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
Despite the PC3200 clock speeds compared to some of
the faster speeds here, the GeIL Ultra-X PC3200 DIMM's are using 2-2-2-5
memory timings, which makes a big difference. I'd use low latency, PC3200 memory
over high speed DDR with a high latency memory any
Some very nice
High speed memory is good for showing off
bandwidth, but it actually performs slower than low latency PC3200 DDR
in the long run. PCstats voiced its opinion on this matter in October of last year, and it seems like the
manufacturers are finally starting to respond.
All the big memory players; Corsair,
Kingston, OCZ and GeIL have released new series of PC3200 low latency
DDR, and I must say it is quite refreshing to play with these memory
modules. Sure they don't clock quite as high as others, but overall
performance is actually better thanks. That edge comes from the low
latency timings of the DRAM.
At first glance these 512MB sticks of GeIL Ultra
Platinum PC3200 look a little plain, but I think the thermal monitoring
stickers will come in handy if you are serious about getting the
system squared away. Having a nice ball park figure to run with allows
users to adjust airflow for the best possible environment for the GeIL
Ultra-X PC3200 memory.
From what the benchmarks have indicated, the performance
of GeIL's Ultra
Platinum PC3200 DDR was very good on the Athlon64 system. On that platform it
was overclockable to 227 MHz with memory timings of 2-2-2-5. The
Intel platform performed even better, resulting in an overclock to 240 MHz
with only 2.8V, while running 2-2-2-5 memory timings!
With a retail price of $280 CDN ($220
US) for two 512MB sticks of DDR, the memory is an absolute
steal! Most other 1GB dual channel memory kits retail for around
$400CDN, so if you're in the market for some kick ass memory but don't want
to spend a lot, make sure you check out GeIL's Ultra-X PC3200!
a few other articles that you might enjoy as well...
1. Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL Pro Memory Review
2. Mushkin Enhanced PC3200 Special Edition Memory Review
3. OCZ PC3500EB Platinum DDR Memory Review
4. Corsair TwinX1024-4400PT Platinum Memory Review
5. Memory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings