Crucial pours on the speed
Subject: Memory | February 16, 2006 - 05:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While AMD enthusuasts await the day they can use DDR2, memory makers are continuing to improve the speed, since Intel chipsets do support it. Neoseeker reviews Crucial's Ballistix PC2-6400 (800Mhz), a perfect example of how tight timings (4-4-4-10) can push performance to almost equal the performance of PC2-8000 (1000Mhz).
"The Crucial PC2-6400 got the second highest score here -- it was only 4.2% slower than the
Corsair PC2-8000, even though the PC2-8000 was running at a 25% faster memory clock rate. Please
note how much faster the PC2-6400 is with the tweaked settings than running at SPD speeds - 167.4
FPS vs. 118.8 FPS, or a 41% increase in frame rates due to the better timings!"
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
Ultra Platinum PC4000 Dual Channel @ 3dGameMan
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GX XTC 2GB Dual Channel Kit Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM