OCZ PC2 9200 2GB Reaper HPC Edition Memory Review

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Everest Ultimate Edition

EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems. We use EVEREST because it does memory read and write speed, memory latency measurement to stress the memory and cache subsystem, including references list to compare actual performance with other systems.

 

In our Everest bandwidth testing, we see the Corsair besting the OCZ Reaper by nearly 60 mb/sec at our DDR800 speeds.  The Reaper just takes off though once the speed is raised to DDR1150 speeds.  Both the read and write scores just soar at these speeds.

Sisoft; Sandra 2007:

SiSoftware, founded in 1995, is one of the leading providers of computer analysis, diagnostic and benchmarking software. The flagship product, known as “SANDRA”, was launched in 1997 and has become one of the most widely used products in its field. SANDRA is used by almost 400 world-wide IT publications, magazines, review sites to analyze the performance of today?s computers.

 

Our Sandra testing shows a completely different pictue though.  DDR1150 speeds hardly do anything for the scores in Sandra, leading us to believe that there is very littel performance gained when going from DDR800 and 4-4-4-12 to DDR1150 and 5-5-5-18 timings

ScienceMark 2.0 Beta:

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. For the Memory Testing, higher numbers represent better performance. On the remaining tests, lower seconds represent better performance.

Our ScienceMark testing confirms what we saw in Everest though when it comes to bandwidth as the DDR1150 scores once agian take a healthy increase.

Let’s take a look at some gaming benchmarks.

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