EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics
and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the
award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and
tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information,
advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the
effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are
available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to
previous states or other systems. We use EVEREST because it does memory
read and write speed, memory latency measurement to stress the memory
and cache subsystem, including references list to compare actual
performance with other systems.
Everest shows us very consistent results. The Corsair and Cell Shock at DDR2 800 speeds are locked in a tie, and the bump of speed takes the Cell Shock to a 120 mb/s difference in read speeds. What is interesting is that the write speed stayed the same at DDR2 1000.
SiSoftware, founded in 1995, is one of the leading providers of
computer analysis, diagnostic and benchmarking software. The flagship
product, known as “SANDRA”, was launched in 1997 and has become one of
the most widely used products in its field. SANDRA is used by almost
400 world-wide IT publications, magazines, review sites to analyze the
performance of today?s computers.
Sandra gives the edge to the Corsair at our default testing speed of DDR2 800. Once you speed up the Cell Shock to its default DDR2 1000, it again takes the lead in our testing.
Science Mark 2.0 is an attempt to put the truth behind benchmarking.
In an attempt to model real world demands and performance, ScienceMark
2.0 is a suite of high-performance benchmarks that realistically stress
system performance without architectural bias. For the Memory Testing,
higher numbers represent better performance. On the remaining tests,
lower seconds represent better performance.
Our ScienceMark testing confirms what we have already seen in the other two bandwidth tests.