For the final benchmark, I ran the memory on the Asus P4C800E-Deluxe, at 280FSB, 1:1 Ratio. I ran the memory on SPD, and PAT on the Standard setting, which is the medium level between Turbo, and Auto. VDIMM was 2.85V, and the 2.4C was used in this system as well. In fact the only variable here is the motherboard itself. I decided just to run the highest FSB allowable on the Asus as I’ve reviewed several memory kits on this board, and the results where OCZ 4200 (and above) memory was concerned, were becoming redundant. I wanted to focus on a board more Enthusiasts’ may be trying.
The Asus P4C800E-Deluxe 875-NB/MCH, with PAT enabled produced a 268MB/s Bandwidth increase over the 865 based Abit AI7. Sandra is able to display CAS-Latencies with the P4C800E-Deluxe. While 280FSB is only 5MHz, above the memory's default speed, it is none-the-less quite an accomplishment given the IC's we have to work with. While I found the memory to run with much more stability on the AI7, perhaps due to the added VDIMM, and mild MCH environment, obviously an 875 board is a better choice.Conclusion
OCZ has endeavoured to produce another fine Dual Channel memory kit for Intel or AMD systems. In the latter, latencies wouldn't be where you might want them; in the former it's the high FSB which produces bandwidth. In my honest opinion, the expectations we have of PC4400 might be somewhat unrealistic. While I truly enjoyed the benefit of such high FSB speeds, I wonder if it wouldn't better to simply start from a higher jump off point. For example a CPU with a higher multiplier such as the 3.0 “C” or 3.0 “E” (aka Prescott) and OCZ's new Enhanced Bandwidth
Platinum Series EB3500. With this combination one would have the best of both worlds: High frequencies and tight latencies.
As we rapidly approach the release of DDR-II it's highly unlikely faster IC's will become available for the current memory standard. This is evidenced in the lengths to which manufacturers must go to reach current speeds. Given the limitations of current silicon, some amazing strides have been made. This is where OCZ's experience comes into play. Their ULN2, EVP, and Hyperspeed technologies all combine to give us the extreme performance we’ve seen here today. On a side note I also ran the memory on the Soltek SL-75FRN2/JIUHB AXDA1700 combo, running Dual Channel at 2.5-3-3-7, at 223FSB (10x) 100% memory Dual Channel mode on the nForce2 platform. It's not only fast, stable, and attractive, it's versatile as well. I would recommend this memory without hesitation for Springdale or Canterwood platforms. I'd like to thank Andy, and the folks at OCZ Technology
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