Legit Memory Reviews
DDR2 800MHz Roundup: A-Data, Kingston, & Mushkin
|Product:||DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz)|
|Date:||Mon, Oct 17, 2005 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
SuperPi Mod / Game Testing
Super PI Mod v1.4:
Super PI is a program a lot of enthusiasts use to benchmark overall system performance, as the program is capable of calculating pi up to 33.55 million digits on a timer. Many overclockers and enthusiasts are in a battle to get the lowest 1M Super Pi time possible.
Results: Super Pi Mod v1.4 shows a very slight performance increase with increased timings. Moving from timings of 5-5-5-15 to 5-3-3-8 yielded a modest increase in performance.
Flight simulations are notorious for their CPU-dependence, and this makes the Comanche 4 benchmark potentially a better CPU/subsystem test than it is for 3D video cards. Comanche 4 uses DX8.1 pixel/vertex shaders and was run at 640x480 32-bit with no audio.
Results: Comanche 4 seemed to like the tight timings on the Mushkin eXtreme memory, but was not even a full second faster than the other modules. A-DATA and Kingston performed equally and all the modules are no where near significantly different.
Results: Finally in Doom 3 we start to see a couple FPS difference between the modules. The Mushkin XP6400 memory modules with their tight timings took a two frame per second lead over Kingston and just under two FPS on A-DATA.
Let's take a look at overclocking and then round up our final thoughts on these three PC2-6400 (800MHz) memory kits.
Next Page - Overclocking The Memory Modules
Page 1 - Same Frequencies, But Different Components
Page 2 - A-DATA Vitesta DDR2 800MHz
Page 3 - Kingston HyperX DDR2-800
Page 4 - Mushkin eXtreme XP6400 Memory
Page 5 - Stability Testing at Default Settings
Page 6 - The Test Platform
Page 7 - Memory Performance Testing
Page 8 - SuperPi Mod / Game Testing
Page 9 - Overclocking The Memory Modules
Page 10 - Conclusion