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NVIDIA® and OCZ Technology Cooperate in Bringing New High-Performance Memory
Date: Tuesday May 23, 2006
Category: Memory
Manufacturer Link: OCZ
OCZ Technology Group is pleased to announce the design and development of a unique line SLI™-Ready memory modules with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP)

NVIDIA® and OCZ Technology Cooperate in Bringing New High-Performance Memory Specification to Market

Sunnyvale, CA—May 22, 2006—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, is pleased to announce the design and development of a unique line SLI™-Ready memory modules with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP), which will provide today’s enthusiasts with memory solutions that exceed the performance capabilities of all other previous offerings. With a long history of providing the most innovative products to the performance-minded gaming and enthusiast community, OCZ has adopted the new EPP open memory specification announced by NVIDIA to produce a new class of PC technology that delivers enhanced overall system performance due to a symbiotic relationship between OCZ modules and the NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI media and communications processor (MCP).

The mission of Enhanced Performance Profiles is to offer optimized system operation and compatibility through the collaboration and integration of OCZ configured SPD (Serial Presence Detect) settings and BIOS designs on NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI-based motherboards. OCZ exclusively engineered select high-performance modules with advanced SPD settings to allow compatible motherboards to recognize and utilize the added information, ultimately increasing the performance potential of the entire platform. Only motherboards equipped with the custom-designed BIOS, such as those designed for NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCPs, can detect the optimized SPD profiles of the EPP-based modules and ensure the memory functions under the best possible conditions.

While still complying with standard JEDEC memory specifications, OCZ modules with Enhanced Performance Profiles go above and beyond conventional SPD settings by incorporating additional valuable data that affects memory performance, including variables such as command rate and memory voltage. These additions to the SPD specifications take out the guesswork and provide enthusiasts and gamers with significant overclocked performance.

"EPP is what high-end memory manufacturers have been waiting for years," commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. "The extra performance unleashed by mutual optimization of the memory and the mainboard's BIOS is a big leap away from the one-size-fits-all doctrine of stiff industry standards towards a custom interaction between the system and the memory," continued Dr. Schuette. "The result is a more cost-effective, more powerful solution even for the standard user without complicated CMOS setup customization."

"We are delighted to have worked closely with OCZ in their development of a new line of high-performance EPP-based memory modules targeted for PC enthusiasts," said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. "By using the new OCZ memory DIMMs which are now certified for use on any NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI-based motherboard, consumers will be able to expose new, higher levels of advanced performance and capabilities."

The new OCZ Technology EPP-based memory modules will be a part of the certified NVIDIA SLI technology ecosystem compiled of a selection of “interoperable components,” all of which elevate the standards of performance for enthusiasts and gamers when operating together in the same system.

OCZ will announce the EPP-based DDR2 memory part numbers in the coming weeks.

About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.

OCZ Technology Group, a member of JEDEC, designs, develops and manufactures innovative, high-performance memory and components that set industry standards. OCZ memory is the first choice for users needing high-reliability, ultra-high performance memory solutions. All of OCZ Technology Group's products are available through its worldwide network of distributors, online resellers and retail stores. For more information visit our website at

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