Subject: Memory | March 15, 2007 - 01:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware sets out to solve a mystery in this article about low latency RAM. The cost difference between a lower latency DIMM and a higher can be enormous, so they test RAM at 5 different speeds and 4 different timings. Can a high frequency overcome a low latency?
"Well there you have it, the results may be a little hard to swallow for those that shelled out big dollars for high speed
memory under the impression that is was actually faster. I have to admit, while I did not expect huge gains, I did expect
that on a 500MHz FSB DDR2-1181 memory would be faster! Strangely this just is not the case and as it turns out, low latency
memory is far more beneficial to Core 2 Duo owners. When you consider that a 1:1 ratio on a 500MHz FSB means the memory will
be operating at 1000MHz, it is hard to believe DDR2-667 has a chance, let alone believe it to be faster."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Crucial Ballistix PC-8000 2GB Kit
Memory Review on Technic3D
- HR-07 Memory Module Cooler by Thermalright Reviewed @ Metku
- Mushkin XP2-8500 Memory Review @ OCC
- Kingston 2GB HyperX PC2-9200 @
- OCZ's Flex XLC PC2-9200
Memory @ Neoseeker
- Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 2GB
(2 x 1GB) PC2-8500 RAM Review @ OCC
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