New modules communicate with the BIOS to increase the frequency and performance of the memory controller
OCZ Technology Group has expanded their lineup of DDR3 to include certified Black Edition 4GB kits for compatibility with AMD’s Phenom II processors. OCZ Black Edition kits are tested and qualified specifically for AMD’s ‘Black Edition’ Phenom CPUs for performance and stability.
OCZ said that the new kits feature the AMD OverDrive (AOD), which allows users to unleash the remote stored profiles when used with 790FX / 790GX motherboards, with instant ‘plug and play’ functionality. This AOD feature detects the user’s OCZ Black Edition RAM when used in conjunction with certified motherboards and processors, where the data is then sent to a remote AMD server to download the correct profiles. The AOD eliminates the need for manual overclocking, the company said.
The company claims that the Black Edition modules feature high densities and will be available as DDR3 PC3-12800 4GB kits operating at 1.65V. Each module also comes with an AMD-branded XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreader.
Eugene Chang, vice president of product management at OCZ Technology Group, said: “OCZ is excited to launch our new AMD Black Edition Ready Series which is designed specifically to work with AMD’s OverDrive software utility.
“The new OCZ Black Edition modules not only interact with AOD to overclock the memory, but also communicate with the BIOS to increase the frequency and performance of the memory controller. The result is a symbiotic relationship between memory and the rest of the system to unleash the full power of the Dragon Platform.”
Bob Grim, director of client product marketing at AMD, said: “We are thrilled to see OCZ develop the Black Edition modules exclusively for Socket AM3 platforms featuring AMD Phenom II processors. By supporting AMD Black Edition Memory Profiles, OCZ enables overclockers to achieve higher levels of performance intelligently through dynamic profiles as opposed to simple, static SPD parameters.”