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Corsair XMS3200 256MB Memory Review

By: Asher Moses | DDR Memory in RAM | Posted: Sep 30, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Corsair



- Test System


Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz (18x133)


Motherboard: Abit SR7-8X (SiS648)


Memory: Corsair XMS3200 256MB


Video Card: Abit Ti4200 OTES @ 310/600MHz


Sound Card: Creative Soundblaster Audigy Platinum eX


Hard Disk: Seagate 40GB 7200RPM


Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional SP2


Drivers: nVidia DetonatorXP v40.41, DirectX 8.1


Software Used: SiSoft Sandra, 3DMark2001 SE


Results - SiSoft Sandra Memory Benchmark


SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2001 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.



Results - 3DMark2001 SE 1024x768 32-bit


3DMark2001 SE is the latest installment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.



The results were pretty much as we expected. In the synthetic Sandra memory benchmarks, the DDR400 CL2 was the highest performing with the DDR400 CL2.5 and DDR333 CL2 coming second and third respectively. In 3DMark2001 SE, the DDR400 CL2 again led the benchmarks, however, this time the DDR333 CL2 slightly beat out the DDR400 CL2.5. It's clear to see that 3DMark2001 SE is more reliant on CAS latency timings than raw memory speed.


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