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PMI 4200-512DG PC4200 DDR Memory Review

PMI 4200-512DG PC4200 DDR Memory Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: The PC4200 DDR is rated to run at 250 MHz, with memory timings of 3-4-4-8 while using a voltage of 2.75V.
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External Mfg. Website: PMI Apr 06 2004   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: UT2003 and Conclusion

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Flyby FPS Ranking

AMD Athlon64 System Results

2x 256MB Corsair TwinX3200LL (200/400) 289.15

2x 256MB PMI PC4200-512DG (200/400)

288.67
2x 256MB PMI PC4200-512DG (217/434) 296.18

Intel Pentium 4 System Results

2x 256MB Corsair TwinX3200LL (200/400) 199.41

2x 256MB PMI PC4200-512DG (200/400)

202.47
2x 256MB PMI PC4200-512DG (263/526) 268.15
Botmatch FPS Ranking

AMD Athlon64 System Results

2x 256MB Corsair TwinX3200LL (200/400) 92.18

2x 256MB PMI PC4200-512DG (200/400)

92.79
2x 256MB PMI PC4200-512DG (217/434) 93.36

Intel Pentium 4 System Results

2x 256MB Corsair TwinX3200LL (200/400) 65.26

2x 256MB PMI PC4200-512DG (200/400)

66.63
2x 256MB PMI PC4200-512DG (263/526) 87.92

Isn't it obvious? PMI's PC4200-512DG DDRo memory is intended for Intel systems? ;-)

Maximum Overclocking 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. The results are listed below for some of the recent memory to cross our test bench. The higher the speed, the better.

Maximum Overclocked Speeds - PCstats Results

AMD System Results

Timings

Max Speed

Ranking

OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev2 2-3-2-6 486 MHz
OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed 2-2-2-5 480 MHz
PMI PC4200-512DG 2-3-3-6 434 MHz
Corsair TwinX1024-4400PT 3-4-4-8 410 MHz
OCZ PC4000EL Gold 2.5-4-4-7 406 MHz

Intel System Results

Timings

Max Speed

Ranking

Corsair TwinX1024-4400PT 3-4-4-8 550 MHz
OCZ PC4200 EL 2.5-4-4-7 542 MHz
OCZ PC4000EL Gold 2.5-4-4-7 536 MHz
PMI PC4200-512DG 3-4-4-8 526 MHz
GeIL PC4000 Platinum 2.5-4-4-7 520 MHz
Corsair TwinX4000PRO 3-4-4-8 520 MHz
Corsair TwinX4000 3-4-4-8 516 MHz
OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed 2-2-2-5 480 MHz
OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev2 2.5-4-4-7 460 MHz

I've said this before and I'll say it again, if you're an AMD user do yourself a favor and get yourself some low latency memory. Running the PMI PC4200-512DG DDR memory on an Intel system seems pretty run of the mill, not the best; but definitely not bad either.

There's really not much difference between the various PC4200 DIMM's on the market, as virtually all manufacturers buy their high end DRAM from the same company; Hynix. Based on the benchmarks we've shown, the PMI PC4200-512DG DDR memory easily performs just as well as the better known brand names.

With a lifetime warranty backing up this memory, it's rated to run at 250 MHz with timings of 3-4-4-8 and a voltage of 2.75V. PMI wrap the DDR in gold plated heatspreaders, which always looks nice even if it doesn't do much in terms of cooling.

Upon removing the heat spreaders we found that PMI is using Hynix HY5DU56822CT-D5 DRAM, not what we were expecting to see... but it performed like all other high speed DIMM's so that's a bonus. We were pleased to see that the PC4200-512DG DDR memory performed relatively well on the Athlon64 system, being able to hit 217 MHz. On the Intel test rig, we were able to go as high as 263 MHz, not bad for PC4200 rated memory. Intel overclockers will be happy to know that the memory did not have any problems running with the 5:4 or 3:2 memory divider.

The PMI PC4200-512DG kit (2x 256MB modules) retails for approx. $170USD online, which is pretty aggressively priced compared to the competition. If you're a Pentium 4 user who's looking for some new overclocking memory the PMI PC4200-512DG will not disappoint.

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Contents of Article: PMI 4200-512DG
 Pg 1.  PMI 4200-512DG PC4200 DDR Memory Review
 Pg 2.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Benchmark: PCMark2002, PCMark04
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 5.  — Benchmarks: UT2003 and Conclusion

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