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Corsair XMS3500 CAS2 DDR Memory Review

Corsair XMS3500 CAS2 DDR Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Corsair is well known for producing some of the highest quality DDR memory there is.
 85% Rating:   
Filed under: Memory Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Corsair Oct 11 2002   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Memory > Corsair XMS3500 DDR

Benchmarks: Sandra 2002, PCMark 2002

PCStats Test System Specs:

Computer Hardware:


AMD AthlonXP 2000+

Clock Speed:

12.5 x 133 MHz = 1.66 GHz

8 x 217 MHz = 1.74 GHz

Motherboards: Epox 8K5A2+
Chipset: VIA KT333

MSI GeForce4 Ti4600


256MB Crucial PC2700
256MB Corsair XMS3500 CAS2

Hard Drive: 40GB Samsung SP4004H

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: Thermalright SK-6 W/40CFM YS Tech
PowerSupply: Antec 400W PSU
Software Setup WindowsXP Build 2600
VIA 4in1 4.42V
DetonatorXP 30.82

SiSoft Sandra 2002 Pro
3DMark2001 SE
Quake III Arena

Sisoft Sandra 2002 Pro Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance. Higher numbers represent better performance.

SiSoft Sandra 2002 Benchmark Results

Memory Benchmark (FSB/Memory)


1. Integer ALU - 256MB Crucial PC2700 (133/333 MHz) 2057 MB/s
2. Integer ALU - 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (133/333 MHz) 2060 MB/s
3. Integer ALU - 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (217/434 MHz) 3067 MB/s


1. Float FPU - 256MB Crucial PC2700 (133/333 MHz) 1999 MB/s
2. Float FPU - 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (133/333 MHz) 2010 MB/s
3. Float FPU - 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (217/434 MHz)

2769 MB/s

It's no surprise that at stock speeds, the Corsair XMS3500 isn't any faster then the Crucial PC2700, but once overclocked, we see almost 1 GB/s more of bandwidth!

PCMark 2002 Source: MadOnion

PCMark is a new benchmark from our pals at MadOnion which a whole system benchmark. It can be used on desktop PC's, Laptops and even Workstations and tests everyday computing from home to office usage. PCMark specifically stresses the CPU, memory subsystem, graphics subsystem, hard drives, WindowsXP GUI (if WinXP is used), video performance and even laptop batteries. This benchmark was released March 12, 2002 and can be downloaded from Madonion if you would like to give it a test run on your computer for comparisons sake...

PCMark2002 Benchmark Results

Memory (FSB/Memory)



1 256MB Crucial PC2700 (133/333 MHz) 3410
2. 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (133/333 MHz) 3405
3. 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (217/434 MHz) 4702

Likewise, PCMark2002 is saying the same thing as SiSoft Sandra.

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Contents of Article: Corsair XMS3500 DDR
 Pg 1.  Corsair XMS3500 CAS2 DDR Memory Review
 Pg 2.  — Benchmarks: Sandra 2002, PCMark 2002
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: UT2003

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