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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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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.

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
Mushkin PC3200 Special Edition 2-2-2-5 454 MHz
Corsair TwinX3200XL 2-2-2-5 450 MHz
PMI PC4200-512DG 2-3-3-6 434 MHz
Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V 3-4-4-8 424 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
Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V 3-4-4-8 522 MHz
Corsair TwinX3200XL 2.5-3-3-7 520 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
Mushkin PC3200 Special Edition 2-2-2-5 472 MHz
OCZ PC3500EB Platinum 2.5-2-2-5 460 MHz
OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev2 2.5-4-4-7 460 MHz

The Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V DDR performs only mediocre in the Athlon64 test system... but the Intel side of things it a totally different story! It's nice to see that Buffalo can keep up with the of likes Corsair, OCZ and GeIL!

Buffalo Technology Firestix - Good for Intel!

Firestix is a catchy name for memory, but consider the other enthusiast calibre memory on the market; Corsair's XMS/TwinX, OCZ has their Platinum line, Kingston produces the HyperX, and even Crucial just got into the game with their Ballistix memory.

Like all other high speed RAM on the market, the Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V RAM are built for Intel Pentium 4 systems. It does the job on other platforms as well, albeit not as well as low latency memory.

The performance of the Firestix memory was good when compared to other high speed DIMM's, and the memory overclocked pretty well on the Intel system too! In our own tests, we were easily able to hit the default speed of 250 MHz with 3-4-4-8 timings, and 2.7V.

Raising the voltage to 2.8V allowed us to go as high as 261 MHz with the Buffalo Firestix, which is definitely very good! Buffalo sell these sticks of 512MB PC4000 DDR for $149USD/each, so if you're looking for some high speed memory for your Pentium 4 system (and want some nice overclocking results), make sure you look out for a pair of Buffalo's red Firestix DDR.

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1. Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL Pro Memory Review
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3. OCZ PC3500EB Platinum DDR Memory Review
4. Corsair TwinX1024-4400PT Platinum Memory Review
5. Memory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings

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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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