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KingMAX PC2700 DDR333 Memory Review

KingMAX PC2700 DDR333 Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Until recently good DDR memory was hard to find and there were only few players out there on the market Corsair, Mushkin, OCZ and KingMAX.
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External Mfg. Website: KingMAX Jun 06 2002   Colin Sun  
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Q3 and Conclusion

Quake III Arena

Source: ID Software

Quake III Arena is a First Person Shooter (FPS) that revolutionized gaming as we know it. Using multiple light sources and having graphics textures that can fill videocards, even after 3 years it's still able to bring a cutting edge system to its knees.

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Memory (FSB/Memory)

FPS Ranking
1.

256MB KingMAX DDR333 (166/333 MHz)

281.3
2.

256MB KingMAX DDR333 (179/358 MHz)

295.7

Quake III Arena Fastest nv15demo

Memory (FSB/Memory)

FPS Ranking
1.

256MB KingMAX DDR333 (166/333 MHz)

81.6
2.

256MB KingMAX DDR333 (179/358 MHz)

82.9

Like in 3DMark2001 this is pure Quake III bliss... Overclocking brings a nice performance boost.

Conclusion:

The KingMAX DDR333 memory did do quite well in the tests and for a street price of only $110 CDN ($60 US) it won't break the bank to buy either. We were pleased to see that during testing even at a 179 MHz FSB the 256MB KingMAX DDR333 memory didn't very warm to the touch while memory based on TSOP-II usually get quite hot.

In terms of overclocking the test sample even though it has 5ns DRAM, it didn't really overclock that well. We were only able to hit a high of 179 MHz FSB and needed a voltage of 2.9V to hit that mark not to mention a voltage of 2.8V to get the KingMAX DDR333 to run properly at 166 MHz with the most aggressive memory timings.

In the end while we liked what KingMAX has done with their memory (it seems that BGA DRAM is the way of the future), with such low memory prices you'll be better served by spending a little bit more and getting something better if you're an overclocker. If you're not, the KingMAX DDR333 will do just fine.

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5. Samsung PC800 RDRAM RIMMs Review

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Contents of Article: KingMAX PC2700 DDR
 Pg 1.  KingMAX PC2700 DDR333 Memory Review
 Pg 2.  System Spec's and SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 3.  MadOnion Benchmarks
 Pg 4.  — Q3 and Conclusion

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