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.
Results: Super Pi Mod v1.4 showed that PC-4000 CL3 and PC-3200 CL2 show similiar results at roughly the same processor frequency. The Mushkin Redline XP4000 showed just how big of an impact CL2 and a newer Brain Power PCB plays over the older Muskin Black PC-4000 at CL3 with Samsung TCCD IC’s and a reference PCB. At DDR500 tight timings of 2-2-2 proved to be nearly two seconds faster than timings of 3-4-4.
Flight simulations are notorious for their CPU-dependence, and this makes the Comanche 4 benchmark potentially a better CPU/subsystem test than it is for 3D video cards. Comanche 4 uses DX8.1 pixel/vertex shaders and was run at 640×480 32-bit with no audio.
Results: Moving from PC-3200 to PC-4000 we see a slight difference, but the Mushkin Redline XP4000 shows a 3 second increase over our baseline PC-3200 sample.
Let’s take a look at overclocking and then round up our final thoughts on Mushkin’s Redline XP4000 memory kit.