Revisiting the 1 GB RAM market
Subject: Memory | January 23, 2006 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech takes a second look at 1GB RAM DIMMs (part 1 was here). This go around they test 6 DIMM's, most based on Infineon memory modules, but one with Samsung and one with Micron. Drop by and see if these new DIMM's offer more advantage than you might expect.
"There are many reasons to choose a 2GB kit over a 1GB kit or 4 512MB DIMMs. Two 1GB DIMMs on the
AMD Athlon 64 can still run at 1T Command rate, instead of the 2T required by the 4x512MB DIMMs
needed for 2GB with 512MB DIMMs - a definite advantage for the 1GB DIMMs. On the other hand, until
recently, the available 1GB DIMMs were generally much slower than the fast 2-2-2 DIMMs that were
commonly available in 512MB DIMMs. We normally saw 3-3-3 or 3-4-4 or slower timings for 1GB DIMMs.
These poorer timings for 1GB DIMMs took away most of the advantage for the 1GB 1T Command Rate."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
Tracer Memory Quick Review @ amdgamer
Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ FutureLooks
PC4000 DDR500 Memory Kit Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM
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