OCZ’s overclocker grade, heatpipe-equipped ReaperX HPC 4GB DDR2-800 kit (OCZ2RPX800EB4GK) sports massive heatspreaders and a frankly unorthodox cooling system designed to handle voltages up to 2.2v and beyond:
OCZ’s ReaperX HPC kit certainly performs on par with and in some cases faster than its recent competitor, Crucial’s Ballistix Tracers. It’s one of the fastest kits I’ve ever used. But the problem lies in the fact that unless you’re overclocking, your system isn’t apt to see the difference in speed in regular use, and tight timings offer very little in the way of a performance boost. Intel’s Core 2 line is pretty happy with dual channel DDR2-800; a bump to DDR2-1000 is welcome, but not life altering.
Published in: Memory on 2008-08-06