“The Crucial PC2-6400 got the second highest score here — it was only 4.2% slower than the Corsair PC2-8000, even though the PC2-8000 was running at a 25% faster memory clock rate. Please note how much faster the PC2-6400 is with the tweaked settings than running at SPD speeds – 167.4 FPS vs. 118.8 FPS, or a 41% increase in frame rates due to the better timings!”
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Mushkin 1GB HP3200 @ Techgage
- GeIL Ultra Platinum PC4000 Dual Channel @ 3dGameMan
- OCZ EL PC3500 Gold GX XTC @ 3D Velocity
- OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 Gold GX XTC 2GB Dual Channel Kit Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM
While AMD enthusuasts await the day they can use DDR2, memory makers are continuing to improve the speed, since Intel chipsets do support it. Neoseeker reviews Crucial’s Ballistix PC2-6400 (800Mhz), a perfect example of how tight timings (4-4-4-10) can push performance to almost equal the performance of PC2-8000 (1000Mhz).