OCZ PC3 16000 Gold 6GB Triple Channel - Performance Results

By Leo Waldock



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  • Performance 8
  • Value 9


August 27, 2009, 6:00 pm

I initially thought that this was a review of a single 6GB stick. Will pass and wait for the 18GB kit!


August 27, 2009, 6:50 pm

@farki80 - The title of the article says "triple channel", there's your hint. Also, I wouldn't wait for that 18GB kit if I was you. That capacity is simply not what you'll be able to find on any DDR3 memory modules due to the nature of how they work and what capacity memory chips they're based on. To make a 6GB single module, you'd need either 8 memory chips of 6144Gb capacity for a single-sided module or 16 memory chips of half of that capacity for a double-sided module. That's providing you wanna build non-ECC modules (add another memory chip per each set of 8 for ECC). To my knowledge, there is no producer that makes such capacity memory modules in the world and I wouldn't expect them to be available like... ever? Standard memory chips' capacities go by the multiplier of 2 for more than just mathematical reasons. You could make yourself a system with exactly 18GB memory by using 3x 4GB memory modules and 3x 2GB memory modules on a triple channel 6 memory slots system, or mixing 2x 8GB (pretty hard to find non-ECC ones ATM) and 2x 1GB memory modules on a dual-channel system, though. Personally, I'll just buy 2 sets of these modules reviewed or something similar and enjoy my 12GB while you wait for your 18GB kit :P


August 27, 2009, 7:37 pm

@miha: I think it was a joke. ;)


August 28, 2009, 1:27 am



August 28, 2009, 7:35 pm

@Ed - Gotcha ;) And he just made another one, right? Besides, 640K ought to be enough for anybody, less he meant TL;DR;NEP :))

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