Immediate Adoption of Enhanced Performance Profiles
A new open memory standard jointly developed by Corsair and NVIDIA, Corsair
redefines the fundamental design of memory to elevate performance benefits --
(May 15, 2006) – Corsair® Memory,
Inc., the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory,
today announced immediate adoption of Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP).
Jointly developed by Corsair and NVIDIA® as a new
open memory standard, Enhanced Performance Profiles elevate memory performance
by taking full advantage of the additional memory parameters that are now added
to the unused portion of the JEDEC standard Serial Presence Detect
(SPD). As a new open standard, immediate adoption by motherboard manufacturers
and other memory manufacturers is expected.
“Corsair is excited to be the first
one to introduce memory modules based on EPP. We believe this feature adds
overclocking convenience and performance advantages to all users,” said John
Beekley, VP of Applications Engineering at Corsair Memory. “With the
introduction of EPP, we have essentially made overclocking a high-confidence
endeavor for novice enthusiasts and at the same time have made our actual
overclocked testing specifications available on-module,” continued Beekley.
Traditional SPD values include only
a basic set of JEDEC standard memory specifications. The new Enhanced
Performance Profiles include many more critical specification values omitted
from the standard SPD, such as command rate and memory voltage. This allows EPP
memory modules to perform at their optimal profile as specified by the memory
manufacturer, providing users with tested and approved overclocked performance
while maintaining JEDEC compatibility.
To take full advantage of the
Enhanced Performance Profiles, motherboards designed with a special BIOS can
recognize the presence of EPP settings. Once these settings are enabled, the
system boots directly into the memory’s specified settings and takes immediate
advantage of the increased performance.
EPP-based memory modules from
Corsair support performance profiles that are based upon both high frequency and
low latency optimization. Enhanced Performance Profiles brings simplified
overclocking success for entry level enthusiasts, and access to more advanced
memory specifications and a higher recovery point for hard-core overclockers.
“By working closely with Corsair on
this new exciting technology initiative, we have exposed underlying performance
settings that have up to this point only been used by the most ardent
overclockers,” said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA.
“NVIDIA and Corsair engineers are all PC enthusiasts at the core, and we look
forward to having our combined customers—PC enthusiasts—take advantage of this
new technology pairing.”
The first products from Corsair with
the new Enhanced Performance Profiles will be the SLI-certified
TWIN2X2048-6400C4 and the TWIN2X2048-8500C5. These two gigabyte module pairs,
running at 800MHz and 1066MHz respectively, are fully optimized to work with new
motherboards based on the upcoming NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ media and
communications processor (MCP), all of which will be available later this month.
EPP is expected to be available on all upcoming XMS DDR2 products from
For more information on the Enhanced
Performance Profiles and the TWIN2X2048-6400C4, and TWIN2X2048-8500C5 SLI-Ready
memory modules, please visit www.corsairmemory.com.
Corsair Memory, a
member of JEDEC, has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high speed
modules since 1994. We have earned our reputation as being the first to market
with leading-edge products supporting new computing platforms and technologies.
Corsair supplies memory for applications ranging from mission-critical servers
to ultra-high performance gaming systems. The performance and reliability of
Corsair memory products makes them ideal for memory intensive computing.
More information on
Corsair is available at http://www.corsairmemory.com