All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 1A and DirectX 9.0b. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. No overclocking was done on the video card unless noted. Our testing processor was an unlocked Intel Pentium 4 3.2C. Our testing was done at:
The audio, USB, Firewire, and lan features were disabled in the BIOS menu for all the testing competed during this review. All memory was set at the timings noted in the graphs. Performance mode was enabled for all modules via the ASUS BIOS.
All testing was completed at 2.75Vdimm unless otherwise noted!
Sisoft Sandra 2004 is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are, again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance. Higher numbers represent better performance in memory bandwidth.
XMS 3200XL performed very nicley on Sandra 2004 with scores just shy of 5,000MB/Sec. Corsair’s XMS 3200XL modules performed better than OCZ’s Limited Edition Platinum modules that have Winbond BH-6 IC’s! Looks like these new Samsung TCCD IC’s might be the replacment to the old Winbond IC’s that overclockers love! Too early to tell now, so lets take a look at some more testing.