Most enthusiasts should be well acquainted with the performance memory offered by California-based OCZ Technology. Since 2002, the memory manufacturer has catered for the needs and wants of the enthusiast and high-end segments. Usually with plenty of headroom for overclocking and fitted with efficient heat sinks, its Reaper, Flex, Gold, and NVIDIA SLI memory kits have managed to conquer the memory slots of many end-users.
However, the often overlooked limited edition OCZ "Animal" kits are packing a mean punch and compared to more expensive memory kits out there, seem to be a great bargain for anyone looking to upgrade or replenish their DDR3 memory. In this quick review, we decided to give you a look into this hidden gem. Due to lack of packaging, we omitted the initial parts of our regular reviews.
Launched back in February, you might not even have heard about its gem for overclockers, the low voltage OCZ Animal series. Although the heat sink appearance makes them easily mistaken for ordinary Platinum DDR3 kits, you will be getting a kit that can go well beyond base specifications if needed.
Widely recognized as the 'Animal series', this OCZ Platinum DDR3-1333 kit is more commonly known as having the OCZ3P1333LVA6GK part number – not to be mistaken for its "non-Animal" counterpart, the OCZ3P1333LV6GK Platinum series kit. Only differentiated by that small "A" in the part number, nothing else sets this kit apart from an otherwise normal OCZ Platinum series kit. Well, apart from performance, that is.
The OCZ PC3-10666 Animal triple-channel memory kit is a part of the Platinum series, available as a 6GB kit which operates at 1333 MHz with tight 7-7-7-24 timings. Surprisingly, these memory modules are actually respectively equipped with Micron, Samsung, PSC, or Elpida 1866-2000 MHz CL9 binned chips.
In short, an OCZ Animal kit provides you with nothing less than impressive overclocking results - while also being able to run 24/7 stable at much more than their native operating frequency using only standard voltage.
Will the obvious underdog loose this one? Read on and find out exactly what these sticks are capable of - despite their discount-ish price tag...
© 2009 - 2014 Bright Side Of News*, All rights reserved.