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DDR-2 vs. DDR-3 Memory - An exhaustive look at the Intel P35 platform - Benchmarks - Super PI - XS Mod

What difference is DDR-3 is going to make and is it worth jumping on the bandwagon now? We find out in our first tests!

| DDR-2 Memory in RAM | Posted: May 23, 2007 4:00 am

Super PI - XS Mod

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Xtreme Systems Mod

 

Developer Homepage: http://pw1.netcom.com/~hjsmith/Pi/Super_Pi.html

 

Product Homepage: http://pw1.netcom.com/~hjsmith/Pi/Super_Pi.html

 

 

Developed by some folks from the University of Tokyo (yes, Japan), Super PI is a small utility that does just as the name implies. It figures PI to a set number of decimal places. Since PI is an infinite number to the right of the decimal point, the utility measures the time it takes to figure a set number of places. It runs the calculations a set number of times and gives a time for the completion of the task. This is a simple and effective way to measure the raw number crunching power of the processor being used to compile the results.

 

 

With only .15 of a second separating the numerous setups we can see that at the same FSB the increased memory speed is not giving us a huge effect. It is not until you start increasing the FSB and let the memory go with it that we see big gains in Super PI.

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