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
If you want
to game at stock speeds, you'll do better with some nice low latency DDR
memory! Overclocking results continue to be rather unimpressive
on our Athlon 64 system, which is not surprising.
Maximum DDR Overclocking Test
It's great to see how individual memory
products stacks up against each other in their stock configuration, but we're also going to
show how they compete in overclocking. The maximum overclocking results for some of the
memory that we have tested recently are listed below. The higher the speed, the better.
Overall, the Corsair TwinX 3200XL DDR memory performed pretty well on
both the Athlon64 and Intel test systems - not the fastest we've seen but definitely
good. When you relax the timings on the Intel platform, the TwinX 3200XL DDR
easily competes with PC4000/4200 class memory!
Low Latency Memory!
Manufacturers really do listen to the rants and
raves from end users. No longer is the battle raging for the highest speed
PC7700 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.Corsair's new
TwinX 3200XL memory modules 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 pair of TwinX
3200XL 512MB DIMMs that we tested are officially rated to run at
200 MHz, with timings of 2-2-2-5. This goes for every platform, be it
AthlonXP, Athlon64 or Pentium4.
Our benchmarks showed that the performance of the TwinX
3200XL DDR memory at stock speeds was outstanding! In terms of overclocking, we
were able to hit a very respectable 225 MHz on the Athlon64 system with the most
aggressive memory timings available. With the Intel test system, things were
even better... The TwinX 3200XL DDR reached as high as 260 MHz, using 2.5-3-3-7
timings. That's better than a lot
of PC4000 rated memory that PCstats has tested! To top it all
off, Corsair has one of the best warranties in the industry.
With a retail price of $299 CDN ($251 US), the Corsair TwinX 3200XL memory is priced aggressively, and I'd
recommend you grab a pair for your rig, even if you like to run at stock speeds.
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