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Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V DDR Memory Review

Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V DDR Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Buffalo Technology is gearing up for some tough competition in the high-end memory market, and their secret weapons are the Firestix.
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External Mfg. Website: Buffalo Technology Aug 05 2004   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat

3DMark2001SE Source: FutureMark

By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001SE has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics.

Higher numbers denote better performance.

3DMark2001 Benchmark Results
System 3DMarks Ranking

AMD Athlon64 System Results

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX4400PT (200/400) 19586
2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed (200/400) 19735

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX3200XL (200/400)

19764

2x 512MB Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V (200/400)

19612

2x 512MB Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V (212/424)

19824

Intel Pentium 4 System Results

Corsair TwinX1024-4000 (200/400) 16347
2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed (200/400) 16558

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX3200XL (200/400)

16521

2x 512MB Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V (200/400)

16401

2x 512MB Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V (261/522)

19045

It should be no surprise that 3DMark scores stay about the same at stock speeds, on the Athlon64 system. On the Intel rig, we see a nice boost when the system is overclocked.

X2: The Threat Source: Egosoft

A completely rewritten 3D engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects such as volumetric Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you can hide in them), many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects. Objects cast real dynamic 3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a previously unseen level of detail.

X2: The Threat Benchmark Results 640x480-32bit

Memory

FPS

Ranking

AMD Athlon64 System Results

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX4400PT (200/400) 145.635
2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed (200/400) 150.693

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX3200XL (200/400)

150.213

2x 512MB Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V (200/400)

144.982

2x 512MB Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V (212/424)

151.6

Intel Pentium 4 System Results

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX4400PT (200/400) 124.63
2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed (200/400) 125.841

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX3200XL (200/400)

124.687

2x 512MB Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V (200/400)

124.118

2x 512MB Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V (261/522)

163.057

At stock speeds the Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V performs on par with the Corsair TwinX4400PT DIMM's, which is pretty good.

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Contents of Article: Buffalo Technology Firestix FSX5000V
 Pg 1.  Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V 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 comparison, Conclusion
 Pg 6.  Maximum DDR Overclocking Tests

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