| Unreal Tournament 2003
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.
expected UT2003 backs up the other benchmarks. The OCZ Gold Rev2 PC3700 is not bad at
Decent Memory for the price.
2003 was OCZ's
break out year, before that they were still known for producing enthusiast calibre
memory, but they were not one of the first names you'd think of when trying to
get "the ultimate overclocking DIMM's".
With the rest of the memory industry competing for the fastest DIMMs at
the lowest latency, there have been a flood of new memory modules hitting
the market, and that is simply great for you and me. Of course,
picking out the perfect memory can be quite a challenge as there are lots of different
combinations and speeds out there.
If you consider yourself an enthusiast, and want a fast
computer, the OCZ
PC3700 dual channel Gold Rev 2 kit is for
you. 1GB of system memory (2x 512MB sticks) should be more then enough to handle
your most demanding applications, and it's great to know that they can clock
fairly high too.
By default the memory is rated to run at
233 MHz while using 2.5-4-4-7 timings and a voltage of 2.7V. Removing the heat
spreaders we found that the DIMM's were using OCZ-labeled X4M560840A-50 DRAM which
would indicate that it's actually overclocked PC3200...
This memory was built for Intel users, even OCZ state that. If you're game is Athlon64,
you'll be happy to know that we could run up to 243 MHz while using 2-2-3-6 memory
timings! On the Intel side of things, I'm sure we could have gone higher
than 230 MHz FSB but unfortunately the Pentium 4 2.4C test system was not available
at this time. I'll update this review a bit later if the results
With a retail price of $410 CDN ($313 US)
OCZs PC3700 DDR memory is not as
expensive as some of the other modules PCstats has tested recently, but it's not exactly
inexpensive either. If you don't want to spend (or have) time exploring the limits of
your system then the OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev2 should suite you nicely.
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