Timing is ... not quite everything
Subject: Memory | November 3, 2005 - 06:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report sits down with RAM of 2 different timings ...
2-2-2-5 and 2.5-4-4-8, and also ran them at 1T and 2T. Read the review to see what impact the timing of these DIMM's had on system performance.
"THESE DAYS, SEEMINGLY every major memory module manufacturer is producing fancy low-latency
DIMMs. These DIMMs are equipped with tricked-out heat spreaders and come in a variety of different
colors, making them easy to pick out in a crowd. There's more to them than funky cosmetics,
though. The most exotic low-latency DIMMs are rated to run at extremely tight 2-2-2-5 timings at
400MHz. Unfortunately, you'll pay a small fortune for the privilege. Low-latency modules cost
close to twice as much as more pedestrian DIMMs, if not more.
Lower latencies are a good thing, of course, but how much can they really improve system
performance? Are exotic, low-latency DIMMs worth the price premium? Read on as we explore the
effects of memory latency on Athlon 64 performance in synthetic memory benchmarks, games, and
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
Giveaway! @ MVKTech
TARGET="_blank">GSkill F1-3200DSU2-1GBFX DDR RAM @ sgOC
TARGET="_blank">Corsair DDR PC-3500LL Pro 2GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Video Review #614 @
TARGET="_blank">OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 2GB Gold Edition DDR RAM Kit @ PimpRig