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Hardware OCZ Leaves RAM Market

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 11 Jan 2011.

  1. NethLyn

    NethLyn Member

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    I lol'd. Stuck with Geil for Socket A and Corsair for AM2, looks like it'll be Crucial or Corsair for the DDR3 purchase.
     
  2. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Didn't see that coming.
     
  3. BRAWL

    BRAWL Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's madness... "A mere 22%"... so 1/5th of your revenue? can't understand that honestly.

    I've got OCZ Reapers in my i7 rig, might need to hold onto my REAPERX 2x2GB sticks now!
     
  4. HyBry

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    Didn't they also have pretty decent CPU air coolers?
    Looks like they are incapable of developing for more then one or two products at the same time. Let's see how long they will stay in PSU busines :D Not to mention more competition they will have as more companies enter SSD market as it becomes more accessible to end user.
     
  5. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Revenue and profit are very different. I'd imagine their profit margins were very small on memory (everyone moaned about it for years, and I doubt it's changed since I stopped writing about computers), so it won't make a massive amount of difference to OCZ as a company. Being a public company, it'll probably help them in actual fact, as their share price will no longer be directly related to the price of DRAM chips.
     
  6. crayfish

    crayfish Amazing scenes!

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    : D
     
  7. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    It's been a while, right?
    When did Infineon turn into Quimondo, and when did Quimonda close? :D
     
  8. maximus09

    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    wow thats a shame! Love OCZ and their RAM. At least there are still some other decent RAM manufactures out there.

    And lets hope now they are focussing on SSDs that they will produce some lightning quick and cheaper ones! Just bought an OCZ vertex 2 128gb yesterday and their drives, although not the quickest (crucial), are competitive and I think have a good balance between performance and price. Who knows, maybe they will be the quickest and most competitive in the near future driving down SSD prices even more, we can only hope!
     
  9. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    WHAT???
     
  10. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I have to say I am also shocked by this... OCZ have produced a silly amount of the RAM modules that have ended up in both my own systems and the systems that I have built for others over the years... I'm intrigued by this and must go and read up on it today, but as someone else has already said, so long and good luck, and thanks for providing a quality product for so long OCZ.

    Their SSD's are ridiculously fast, that I can vouch for. If there was a market that they should concentrate more resources on rather than DRAM, it's clear that they have chosen the right one.
     
  11. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Never used their RAM so I feel rather unaffected by the news on the one hand. On the other I feel it is a blow for the consumer, as the more choice and competition the better.
     
  12. koli

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    Why so much drama people? It's not like you will need to hunt down your modules from now on, plenty of others will keep producing them.

    No company has infinite amounts of capital at its disposal so they allocate it to the most promising projects. Obviously for OCZ it is not RAM. So what?!
     
  13. kzinti1

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    VERY good idea! They should stick to just their excellent gpu's.
    The only bad memory I ever had was OCZ. Also the very worst help from any manufacturer still in business.
    Good riddance.
     
  14. ccxo

    ccxo On top of a hill

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    This please as after spending a bit on there ram be interesting to know what will happen now.
     
  15. Kovoet

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    Such a pity this. My old PC8500 reaper were damn awesome sticks
     
  16. Deders

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    No!! we need AMD to keep Intel's prices down!
     
  17. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    the Z on the sinks was always a nice touch.. still have some running in my old rig
     
  18. Farfalho

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    Why you're leaving me?! Please don't! *** Holds tightly to his 4 sticks of OCZ Gold Edition ram***
    Now I have to find a new manufacturer when I do a new pc.

    In loving memory of...
     
  19. TheQuadFather

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    graveyard: OCZ, DFI, BFG, they were such great companies D: BFG and DFI are gone for good but atleast we got our OCZ ssds left :D
     
  20. Mechraven

    Mechraven %$£" it's broken again !!

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    OCZ LOOOOOOOOL !! Im glad they are leaving the memory market because quite frankly they really suck. I have bought 3 different kits from ocz and all have become faulty within weeks if not hours. My advice stay clear and go with either Crucial or Corsair for ram needs. :(
     
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