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TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 DDR Review

TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 DDR Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Twinmos Speed Premium PC3200 modules are rated to run 200 MHz with 2.5-3-3-8 memory timings.
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External Mfg. Website: twinmos Feb 06 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 on the Intel platform, the better. The higher the speed on the AMD platform with lower the latencies, 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
TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 2.5-3-3-8 446 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
TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 2.5-3-3-8 490 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 TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 is not the best memory for overclocking headroom, but it gives a respectable showing for the money. More notable was the performance boost our Intel test bed received when it was overclocked with this memory. Scores were a fair bit higher than we had expected, which was interesting to see. Could be good news for Intel fans looking for a memory bargain...

Performance on a budget

These TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 DDR modules are not intended to function at aggressive memory timings, and they can't. Both our Athlon64 and Pentium 4 test systems refused to boot with the timings set to 2-2-2-5. Ultra-low latency is not the target of this TwinMOS product, and at its standard speeds of 2.5-3-3-8 they provide good performance to both Intel and AMD systems.

In all of our benchmarks, the Twinmos Speed Premium PC3200 memory was in lockstep with the other tested memory modules at stock speeds. Overclocked performance was notable with our Pentium 4 system, which received a larger boost than the mediocre overclocked speed of the memory (490MHz) would suggest. This could be due to the fact that we were using the memory's default 2.5-3-3-8 timings as opposed to the looser 3-4-4-8 timing that many of the highest Intel overclocking memory modules need to use.

At a price of about USD$160 (CAN$195), the TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 memory modules represent excellent value! If you are in the market for a pair of dual-channel PC3200 DDR memory modules and you are not worried about flashy lights and heatspreaders, you would do well to consider this kit from Twinmos.

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Related Articles
Here are a few other articles that you might enjoy as well.

1. Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 Memory Review
2. Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL Memory Review
3. Mushkin PC3200 LII V2 Memory Review
4. GeIL Ultra-X PC3200 Memory Review
5. Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V DDR Memory Review

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Contents of Article: twinmos Speed Premium PC3200
 Pg 1.  TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 DDR Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking and Benchmark Setup
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004 and Sandra
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: PCMark04 and 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: X2, UT2003
 Pg 6.  — Overclocking Comparison and Conclusions

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