Test System Setup
Processor: Intel Pentium 560 3.6GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)
Motherboard: MSI 915P Combo (Supplied by MSI)
Hard Disk: 2x Maxtor Maxline III 250GB SATA (RAID 0)
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce PCX5900 (Supplied by Gigabyte)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Drivers: nVidia Forceware 61.77 and DX9c
We used the MSI 915P Combo for two major reasons:
1) It has both DDR and DDR-2 memory sockets, allowing us to keep the platform unchanged in regards to graphics cards, CPU and the like
2) Its overclocking was much higher than any other dual memory motherboard available
On the settings side, we set the BIOS to run the memory at default timings by the SPD and at their maximum rated, so DDR was at 400MHz and DDR-2 was at 533MHz.
Version and / or Patch Used: 2004 SP2
Developer Homepage: http://www.sisoftware.co.uk
Product Homepage: http://sisoftware.jaggedonline.com/index.php?location=home&a=TTA&lang=en
SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.
While these are synthetic benchmarks, we can see that DDR has now reached its limits. At default speeds DDR-2 is much faster than DDR, however, when overclocking the latencies of DDR-2 start to take its toll - though in front, it is only just.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- How to build dynamic web apps with Angular JS
- Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to rock a 4K display
- Google rumored to acquire Twitter, news to break soon
- No Man's Sky now has less than 1000 players on Steam
- Doom update adds Deathmatch, private matches
- Lian Li O Series Multiple Expansion card support
- asrock fatality h170 performance red light on bios and not monitor output no beeps
- Anidees AI Crystal Mid-Tower Chassis Review
- Ram upgrade and settings
- GIGABYTE X150M-PRO ECC Xeon Motherboard Review
- Antec and Razer team up to co-brand a new Mini-ITX gaming chassis
- Samsung Electronics accelerates the NVMe era for consumers with its highest performing 960 PRO and EVO Solid State Drives
- Lighting is in the Aer: NZXT launches Aer RGB, premium LED PWM fans
- Syber Gaming delivers VR and 4K-ready 'C Series' small form factor gaming PC
- HyperX Gears of War gaming headset shipping now