Wednesday, October 16, 2013

TCCD Supply Demystified

The Samsung "TCCD" memory chip is the best overclocking IC for the AMDplatform. Since speculation began about the TCCD reaching End-of-Life (EOL), theenthusiast community has been concerned about its near- and long-termavailability. The purpose of this update is to provide a lead on the currentstatus of this very popular IC. The TCCD specification was tailor-made forCorsair by Samsung. As a part of the agreement, Samsung has agreed to directlysupply Corsair's TCCD requirements until the end of 2005 and beyond. Contrary torumours that indicate universal unavailability of TCCD, Corsair continues toprovide high performance XMS memory modules made with 100% Samsung original TCCDIC's.

There has been suggestions on TCC5 being an equal replacement of TCCD. While theICs share similar names, they do not share identical performancecharacteristics. TCC5 is a down-bin of TCCD and does not deliver the sameperformance promise that TCCD does. Based on our stringent testing requirements,only TCCD can meet the demand. Corsair also uses TCC5 IC's but because they areof lesser capability, TCC5 IC's are used only in the lower grade parts. Below isa list of TCCD based Corsair products that are currently shipping:

XMS 3200XL 400 MHz / PC3200 2-2-2-5
4400C25 550 MHz / PC4400 2.5-4-4-8
XMS PRO 3200XL PRO 400 MHz / PC3200 2-2-2-5
XMS XPERT 3200XL XPERT 400 MHz / PC3200 2-2-2-5

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