Yes I work for OCZ..ask PJ or Eva who i am, if you frequent other forums im also known as oczguy2 and bigtoe.
The reason we made these IC's avaialble is because customers wanted them..the IC's don't come cheap with most going to Corsair, mushkin, kingston etc.
I have heard many are changing to CH5 as yield is improving, thats why i stated many have moved to these IC's.
I feel we will not see these modules from OCZ for much longer as we just can't get the chips, much the same as with the IC's we used for the 3700gold.This doesn't mean we are not looking for an alternative though.
Bottom Line: OCZ just like Kingston is playing catch up in picking the better IC's
this isn't true m8, we dropped BH5 a while ago as the yield sucked real bad.
The best weeks were 30 to 35 from LAST year, and we sold thousands of modules based on these IC's.
We use CH5 as well as hynix and Promo's IC's that are designed by OCZ.We are still working with samsung and other manufacturers to give the overclocker what they want, on average new IC's are tested every week with many being VERY poor.We have hopefully a successor to the 3700gold coming soon which will allow near identical performance to the samsung based modules but at the expense of cas2. So 2.5-3-3-7 at 466 and 3-3-3-8 at 500 with a little headroom above, something else good about these modules is that they do this sub 2.8v.
Nathan, im sorry i didn't get to talk with you properly at comdex,it would have been nice to chat..maybe we will meet up again if i come back to the US in the future.