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PC150 SDRAM Roundup - PC150 SDRAM Roundup - Page 7

PC150 SDRAM Roundup

| DDR Memory in RAM | Posted: Jul 9, 2001 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 10.%      Manufacturer: Various

Conclusions

 

Memory has come along way and the benchmarks you saw on the previous page are a testament to great companies making great RAM. Here are our thoughts on each memory module...

 

Micron Thoughts

 

While slower then the other RAM brands here the Micron is the cheapest out of the lot. With a rated speed of PC133 yet able to reach 150Mhz with only a slight VIO increase this RAM is very impressive for the dollars paid.

 

Mushkin Thoughts

 

Mushkin memory while fast is quite expensive RAM. Like many other companies you are paying mostly for a name brand, however, the technical support along with the sheer quality of the RAM doesn't in my mind justify the price. I know there are many of you out there with Mushkin RAM that beg to differ and I respect that but from what I have seen this RAM just seems to be missing that extra bit of performance that would win me over.

 

OCZ Enhanced Thoughts

 

OCZ RAM is the most inexpensive RAM we reviewed. While it maybe built by Micron it does perform better than micron and surprisingly outperforms the Mushkin HSDRAM. The 6 layer PCB helps overclocking and being only single sided this also helps to reduce some costs along with aid overclocking and consumes less power.

 

Kingmax Thoughts

 

The Kingmax PC150 SDRAM by far won me over. Costing less then Mushkin or OCZ and performing up to 166Mhz with a VIO of 3.7 - this RAM fly's! In Kingmax's earlier spell with the original TinyBGA PC133 RAM was a bit tricky and had some compatibility issues with some boards but not this time, Kingmax have ironed out all the bugs and have gained the highest memory bus speed in this roundup.

 

Ratings

 

Micron Rating: 7/10

 

Mushkin Rating: 8/10

 

OCZ Enhanced Rating: 9/10

 

Kingmax Rating: 9.5/10 and Editors Choice for PC150 SDRAM Class

 

 

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