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Kingmax DDR-333 (PC2700) Memory Review - Kingmax DDR333 - Page 2

With newer motherboards coming out all the time and faster chipsets being par for the course, there just has to be a way for memory to keep up. Come take a peek at Cameron "Sov" Johnson's exclusive review of a 256MB stick of Kingmax DDR-333 memory. It's aim is higher performance for today's faster motherboards. Lets go see if it succeeds, shall we?

| DDR Memory in RAM | Posted: Feb 7, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Kingmax

Specifications

 

Below is a table stating the Kingmax PC2700 (referred to as DDR-333 from here on) memory features.

 

 

A very impressive array of specifications, but it's just not complete without some pictures.

 

 

Above is a picture of the entire DIMM. Measuring only one inch high, this RAM is ideal for tight fitting cases or Rack Mount systems. Boasting Double Side, Double Density modules, 256MB fits onto this tiny memory stick. Kingmax also offers this memory in Stack TinyBGA that allows 512MB on the same space as this DIMM; that's small.

 

 

Above is the name tag added to the Kingmax memory so you are guaranteed that it is DDR-333 memory. Included on the sticker is the memory modules revision, rated speed and supported CAS latency. You will note that it states "2". This is because it is JEDEC 2100 rated at CL2. Since DDR-333 isn't JEDEC, you can't give it a DDR-333 rating as of yet. DDR-333 will become a standard at the VIA DDR-333 Summit this year. The sticker is non-removable, so if you get a damaged one, you know it could have been tampered with by a 3rd party. Not that this has ever happened to Kingmax, its just a safety feature.

 

 

Here is a closer look at the chip itself. 4ns rating allows this memory to run at 400MHz level. While supporting this speed, we haven't seen any motherboards to allow this feature yet. When we get some motherboards with dividers for 166Mhz FSB, we will put this RAM to the test.

 

Now that we have rambled on about the RAM's features and goodies, lets see how well it performs against other memory modules.

 

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