Are Samsung TCCD IC's Dead?
Legit Reviews investigates the subject.
For the past couple of weeks, insiders in the memory industry have been talking about the end of Samsung TCCD IC's. This would be a devastating blow to the overclocking/enthusiast community as these are currently the only IC's that can hit low latency timings of 2-2-2-5 for DDR1 memory. Many in the hardware community will recall the famous Winbond BH-5 IC's, and when their production ended the industry was without any true low latency memory. Corsair was a godsend when months later they came out with their XMS XL memory featuring Samsung TCCD IC's, and thus, the rebirth of 2-2-2-5 memory. Once the Corsair XMS XL modules hit the market every memory company under the sun started using the same Samsung IC's on their high performance memory lines. If you are an overclocker/gamer/enthusiast chances are you have heard of these IC's!
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