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OCZ PC3500EB Platinum DDR Memory Review

OCZ PC3500EB Platinum DDR Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Intel introduced the i865PE/i875P chipsets over a year ago, the Pentium 4 overclocking changed, but many enthusiasts seem to have forgotten that the rules stayed the same.
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External Mfg. Website: OCZ Apr 22 2004   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: UT2003, Memory Comparisons and 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 game play 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 FPS Ranking

AMD Athlon64 System Results

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX4400PT (200/400) 289.15
2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed (200/400)

299.25

2x 512MB OCZ PC3500EB Plat (200/400)

288.67

2x 512MB OCZ PC3500EB Plat (230/460)

296.18

Intel Pentium 4 System Results

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX4400PT (200/400) 199.41
2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed (200/400) 204.1

2x 512MB OCZ PC3500EB Plat (200/400)

202.47

2x 512MB OCZ PC3500EB Plat (230/460)

268.15
Botmatch FPS Ranking

AMD Athlon64 System Results

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX4400PT (200/400) 92.18
2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed (200/400)

94.1

2x 512MB OCZ PC3500EB Plat (200/400)

92.79

2x 512MB OCZ PC3500EB Plat (230/460)

93.36

Intel Pentium 4 System Results

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX4400PT (200/400) 65.26
2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed (200/400) 67.95

2x 512MB OCZ PC3500EB Plat (200/400)

66.63

2x 512MB OCZ PC3500EB Plat (230/460)

87.92

The OCZ PC3500EB Platinum performs very well here in UT2003 as well.

Maximum DDR Overclocking

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
OCZ PC3500EB Platinum 2.5-2-2-5 460 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 PC3500EB Platinum 2.5-2-2-5 460 MHz
OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev2 2.5-4-4-7 460 MHz

If you're an AMD user, the OCZ PC3500EB Platinum is certainly an option when you're trying to find memory. While the Intel overclock might seem pretty low, performance was actually very good when you factor in the memory timings used. If you're game is Intel, the OCZ PC3500EB Platinum would suite your needs just fine.

What do we think about this DDR?

Well, it looks like OCZ is at it again - first off the mark with high speed memory that addresses the issue of latency. There are a few other memory companies which market similar 'lower latency' high speed DDR, though the preferred DRAM is Winbond BH-6, BH-5, or CH-5 DRAM. Since Winbond have stopped manufacturing this component, the stocks are soon to disappear from consumer markets.

Each of the two 512MB sticks of OCZ PC3500EB Platinum DDR are rated to run with timings of 2.5-3-2-8 (AMD) and 2.5-3-2-6 (Intel) respectively. In PCstats tests, we found that they had no problems running as quick as 2.5-2-2-5, even up to 230 MHz FSB on both platforms!

Not bad, not too bad at all, at that speed with those timings the memory is faster than most 250+ rated DIMM's which use 3-4-4-8 timings.

Performance of the OCZ PC3500EB Platinum memory at stock and overclocked speeds was very good, and it's safe to say that we were pleasantly surprised with the DIMM performance. With a retail price of $549 CDN ($408 US) for a pair of 512MB stick, the OCZ PC3500EB Platinum dual channel memory kit is actually very aggressively priced all things considered. If you're looking for some good memory, get these bad boys quickly before retailers figure out what's going on, and mark up the price!

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Here are a few other articles that you might enjoy as well...

1. PMI 4200-512DG PC4200 DDR Memory Review
2. Corsair TwinX1024-4400PT Platinum Memory Review
3. OCZ PC4000EL Gold Edition Memory Review
4. OCZ PC3200 Platinum LTD Edition Memory Review
5. Memory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings

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Contents of Article: OCZ PC3500EB Platinum
 Pg 1.  OCZ PC3500EB Platinum DDR Memory Review
 Pg 2.  System Spec's and benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, PCMark04
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 5.  — Benchmarks: UT2003, Memory Comparisons and Conclusions

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