Our next set of benchmarks include those related to system/memory latencies including Lavalys latency benchmark and SuperPi v1.4
which I've included in the same graph.
Onto overall system benchmarks I've included Futuremark PCMark05
Onto 3D related benchmarks I've included several Futuremark programs, 3DMark2001 SE
based on its age illuminates memory performance quite well run at 1024x768 NoAA.
while more "sophisticated" in it's measurement of 3D devices pushes the system beyond that of 3DMArk03 making it a better indicator of "overall" or high speed memory performance run at 1024x768 NoAA.DOOM 3
in preparing for Doom 3 I've heard the quote several times; "turn off the lights and put on a diaper." Its engine produces some truly "evil graphics" and now a movie there will probably be an increase in CIS Majors in the realization designing video games can lead to movie royalties. As yet there's no stand-alone result recordable GUI benchmark fortunately Frames Per Second can be manually recorded running the line "timedemo demo1". I've included both 1st and 2nd runs at 800x600 in High Quality, NoAA.
For our final 3D benchmark I used a program using scripts from what is probably on of the most memory intensive game on the market Far Cry
. The benchmark HardwareOC FarCry v.1.4.1
is available as freeware. Tests were run at 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 Minimum Detail, NoAA. ConclusionCrucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-5300
is the second DDR2 kit I've tested in the last few weeks which has really impressed me. I really can't find any fault with this memory. Not only was I able to run the memory to 600Mhz at CL3-2-2-8, it overclocked as high as 800MHz under SPD. It performed as advertised easily running at 667MHz under CL4-4-4-10 timings and did all this looking great. The aesthetics are simply brilliant and the backlit DIMM effect was great thinking. I can't think of a better memory for a windowed case and its cost competes with non-lighted memory at its suggested price of $219
and that's directly from Crucial! Pros
+ Maintained Tight Latencies up to 600MHz
+ Highly overclockable
+ Superb Aesthetics, especially backlit DIMM effect
+ Wide Performance spectrum
+ Great Price!Cons
- Difficult to find any...
I'd like to thank Sam at Crucial for his help.
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