Gaming – Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2 is a very intensive game that is a massive resource hog. Hopefully we will see some benefit to increasing the memory frequency and decreasing memory timings.

The following results were gathered using the following settings:

Corsair XMS2 5400UL and XMS2 8000UL 1GB DDR2 Review - Memory  20

Memory Frequency

533 MHz

667 MHz

800 MHz

Memory Timing

5-5-5-15

4-4-4-12

3-3-2-8

5-5-5-15

4-4-4-12

3-3-3-8

5-5-5-15

4-4-4-12

3-3-2-8

Average FPS

5400UL

38.191

38.746

39.803

38.903

40.174

40.879

38.824

39.83

40.609

8000UL

37.642

38.865

39.926

39.216

40.1

40.028

39.036

39.41

40.256

Kingston

 

39.195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum FPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5400UL

27

28

28

28

30

30

30

29

29

8000UL

29

28

29

29

29

28

27

28

29

Kingston

 

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum FPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5400UL

62

63

65

63

66

67

64

64

63

8000UL

59

64

64

66

62

64

63

63

64

Kingston

 

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you increase the memory frequency and decrease the memory timings, you do see a general improvement in the average frame rate. It’s also interesting to see that the results at 667 MHz and 800 MHz yield essentially identical results.

For those of you surprised by the rather poor results, keep in mind that the above was gathered with the CPU down-clocked to 2800 MHz from 3600 MHz, and the Xtreme Sound 7.1 sound card shares system resources.

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