparalleled performance.

“The biggest difference between synthetic memory benchmarks and real world
applications is that only a fraction of memory requests falls into open memory
pages,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ
Technology. "Even in page hit situations, larger size data transfers are hitting
page boundaries, resulting page switching penalties and performance degradation.
The new AM2 Special series uses twice the page size of standard memory, thereby
greatly increasing the number of continuous page hits and delivering real world
performance above and beyond any comparable memory solution at similar nominal
rating.”

The PC2-5400 AM2 Special modules will be initially available in 4GB (2x2048MB)
dual channel kits and are optimized for 64-bit operating systems. Each module is
100% hand-tested for quality assurance and compatibility and feature high
quality, titanium-mirrored XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders for the
most effective heat dissipation. As part of OCZ’s line-up of premium memory, the
AM2 Special series is backed by a Lifetime Warranty and industry-leading
technical support for unparalleled peace of mind.