Intel Extreme Memory Profile (Intel XMP) DDR3 Technology
With the introduction of DDR3, PC garners and enthusiasts alike have been able to increase the performance of their PC beyond what DDR2 platforms could provide. The lowering of memory voltages and the doubling of memory clock speeds are just a few of the benefits of DDR3 over DDR2. Intel has taken the performance envelope even further by offering the Intel! Extreme Memory Profiles (Intel XMP), which is an easy way to use an over-clocking solution to an existing DDR3 implementation. This paper details the Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) DDR3 memory technology and it is intended for the enthusiast interested in learning about the Intel XMP background, purpose, and usage.