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  • Corsair XMS4000 Twinx Memory Review
  • Corsair XMS4000 Twinx Memory Review


    Synthetic Benchmarks - 3.0Ghz

    Sandra is a software collection of synthetic benchmarks that will give us a basic idea as to what a system is capable of. It should be noted that SiSoft numbers change depending on what version you have installed, these where recorded using Sandra Professional Version 2003.3.9.44

    There are three pairs of numbers in the following graphs.
    DDR400 taken using the default timings based on the SPD (3-4-4-7)
    DDR400 using optimized memory timings (2-3-3-6)
    DDR500 using default timings and default memory voltage (3-4-4-7) (2.6v)
    Sandra Memory 3.0Ghz
    Cachemem 3.0Ghz
    As you can see from the graphs below there is clearly a huge increase in memory bandwidth on the Sandra side of things. Cachemem also shows an increase but slightly less than what would be expected.

    Given all of this memory bandwidth, how does it help in the real world?