“THESE DAYS, SEEMINGLY every major memory module manufacturer is producing fancy low-latency DIMMs. These DIMMs are equipped with tricked-out heat spreaders and come in a variety of different colors, making them easy to pick out in a crowd. There’s more to them than funky cosmetics, though. The most exotic low-latency DIMMs are rated to run at extremely tight 2-2-2-5 timings at 400MHz. Unfortunately, you’ll pay a small fortune for the privilege. Low-latency modules cost close to twice as much as more pedestrian DIMMs, if not more. Lower latencies are a good thing, of course, but how much can they really improve system performance? Are exotic, low-latency DIMMs worth the price premium? Read on as we explore the effects of memory latency on Athlon 64 performance in synthetic memory benchmarks, games, and real-world applications.”
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Mushkin REDLINE Memory Giveaway! @ MVKTech
- GSkill F1-3200DSU2-1GBFX DDR RAM @ sgOC
- Corsair DDR PC-3500LL Pro 2GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Video Review #614 @ 3dGameMan
- OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 2GB Gold Edition DDR RAM Kit @ PimpRig
Source: The Tech Report
The Tech Report sits down with RAM of 2 different timings … 2-2-2-5 and 2.5-4-4-8, and also ran them at 1T and 2T. Read the review to see what impact the timing of these DIMM’s had on system performance.