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.
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.
We can see that the Kingmax DDR500 modules perform well at their rated timings, but when set to more agressive timings a nice performance gain is noted.