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Corsair Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR Memory Review

Corsair Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: These LED displays work with the included 'Memory Dashboard' software, allowing your memory to display several monitoring characteristics...
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External Mfg. Website: Corsair Mar 08 2005   Mike Dowler  
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Overclocking Comparison and Conclusions

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
Corsair XMS Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL 2-2-2-5 442 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
Corsair XMS Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL 2.5-3-3-6 470 MHz
OCZ PC3500EB Platinum 2.5-2-2-5 460 MHz
OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev2 2.5-4-4-7 460 MHz

The Corsair XMS Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL dual-channel memory was not the best overclocker we've seen, but it can be pushed a bit. Our benchmarks showed some nice improvements from overclocking also.

Conclusions

In our set of benchmarks, these XMS Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL modules showed the performance we've come to expect from Corsair. Scores were on par to those of other recent 'enthusiast' PC3200 DDR modules we've tested, and increased significantly when the memory was overclocked, especially on the Intel test system.

This Corsair Xpert memory was not so great for overclocking headroom though, pulling off a very average increase on the AMD test system (albeit while maintaining strict 2-2-2-5 settings for best performance) and topping off at an unremarkable 470MHz DDR on the Intel box with CAS settings of 2.5-3-3-6. Perhaps the extra bulk and complexity imposed by the display circuits hindered the memory here?

If you have a heavily modded PC with a case window, you pretty much have to consider these babies the next time you are in the market for memory. The LED indicator memory modules we reviewed previously were pretty, but these are more so, and actually useful too. Also, it's hard to overestimate the pleasure of having your memory continually scrolling '0wnz0r3d j00' or something similar when LAN partying...

We love to see innovation in the products we review here at PCstats, and innovation is just what Corsair has shown with the XMS Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL kit. At a cost of about $485CAN ($391US), innovation comes with a price though. It comes down to this: If you've got a case with a window, you probably already know whether you need these in it or not. If you don't have a window, you can easily get equivalent quality memory from Corsair or another manufacturer much cheaper without the 'bling bling.'

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Contents of Article: Corsair TWINXP1024-3200XL Xpert
 Pg 1.  Corsair Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR Memory Review
 Pg 2.  Close up Look at the Xpert
 Pg 3.  Causing Envy at LAN parties everywhere
 Pg 4.  Overclocking and test system setup
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004 and Sandra 2004
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: PCMark04 and 3Dmark2001SE
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Unreal Tournament and X2: The Thread
 Pg 8.  — Overclocking Comparison and Conclusions

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