A little over a year ago, we compared Number of memories 500MHz Of different and reputable manufacturers, this was the period when memories quickly entered the market, they were very expensive and uncommon in the country (and even ordered from abroad in some cases). Unfortunately the situation today has not changed much in terms of DDR memories. They are PC3200 (i.e. 400MHz), which in the last six months have entered the market as well DDR-II memories For new systems Intel. The more exclusive Extreme Memories are not yet equally available. But one thing has changed, and that is the price. The prices of memories in recent months have really fallen to the floor, even of the faster and more prestigious ones.
It would be an understatement to say that the high end memories market is competitive, with over the last few years we have seen companies that have risen and those that have fallen, and only a few companies have managed to survive and stand above the rest. In this review, we will look at memories of OCZ and Kingmax, which are based on Hynix's D5 chips. These chips, similar to Samsung's well-known TCCD chips, have already earned a reputation as successful overclockers and their prices are not in the sky.
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Kingmax is a somewhat anonymous company in the world relative to the major manufacturers in the field, and especially in our country, where it has not received much representation in recent times. If so, this is not a small and unfamiliar generic company, but a Taiwanese company that was established in 1989, and rolls in sums of over $ 200 million a year. Do not confuse the company with the well-known Kingston, as there is no connection between the two.
Kingmax has a number of product lines in the "DDRIncluding their familiar TingBGA, the SuperRam (basic value series), and the Hardcore Series, designed for Overclocking to achieve the ultimate performance, and which we would be honored to review.
Company OCZ In contrast, it entered the market only in August 2000, but has gained tremendous momentum in recent years, becoming one of the favorites of the overclockers. It offers a large variety of memory products, from simple Value series, to a large number of "performance" series (Titanium, Gold, Platinum). Other than that, recently OCZ Also offers power supplies that are considered among the highest quality in the market, and a range of cooling elements. Its products OCZ Usually priced at a slightly higher level, and there is no doubt that the end customer pays for the name as well, and not just for the great performance. For the purpose of this review we received fromOCZ The PC3700 Gold Rev.3 model, which is next to Kingmax.