I have personally used OCZ memory for years, from my first stick of PC2700 in the copper-sheathed Performance series, up through the Gold series and most recently with their Platinum line. OCZ memory has always performed reliably and consistently for me, from my experience it does what they claim, plain and simple. Now, getting their memory to run at speeds and/or timings above and beyond what they rate it for is another story. To that end I've not had much luck. There's always been a little headroom of course but not what I would call excessive. Who can blame them though? If they make memory that is capable of running at much faster speeds then why wouldn't they label and sell it as such? That's just good business sense. But then again, it probably has something to do with the models I've used. The Performance and Gold series aren't exactly their top-of-the-line stuff, and even the Platinum memory seems to have been relegated to a more "standard consumer" level compared to the latest Reaper and Flex XLC lines.
Last week OCZ sent over a pair of their Titanium DDR2 modules for review. As far as product ranking goes, these fall somewhere between the Platinum line and their high-end Reaper series. Although these aren't the PC2-8000 Alpha VX2 model, which stands at the top of the Titanium lineup, they bear the latest CL3 tag. Yes, that's right, they're rated for an ultra-low CAS3 at PC2-6400 speeds. When most DDR2-800 modules are running at only CAS5, these latest chips look like they should hold a clear advantage over the competition.
Let's take a closer look at the OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 CL3.