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KingMAX SuperRAM PC3500 DDR433 Memory Review

KingMAX SuperRAM PC3500 DDR433 Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The 512MB PC3500 Kingmax module uses DRAM which is labeled as "KingMAX KDL388P4EA-46."
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External Mfg. Website: Kingmax Oct 20 2003   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

Unreal Tournament 2003

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and gameplay are taken beyond the bleeding edge. Unreal Tournament 2003 employs the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 8 videocard to get the most out of the game.

UT2003 640x480 Flyby
AMD (FSB/Memory) FPS Ranking
1. 512MB KingMAX SuperRAM PC3500 (200/400) 240.58
2. 512MB KingMAX SuperRAM PC3500 (216/432)

241.63

UT2003 640x480 Botmatch
AMD (FSB/Memory) FPS Ranking
1. 512MB KingMAX SuperRAM PC3500 (200/400) 79.53
2. 512MB KingMAX SuperRAM PC3500 (216/432)

81

Well it looks like UT2003 works pretty well with the KingMAX memory, though overclocking does not bring about any significant improvement in game speed.

Economics Drive the DRAM market

The PC3500 Kingmax RAM provides good performance for the mainstream user, but doesn't handle overclocking as well. Other individuals that I know have had much better luck it seems, but we have to accept the numbers that we produced and not rely on conjecture. The DIMM we tested is not the best overclocker but with a retail price of $155 CDN ($115 US) it is very economical for a stock system user.

If you're more of an everyday user who doesn't push their systems to the edge then the KingMAX SuperRAM PC3500 will work just fine. They do look pretty nice with the red PCB so I'm sure there'll be some of you who buy it just for the looks.

Performance of the memory was moderate, even at 200 MHz FSB they would only run at 2-3-3-6 timings, With a voltage of 2.8V they went up to about 216 MHz FSB. The overclock for some reason didn't seem to boost the benchmark numbers very much, I guess the relatively lax memory timings are to blame here. We didn't have problems mixing the KingMAX memory module with other memory when running dual channel in both our AMD, and Intel test systems, so I don't think you will run into any compatibility problems.

Bottom line, if you're looking for some economical memory that isn't the avoid-at-all-costs generic stuff, then the KingMAX will serve you very well indeed.

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Contents of Article: Kingmax PC3500
 Pg 1.  KingMAX SuperRAM PC3500 DDR433 Memory Review
 Pg 2.  Kingmax DDR in single channel
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: Sandra 2003, PCMark 2003
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001SE, Quake III Arena
 Pg 5.  — Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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