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OCZ PC4800 Dual Channel Platinum Limited Edition Memory

OCZ PC4800 Dual Channel Platinum Limited Edition Memory - PCSTATS
Abstract: It's pretty amazing to see how high people are able to clock traditional DDR memory these days, especially since the final JEDEC DDR standard was PC3200.
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External Mfg. Website: OCZ Jul 04 2005   Colin Sun  
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Max. Overclocking and Conclusions

Maximum DDR Overclocking Tests

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 PCSTATS' test bench. All memory was tested at its most lax timings as well as its most aggressive. In terms of best overall overclocking performance, PCStats currently gives more weight to the combination of moderately high speeds and low latencies (2-2-2-5) than high speeds at the expense of latency timings.

Maximum Overclocked Speeds - PCstats Results

Maximum Speed w/ Low Latency

Timings

Max Speed

Ranking

OCZ PC4000 Gold DC VX 2-2-2-5 536 MHz
Mushkin HP3200 Redline 2-2-2-5 522 MHz
PDP PDC1G3200+XBLK PC3200 2-2-2-5

512 MHz

Mushkin PC3200 LII V2 2-2-2-5 508 MHz
Corsair TwinX1024-4400C25PT 2-2-2-5 506 MHz
Corsair TwinX3200XL 2-2-2-5 504 MHz
Centon GEMiNi PC3200 2-2-2-5 492 MHz
Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 2-2-2-5 474 MHz
OCZ PC4800 Platinum 2-2-2-5 468 MHz
Corsair Xpert Memory PC3200 2-2-2-5 442 MHz

Maximum Speed

Timings

Max Speed

Ranking

OCZ PC4800 Platinum 2.5-4-4-10 636 MHz
Corsair TwinX1024-4400C25PT 2.5-4-4-8 624 MHz
Mushkin PC3200 LII V2 3-4-4-8 614 MHz
PDP PDC1G3200+XBLK PC3200 3-4-4-8 610 MHz
Centon GEMiNi PC3200 3-3-3-9 604 MHz
Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 3-4-4-8 594 MHz
Corsair TwinX3200XL 3-4-4-8 574 MHz
OCZ PC4000 Gold DC VX 3-4-4-8 566 MHz
Mushkin HP3200 Redline 3-4-4-8 552 MHz
Corsair Xpert Memory PC3200 2.5-3-3-6 470 MHz

The OCZ PC4800 Platinum memory was designed to run at high speeds and high speeds only. This is why low latency testing didn't go very far. When it comes to speed (and lax latencies) though, nothing we've tested has yet beat the OCZ PC4800 Platinum as it's able to run at DDR636 - quite impressive!

Silver Streaks!

With DDR memory hitting new speed highs almost consistently, who needs DDR2? Kidding aside, it's pretty amazing to see how high people are able to clock traditional DDR memory these days, especially since the final JEDEC DDR standard was PC3200 or 200 MHz. With memory like OCZ's PC4800 DC Platinum LTD Ed, you can run 50% faster than that standard!

Retailing for $330 CDN ($265 US), the OCZ PC4800 DC Platinum LTD Ed kit represents the fastest memory you can buy right now without having to use insane voltages. With a default clock speed of 300 MHz (2.5-4-4-10 timings) and a voltage of 2.85V, there simply isn't anything faster on the market at this moment.

What makes the OCZ PC4800 DC Platinum LTD Ed even better is that it's very versatile. I was quite surprised to see that the modules had absolutely no problem running at aggressive timings (2-2-2-5) at lower speeds. Traditionally, high speed DIMMs do not like running at aggressive timings even at low speeds, but the OCZ PC4800 DC Platinum LTD Ed memory can.

At stock AMD Athlon64 speeds and tight timings, the OCZ PC4800 DC Platinum LTD Ed performed on par with memory we've tested in the past and that's pretty good. We were able to push the memory all the way up to 318 MHz using the stock 2.5-4-4-10 memory timings. The performance at 318 MHz was good, although system memory bandwidth did not increase as much as we had hoped it would.

If you want some fast memory without much hassle, the OCZ PC4800 DC Platinum LTD Ed might be exactly what the doctor ordered!

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5. Corsair Twin2X1024-4300C3 DDR-2 Memory Review

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Contents of Article: OCZ PC4800 Dual Channel Platinum
 Pg 1.  OCZ PC4800 Dual Channel Platinum Limited Edition Memory
 Pg 2.  Benchmarks: Business Winstone 2004, SiSoft Sandra, PCMark04
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05, X2: The Threat
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: UT2003, UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 5.  — Max. Overclocking and Conclusions

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