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If you want to game at stock speeds, you do better with some nice low latency DDR memory!
Maximum DDR Overclocking Tests
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.
Overall, the TwinX 1024-3200XL Pro DDR memory
performed pretty well on the Athlon64 test system - not the fastest we've seen but
definitely not bad. On the Intel rig, when you loosen the timings the Corsair
TwinX 1024-3200XL Pro DDR easily competes with PC4000/4200 class memory!
Low Latency Memory!
really do listen to the rants and raves from end users. No longer is
the battle raging for the highest speed PC5500 DDR (or whatever the marketing department can
get away with), the focus has shifted nicely to memory latency.
Informed consumers know
that memory latency is just as important to performance as high speed DDR. While other
companies have announced new low latency memory, only Corsair has delivered. As of this
writing, the other stuff is simply vaporware.
Corsair's new TwinX3200XL PRO memory are the first sticks
of DDR RAM on the market built with Samsung's hot new low
latency DRAM -not the older EOL Winbond memory modules. The two TwinX
1024-3200XL Pro 512MB DIMM's PCstats tested are officially rated to run at 200
MHz, with timings of 2-2-2-5 timings. This goes for every
platform, be it AthlonXP, Athlon64 or Pentium4.
indicated that the performance of the TwinX 1024-3200XL Pro DDR memory at
stock speeds was outstanding. That's to be expected when dealing with Corsair; the company is known
to sell only what they memory will actually do.
In terms of overclocking, on the Athlon64 system, we were able to hit a very respectable 225
MHz while keeping the most aggressive memory timings available. With the Intel test
system, things were even better. The TwinX 1024-3200XL Pro DDR reached as high as
260 MHz, with 2.5-3-3-7 timings. That's better than a lot of PC4000
rated memory that we've tested! To top it all off, the DIMMs feature neat activity LED's, and more
importantly, one of the best warranties in the industry.
With a retail price of $476 CDN ($347 US) , the Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL PRO
memory is priced very aggressively compared to other low latency memory. And yes,
I'd recommend you grab a pair for your rig, even if you like to run at