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OCZ PC4000EL Gold Edition Memory Review

OCZ PC4000EL Gold Edition Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Each of these PC4000EL modules are 512MB in size, and since they are destined for dual channel systems, OCZ sell the memory as a pair.
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External Mfg. Website: OCZ Mar 13 2004   Colin Sun  
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Maximum Overclocking Rankings and Conclusions

It's great to see how individual memory stacks up against one another under stock configuration, but we're also going to show how they stack up to each other when overclocked as well. The results are listed below for some of the recent memory to cross our test bench.

Maximum Overclocked Speeds

AMD Results

Timings

Max Speed

Ranking

2x 512MB OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev2 2-3-2-6 486 MHz
2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed 2-2-2-5 480 MHz
2x 512MB OCZ PC4000EL Gold 2.5-4-4-7 406 MHz

Intel System Results

Timings

Max Speed

Ranking

2x 512MB OCZ PC4200 EL 2.5-4-4-7 542 MHz
2x 512MB OCZ PC4000EL Gold 2.5-4-4-7 536 MHz
2x 512MB GeIL PC4000 Platinum 2.5-4-4-7 520 MHz
2x 512MB Corsair TwinX4000PRO 3-4-4-8 520 MHz
2x 512MB Corsair TwinX4000 3-4-4-8 516 MHz
2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed 2-2-2-5 480 MHz
2x 512MB OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev2 2.5-4-4-7 460 MHz

Unfortunately we just started testing memory on the Athlon64 platform and that's why there are only a few results listed. Judging by what you see, you'll not want to use the OCZ PC4000EL Gold with an Athlon64 processor. Things are totally different on the Intel test system where the OCZ PC4000EL Gold Edition does very well for itself.

OCZ have clearly defined themselves as a trend setter in the memory markets, but now is no time to rest on laurels. There is still much work to be done if we can ever hope to see lower latency high speed memory make it to market (realistically, this isn't likely sadly). Sure memory timings of 2.5-4-4-7 are not all that much better than 3-4-4-8, but it's a start in the right direction, and all things being equal, the OCZ 4000EL Gold will be faster than the rest of the competition clock for clock.

This memory is not intended for AMD based systems, and that should be pretty clear by the test results we've shown you. On the Intel test bed things were totally different, and we were able to push the PCZ PC4000EL to a high of 268 MHz 1:1!

The PC4000EL Gold edition memory also worked with a 5:4 and 3:2 memory divider, which is good to know for those who are interested. With a retail price of $535 CDN ($400 US), the 512MB (x2) OCZ PC4000EL Gold memory kit is quite pricey, but that's the price you have to pay for speed when you're an enthusiast looking for an extra edge!

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4. Corsair TwinX1024-4000Pro DDR Memory Review
5. GeIL PC4000 Platinum Series DDR Memory Review

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Contents of Article: OCZ PC4000EL Gold Edition
 Pg 1.  OCZ PC4000EL Gold Edition Memory Review
 Pg 2.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, PCMark2002, PCMark04
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, UT2003
 Pg 4.  — Maximum Overclocking Rankings and Conclusions

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