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Benchmarks - Synthetic
Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.13GHz) 2MB L2 cache 1066MHz FSB (Dual-Core)
Chaintech SE6600G GeForce 6600GT PCI Express
Western Digital Raptor 36gig SerialATA 10000RPM
Hiper HPU-4S730 730w power supply
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Memory tested on this system
2x Mushkin PH2-6400 DDR2 (5-4-4-12) 2gig
2x Patriot PC8500 DDR2 1066 (5-5-5-9) 1gig
2x Adata Vitesta DDR2 800 (5-5-5-15) 512megs
You should immediately notice a series of differences among our module selection, Our Patriot modules feature the fasted rated speed while the Adata module feature the lowest capacity. They all happen to be rated at CAS5 so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Since we tested on the same system we are including the CPU and Multimedia benchmarks as a reference.
In this case we are seeing what you would expect from an 800Mhz memory module when compared to other modules that share a similar latency. Given that our memory clock remained the same throughout these tests latency would have been the only variable and the results are almost dead even.
That is until we get to the real world test, Quake 4. We used Quake 4 to illustrate how total memory size comes into play and it is no surprise that our 4GB Mushkin kit was the big winner here.