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OCZ quits memory business.

Postby AussieFX » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:19 am

Unfortunately OCZ are exiting the memory business.

Is this a sign of the times?

http://www.dailytech.com/OCZ+to+Quickly ... e20620.htm
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Re: OCZ quits memory business.

Postby Boundless » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:59 pm

AussieFX: > Is this a sign of the times?

I would say yes, on several counts, one confirmed
by an OCZ employee {azander} on the source thread:
There was a time when we could add a lot value to memory
modules via latencies, max speed or sheer density but
with the low margins it really didn’t make sense,
especially when with the advancement of platforms
other areas became more of the bottleneck including
mass storage.


The other problems are performance plateauing, cache
and techno-dollar-distraction.

Desktop PC performance growth is slowing, and arguably
is primarily increasing due to core count at this point,
and then only for apps/games that are intelligently
multi-threaded. 2X every 24mo has been history for years.

As several users on the thread point out, the increase
in CPU cache has diminished the need for faster main RAM.

The enthusiast PC market is likely no longer a growth
market. And then there's ...

Non-PC uses of silicon are luring money from our wallets.
I was contemplating one or two PC upgrades early this
year. The acquisition of two Droid2 phones yesterday has
pushed that budgeting back a few more months.
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Re: OCZ quits memory business.

Postby The_Ghost » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:48 pm

Boundless wrote:Desktop PC performance growth is slowing, and arguably
is primarily increasing due to core count at this point,
and then only for apps/games that are intelligently
multi-threaded. 2X every 24mo has been history for years.

The enthusiast PC market is likely no longer a growth
market. And then there's ...

this seems to be simular to what JF-amd has been saying for a while now
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