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.
Framerates are very good in
UT2003, even at stock speeds. Overclocking boosts performance by a bit as
Unreal Tournament 2004
Unreal Tournament 2004 is the
sequel to the highly popular UT2003 and uses the very latest
Unreal Engine technology. Unreal Tournament 2004 employs the use of Vertex and Pixel Shaders
and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 9 videocard to you plan to play
The Samsung PC4200 DDR2 and Crucial
PC4200 DIMM's are neck and neck which is very good, considering Crucial
is one of best memory manufacturers out there! Overclocking the Samsung PC4200 memory sweeten
These are some of the first commercially available DDR2
DIMM's on the market. Each 256MB stick of DDR2-533 (PC4200) memory is made by Samsung,
and features memory timings of 4-4-4 at 1.8V.
During our tests, we experienced no
problems running the memory a bit more aggressively. The timings were tightened to 3-3-3, and the modules
remained 100% stabile, even at the default vDIMM voltage.
Ultimately, the performance of these Samsung
PC4200 DDR2 modules is good... although competition is pretty scarce at the moment. The overclocking
question remains un answered, though I would expect better figures if a way
can be found around the lock in the i925x chipets. Still, a top speed of 287 MHz
is too shabby.
With a retail price of $275 CDN ($203 US) these 256MB DDR2
memory modules are currently twice the price of regular DDR. I would expect
prices to fall in the coming months as more consumers adopt DDR-2 based systems.
For the moment though, if you need DDR2
memory for your new Socket 775 Pentium 4 based system, offers performance on par with
Crucial's PC4200 DDR2 RAM.
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1. Introduction to DDR-2: The DDR Memory Replacement