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TwinMOS PC3200 DDR400 RAM Review

TwinMOS PC3200 DDR400 RAM Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: TwinMOS 512MB PC3200 memory uses Winbond DRAM which has a "5"ns speed rating.
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External Mfg. Website: Twinmos Sep 05 2002   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: 3DMark 2001, QIII Arena

3DMark2001 SE Source: MadOnion

3DMark2001 SE is the latest installment in the 3DMark series by MadOnion. By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001 SE has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics. Higher 3DMark scores denote better performance.

3DMark2001SE Benchmark Results
Motherboard (FSB/Memory) 3DMarks Ranking
1. 11084
2. 512MB TwinMOS PC3200 (200/400 MHz) 11942

With the higher FSB comes more bandwidth and 3DMark always loved more bandwidth!

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.

Quake III Arena Fastest demo001 (SYSTEM)
Motherboard (FSB/Memory) 3DMarks Ranking
1. 512MB TwinMOS PC3200 (133/333 MHz) 286.7
2. 512MB TwinMOS PC3200 (200/400 MHz) 294.1

Quake III Arena Fastest nv15demo (CPU STRESS)
Motherboard (FSB/Memory) 3DMarks Ranking
1. 512MB TwinMOS PC3200 (133/333 MHz) 83.1
2. 512MB TwinMOS PC3200 (200/400 MHz) 87.6

Hmm... Quake III doesn't seem to get as much a performance boost out of the extra bandwidth as we'd expect. Weird.

Conclusion:

While the 512MB PC3200 TwinMOS memory wasn't as fast overall as their own 256MB PC2700 counter part, having a stick of 512MB DDR RAM run at 200 MHz is still quite a feat. Perhaps if I had tested this memory first, I would be a bit more enthusiastic - 200 MHz with most aggressive memory timings is still very good.

I'm not sure of the price of the 512MB TwinMOS PC3200 DDR, but 512MB PC3200 sticks are still on the expensive side. Still, these days 512MB is the minimum a user should have if they're running Win2K/XP. Going from 256MB to 512MB does bring a noticeable performance increase!

Since memory does get quite warm during testing it would have been nice if TwinMOS put memory heat spreaders on the DRAM to help keep things cool. Plus they also look so neat too!

The 512MB TwinMOS PC3200 DDR RAM is some pretty nice memory for those who like to run their system at stock speeds, but for unfortunately it's just not overclocker memory. Most 512MB stick's aren't.

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Contents of Article: Twinmos PC3200 DDR
 Pg 1.  TwinMOS PC3200 DDR400 RAM Review
 Pg 2.  Benchmarks: Sandra, PCmark
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: 3DMark 2001, QIII Arena

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