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 266×12 = 3.2GHz with H/T enabled. 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 3-4-4-8, 1T timings.
All testing was completed at 2.85Vdimm 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.
We included Corsair’s XMS PC-4000 memory running at tight timings to compare with the OCZ 3700 Gold Rev. 2. We could not get the timings identical, as the XMS modules could not run a RAS to CAS of three like the OCZ modules could at 466MHz. It’s hard to call a winner when using different timings, but the ability to run tighter timings plays in favor of the OCZ modules here.