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PDP Systems Patriot PDC1G3200+XBLK DDR Memory Review

PDP Systems Patriot PDC1G3200+XBLK DDR Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The kit is capable of 2-2-2-5 memory timings at their stock 200MHz speed, and can run up to 266MHz at a loose 3-4-4-8 timing.
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External Mfg. Website: PDP Systems Jan 20 2005   Mike Dowler  
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Overclocking comparison and conclusions

Overclocking comparison

It's great to see how individual memory modules stack up against one another under stock configuration, but we're also going to show how they compare when overclocked. The overclocking results are listed below for all the memory modules that have recently crossed our test bench. The higher the speed, the better.

Maximum Overclocked Speeds - PCstats Results

AMD System Results

Timings

Max Speed

Ranking

Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 2.5-3-3-8 502 MHz
OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev2 2-3-2-6 486 MHz
OCZ PC3200 Plat LTD Ed 2-2-2-5 480 MHz
PDP PDC1G3200+XBLK PC3200 2-2-2-5 462 MHz
OCZ PC3500EB Platinum 2.5-2-2-5 460 MHz
Corsair TwinX1024-4400C25PT 2-2-2-5 454 MHz
Mushkin PC3200 Special Edition 2-2-2-5 454 MHz
GeIL Ultra-X PC3200 2-2-2-5 454 MHz
Mushkin PC3200 LII V2 2-2-2-2 452 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 TwinX1024-4400C25PT 2.5-4-4-8 564 MHz
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
PDP PDC1G3200+XBLK PC3200 3-4-4-8 528MHz
PMI PC4200-512DG 3-4-4-8 526 MHz
Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 2.5-3-3-8 524 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
GeIL Ultra-X PC3200 2-2-2-5 480 MHz
Mushkin PC3200 LII V2 2-2-2-5 474 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 PDP Systems PDC1G3200+XBLK memory was an excellent overclocker, not quite up with the DDR elite, but certainly the 'best of the rest'. Note that only one other product managed to overclock higher on our Athlon64 test rig using 2-2-2-5 timings.

Red memory goes faster?

Maybe PDP Systems have hit on something with their cherry red heatspreaders! The performance of the Patriot PDC1G3200+XBLK Dual-channel DDR memory was uniformly bright. This PC3200 memory kit scored near the top of the charts in every benchmark, impressing us with its consistency.

PDP Systems have taken a little bit of a risk by listing the maximum overclocked speed they think their memory can attain right on the label of each module. Fortunately, our tester proved well up to the challenge, overclocking extremely well on both Intel and AMD platforms. On our Athlon64 test bed, only one other memory module managed to overclock higher while maintaining the most aggressive 2-2-2-5 memory timings.

On the Pentium 4 test system, we managed to reach and overclock of 528MHz, which was slightly less than the 533MHz the sticker claims that the PDC1G3200+XBLK memory can do. According to the PDP Systems website, this speed requires a memory voltage of between 2.85V-2.95V, and we were running at 2.8V. We have no doubt that this memory would have achieved its rated overclock speed with a slight voltage boost. Nonetheless, our Intel system showed an impressive boost in benchmark scores with the PDC1G3200+XBLK modules running at 528MHz and 3-4-4-8 timings.

At a price of about USD$220 (CAN$269), the PDP Patriot PDC1G3200+XBLK dual-channel DDR memory kit is very reasonably priced for low-latency memory. For the price you get some excellent memory that overclocks well and performs at a high level.

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5. Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V DDR Memory Review

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Contents of Article: PDP Systems PDC1G3200+XBLK
 Pg 1.  PDP Systems Patriot PDC1G3200+XBLK DDR Memory Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking and test system setup
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: Winstone, Sandra
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: PCMark, 3DMark2001
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: X2, UT2003
 Pg 6.  — Overclocking comparison and conclusions

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