“We have several DDR3 related articles in the works, but in this article we will be looking just at the DDR3 system memory performance in the RAMspeed synthetic benchmark under Linux. The DDR3 memory we’ll be using is the OCZ DDR3-1333 2GB Gold Kit with a part number of OCZ3G13332GK.”
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Corsair DOMINATOR TWIN3X2048-1800C7 DDR3 @ Bjorn3D
- 2x1GB OCZ Platinum PC3-10666 @ Overclockers Online
- OCZ Technology PC2-8500 Reaper HPC CrossFire Edition 2GB Kit Review @ Bigbruin
- Super Talent DDR3-1866 @ Neoseeker
- Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 @ 3dGameMan
- Mushkin HP2-6400 2GB DDR2 Dual Pack Review @ EOC
- Corsair and OCZ DDR3 Modules @ DH
Do penguins like DDR3?
Phoronix tried out an ASUS Blitz Extreme with a pair of OCZ’s 1GB DDR3-1333 at various clock speeds. They installed Fedora 7 with the Linux 220.127.116.11 kernel, GCC 4.1, and X server 1.3 and used RAMspeed 2.5.0 to see how the performance scaled at different speeds. The RAM still comes at a premium, but it does look like you can expect to see at least some benefit to using the new DDR standard.