These times are good times, at least for those in the market for some new memory sticks. When Winbond stopped the production of their BH-5/6 series we saw manufactures change to memory chips which featured more relaxed timings. Where Winbond could keep tightest timings at CL2 2-2-5 the next generation had to make do with CL2 2-3-6.
The performance difference between CL2 2-2-5 and CL2 2-3-6 is far from shocking
, but hardware enthusiast tend to want to best what’s out there.
Lucky for us where Winbond dropped the ball, Samsung picked it up and recently introduced a new batch of memchips capable of those tight timings. Today we have a collection of 1Gb PC3200 kits from different brands which all use those shiny new Samsung chips.PC-Memory-Upgrade.co.uk
provided us the following:
G.Skill GSKILL F1-3200DSU2-1GBLE
Mushkin PC3200 LVLII V2
PDP PC3200 Patriot Xtreme
OCZ EL PC3200 Platinum Revision 2
OCZ's EL PC4400 Gold
The only memory stick included in this roundup not sporting Samsung’s latest is OCZ’s EL PC4400 Gold which features Hynix BTD5, rated at 275Mhz CL2.5 4-4-8.
Let’s start up our Intel test rig ->