Intel P35 Chipset: DDR2 Versus DDR3 Memory

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Sandra Xi SP2 and Super Pi

Sisoft; Sandra Xi SP2:

Sisoft Sandra 2007 SP1 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. The chart was based off averaged results of the buffered and unbuffered bandwidth scores.

Corsair XMS2 DOMINATOR PC2-8888 Sandra Scores

Results: On Sandra Xi SP2 DDR3 at 1333MHz was slightly beat by DDR2 at 1111MHz. At identical clock speeds DDR2 1066 and DDR3 1066 were close to the same.

Super PI Mod v1.5:

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.

Corsair XMS2 DOMINATOR PC2-8888 Super Pi Results

Corsair XMS2 DOMINATOR PC2-8888 Super Pi Results

Results:Super Pi Mod v1.5 shows improved performance when the frequencies get faster. Overall DDR2 performs slightly faster in Super PI in the 1 Million place test and 4 million place test.

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