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PC150 SDRAM Roundup

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





Processor - AMD Athlon 900Mhz, Intel Pentium III 733Mhz


RAM - 256mb RDRAM PC800


Motherboard - Epox EP-8KTA3 (KT133A), ABIT BX133 RAID


Video Card - ABIT Geforce 2 GTS 64MB


Operating System - Windows 98 SE


Drivers - AGP GART 4.04, Det3 rev 6.47


Software - SiSandra 2001, 3Dmark2000


Results - Highest Obtainable RAM Speed (AMD)



To get these results, we used the + PCI Clock Divider option to get these speeds show above. For the Kingmax to obtain such a high speed the RAM settings were 3-3-3 all and a VIO of 3.7v was applied on the Epox motherboard. At 166Mhz, this Kingmax RAM was rock stable in all operations.


Results - SISandra 2001 Memory Benchmark (150MHz, AMD)



The Kingmax memory wins this round, just infront of OCZ. All memory was set at CAS2, DIMM interleaving was enabled and memory path set to turbo, all for added speed while remaining stable.


Results - SISandra 2001 Memory Benchmark (155MHz, AMD)



In this benchmark the memory is more even. The reason being is that at this speed the CAS on the Kingmax had to be dropped to 3 instead of 2, however some nice scores all the same. OCZ and Kingmax memory were only included in this benchmark.


Results - SISandra 2001 Memory Benchmark (166MHz, AMD)



In this test we used the highest RAM speed score from the first grid to obtain the RAM's maximum memory bandwidth potential. Kingmax's new PC150 RAM is the only one here as it was the only one to make it to this high speed of 166Mhz. The new Kingmax TinyBGA package helps a lot. Although, TinyBGA was only one factor that allowed the memory to go this high the other factor was a IO voltage of 3.7v which was set on the motherboard to help this Kingmax reach 166Mhz.


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