OCZ today unveiled the OCZ PC2-9200 FlexXLC 2x1GB Kit, a revolutionary new memory solution that offers unprecedented speed, signal integrity, and thermal management. These new modules feature the new OCZ FlexXLC heatsink that delivers superior heat dissipation via a hybrid copper and aluminum design alterable between passive air or water cooling. Thanks to OCZ’s FlexXLC (Xtreme Liquid Convention) heat management solution, the OCZ PC2-9200 operates at extreme speeds of 1150MHz without the high temperatures that inhibit or damage the module’s ICs. The PC2-9200 FlexXLC also implements a new 8-layer PCB with thermally conductive power and ground planes to guide heat away from the interconnects with the memory ICs. This facilitates less “crosstalk,” consequently enhancing the module’s total signal integrity. The blend of 8-layer PCB technology and the FlexXLC surface cooler truly offers a state-of-the-art design for the extremist.

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high
performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the OCZ PC2-9200 FlexXLC
2x1GB Kit, a revolutionary new memory solution that offers unprecedented speed,
signal integrity, and thermal management. These new modules feature the new OCZ
FlexXLC heatsink that delivers superior heat dissipation via a hybrid copper and
aluminum design alterable between passive air or water cooling. As the World’s
fastest DDR2, the PC2-9200, in combination with the innovative FlexXLC
technology, is considerably the most ground-breaking and unique memory product
existing today.

The latest generation of DDR2 modules by far exceeds the original projections of
the DDR2 design triggering a need for amendments in the operating
specifications. For example, operating voltage, originally defined as 1.8V, has
increased to typically 2.1V or even higher to reach 1GHz+ frequencies. In the
case of a DDR2 module running at 1200 MHz and 2.1V supply voltage, this entails
that the power consumption increases many times over that of the same module
running at 400 MHz and 1.8V supply voltage. Power consumption, in turn, directly
translates into heat dissipation.

The extreme increase in power consumption without substantial changes in form
factor increases the power and heat density, which requires serious
countermeasures to maintain the thermal balance necessary for signal integrity
and high performance.

Thanks to OCZ’s FlexXLC (Xtreme Liquid Convention) heat management solution, the
OCZ PC2-9200 operates at extreme speeds of 1150MHz without the high temperatures
that inhibit or damage the module’s ICs. The FlexXLC module was engineered with
a unique “flexible” design which gives enthusiasts the option to run the modules
passively or water cooled via the integrated liquid injection system. The
concurrent use of both technologies (water-cooling) promotes maximum heat
dissipation.


FLEX XLC diagram PR OCZ PC2 9200 FlexXLC Modules w/ Hybrid Water Cooling

“Water-cooling is more efficient than air cooling, yet standard memory kits
are usually not available in off-the-shelf water-cooled configurations,”
commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology
Group. “The new OCZ FlexXLC series—featuring an exciting, novel hybrid water and
air cooler based on OCZ’s embedded copper liquid injection system—pushes thermal
management of memory modules one step further to keep up with the
ever-increasing frequency demands. Moreover, the FlexXLC modules seamlessly
co-migrate with any system upgrade to liquid cooling.”

Among these thermal management advantages, the PC2-9200 FlexXLC also implements
a new 8-layer PCB with thermally conductive power and ground planes to guide
heat away from the interconnects with the memory ICs. This facilitates less
“crosstalk,” consequently enhancing the module’s total signal integrity. The
blend of 8-layer PCB technology and the FlexXLC surface cooler truly offers a
state-of-the-art design for the extremist.

The PC2-9200 FlexXLC modules are optimized for the latest cutting edge platforms
and will be available in 2GB (2x1024MB) dual channel kits. As part of OCZ’s
line-up of premium memory, the PC2-9200 series is backed by a Lifetime Warranty
and industry-leading technical support. Harnessing the achievement of
leading-edge speed, high performance heat dissipation, and enhanced signal
integrity, the unparalleled design of the OCZ PC2-9200 FlexXLC is a complete,
all-encompassing solution certain to set a new benchmark in enthusiast memory.