Sisoft Sandra 2005 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.
Results: It is clear that the original PC4000 memory with 3-4-4 timings has less unbuffered throughput than the new XP4000 memory at 2-2-2 timings. The Muskin Black Level II PC-3200 memory modules with 2-2-2 timings are no match for the new Redline modules. Moving from PC-3200 to PC-4000 with 2-2-2 timings showed an increase of roughly 700MB/s on both buffered and unbuffered memory scores.
Everst 2.01 is a professional system information, diagnostics and benchmarking program for Win32 platforms. It extracts details of all components of the PC. It also tests the actual read and write speeds of your memory giving a fairly accurate look of true memory performance.
Results: Everest v2.01 shows results close to those that we found with Sandra, but an even larger gap between the two PC-4000 parts. Mushkin’s Redline XP4000 modules showed to have more bandwidth than the other modules.
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. All of our testing was completed on the 32 Bit Final benchmark version that is dated March 21st 2005.
Results: Sciencemark likes the tighter timings and this showed when the Mushkin XP4000 scored 256 points higher than the original Mushkin PC4000 modules.
Now let’s move on to some gaming benchmarks and Super Pi!