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Mushkin 2GB XP2-5300 3-3-3 Memory Review
|Product:||2GB XP2-5300 DDR2 3-3-3 (991512)|
|Date:||Mon, Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Quake 4, F.E.A.R., and Doom 3 Testing
Quake 4 v1.0.5 Beta:
ID Software?s QUAKE 4, developed by Raven Software, takes players into an epic invasion on a barbaric alien planet in one of the most anticipated first person shooters for 2005.
With all three modules running 667MHz at 3-3-3-10 we ran our custom made Quake 4 demo five times and avereaged the scores. The results showed that 2GB of memory has a 3FPS gain in performance over our 1GB kit. It also showed that the Elpida IC's that Mushkin is uses performs in par with the Micron Rev A's (Fat Body) that Corsair is using on their modules.
In Doom 3 we ran the time demo and the results showed that the Mushkin XP2-5300 3-3-3 modules were the real deal and stayed on top of the charts.
In F.E.A.R. it was obvious that 2GB of system memory is the way to go as the 1GB kit of Corsair memory was left in the dust by the 2GB kit by Mushkin and Corsair. The difference between the Corsair and Mushkin kits at 667MHz (3-3-3-10) was not large enough to be significant.
Next Page - Overclocking The Memory Modules
Page 1 - Intro
Page 2 - Under The Heat Spreader
Page 3 - Stability Testing
Page 4 - The Test Platform
Page 5 - Memory Performance Testing
Page 6 - SuperPi Mod / 3DMark 2006 CPU Testing
Page 7 - Quake 4, F.E.A.R., and Doom 3 Testing
Page 8 - Overclocking The Memory Modules
Page 9 - Conclusions