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Dual Channel DDR-500 Kits Compared - OCZ, Kingmax, Mushkin and TwinMOS - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Synthetics

Today we've taken a look at four different sets of Dual Channel DDR-500 kits from OCZ, Kingmax, Mushkin and TwinMOS. While DDR-II has hit the market it will be a long while yet before it fully takes over regular DDR memory. Read on as we compare the modules at 250MHz and as high as we could overclock them on our Intel test bed platform.

| Editorials in RAM | Posted: Jul 1, 2004 4:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9800 XT

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital 120GB 7,200 RPM PATA (Supplied by Plus Corporation)

 

Motherboard: ABIT IC7 MAX3 (Supplied by ABIT)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP1

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 4.6

 

SiSoft Sandra 2004 SP1

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2004 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

At 500MHz we see just about all the modules score evenly. When we tested the modules at the maximum speed, we see OCZ take a slight lead due to a higher bus and faster CPU. While this may not seem fair, remember if you want the maximum speed out of your memory, the CPU will go up too.

 

 

 

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