OCZ 2GB PC2-8500 Reaper HPC CrossFire-Certified RAM

Posted on May 29, 2008
Author: Sean Potter
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Final Thoughts & Conclusion

With DDR3 slowly becoming mainstream, DDR2 will eventually be phased out in the next year or so. Despite this, DDR2 is still going strong. OCZ's CrossFire-certified Reaper HPC 2GB kit kept pace with a 2GB kit of Crucial's Ballistix Tracer RAM I previously reviewed.

In Windows, results were mixed. In some areas, the CrossFire-certified Reaper HPC memory fell just behind Crucial's offering in some tests. However, in Unreal Tournament 3, a game that benefits from CrossFire more than others, the Reaper HPC came out a clear champion.

Results were similar in Linux, except in Unreal Tournament 2004, where the Reaper HPC also took the performance crown. This was an ironic situation, as Crucial's Ballistix Tracer was faster in UT2004 in Windows.

Through all the benchmarks, the conclusion comes as being that OCZ's OCZ2RPR1066A2GK 2GB DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC CrossFire Certified RAM kit is a performer. It keeps foot with one of Crucial's flagship RAM kits, and definitely gives the performance I like to see from my hardware.

Pros

  • CrossFire-certified
  • Advanced performance in CrossFire setups
  • Innovative Heatpipe Design
  • Solid Construction and Performance

Cons

  • Tall, may cause clearance issues

Rating

10/10

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