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Patriot Memory PDC22G8000ELK PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Review

Patriot Memory PDC22G8000ELK PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: This pair of Patriot's PDC22G8000ELK 1GB DDR-2 memory fits the bill, but these modules are so utterly new, so bleeding edge that you can't have them.
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External Mfg. Website: Patriot Memory Mar 31 2006   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: Quake 4, Battlefield 2, Max OC

Quake 4

Source: id Software

Quake 4 is the latest shooter from ID and is based on the Doom 3 engine. Tweaked to for more eye candy, Quake 4 promises to be tougher on videocards and systems than its predecessor was. Quake 4 also does not have a 60 fps limiter like Doom 3, with the Ultra setting, graphic textures can surpass the 500MB mark!

Quake 4
LQ 640x480 Custom Demo FPS Ranking
2x 512MB Mushkin PC2-4200 (200/533) 128.4
2x 512MB Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 (200/667) 131.2
2x 512MB Corsair PC2-8000UL (200/800) 133.7
2x 1024MB Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 PRO (200/800) 135.8
2x 1024MB Super Talent T800UX2GC4 (200/800) 136.2
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G8000ELK (200/667) 133.4
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G8000ELK (200/800) 136.6
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G8000ELK (250/1000) 155.7

There is a small difference depending on the memory bandwidth available in Quake 4.... The lower speed memory does not perform too badly compared to the higher speed DIMMs.

Battlefield 2

Source: Guru3D

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, the Chinese, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the games 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 64 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC. Test is run five times, which will then be averaged with the highest and lowest runs disregarded, settings are high quality at 1024x768.

Battlefield 2
HQ 1024x768: FPS Ranking
2x 512MB Mushkin PC2-4200 (200/533) 153.663
2x 512MB Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 (200/667) 155.674
2x 512MB Corsair PC2-8000UL (200/800) 151.47
2x 1024MB Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 PRO (200/800) 184.632
2x 1024MB Super Talent T800UX2GC4 (200/800) 190.654
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G8000ELK (200/667) 187.604
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G8000ELK (200/800) 192.462
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G8000ELK (250/1000) 212.74

Thanks to the tight timings, when the Patriot PDC22G8000ELK runs at DDR2-667 speeds it can keep up with the faster DDR2-800 memory modules. The Patriot memory is particularly impressive in the Battlefield 2 tests since this is probably one of the most stressful games on the market. Battlefield 2 is one game where 2GB of installed memory is really the bare minimum!

Max Memory Overclocking Results

It's great to see how individual memory stacks up against the competition under stock configurations, but we're also going to show how it compares when overclocked. With performance in mind, we're going to compare the maximum overclocked results of the various DDR2 DIMMs we've tested in the past which are listed below. Remember, just because memory is clocked fast doesn't mean it's the best thing for a computer. Timings are also important, and getting the right ratio of both is the real key to performance based overclocking!

Maximum Overclocked Speeds and Timings - PCstats Results

Intel System Results

Module Memory Size

Timings

Max Speed

Ranking

Patriot PDC22G8000ELK 1024MB 5-5-5-12 1020 MHz
Patriot PDC22G8000ELK 1024MB 4-4-4-10 972 MHz
Super Talent T800UX2GC4 1024MB 4-3-4-8 964 MHz
Corsair Twin2X1024-8000UL 512MB 5-4-4-9 957 MHz
Patriot PDC22G8000ELK 1024MB 3-4-3-10 940 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 PRO 1024MB 5-5-5-12 935 MHz
Crucial Ballistix PC2-5400 512MB 5-5-5-10 860 MHz
PDP Systems Patriot PC-4200 DDR2 XBL 1024MB 5-4-4-9 765 MHz
PQI Turbo PQI25400-1GDB 512MB 4-4-4-12 730 MHz
Corsair Twin2X1024-4300C3 512MB 4-4-4-12 700 MHz
Crucial Ballistix PC2-4200 512MB 4-4-4-10 660 MHz
Mushkin PC2-4200 512MB 4-4-4-12 625 MHz

We've listed maximum overclocked speeds with all three timings so you can get a feel for what this DDR-2 667/800/1000 has to offer. The results are pretty impressive indeed! Even with tight timings the PDC22G8000ELK is able to surpass most other DDR-2 memory and hit 940 MHz. If we loosen things up a bit, the Patriot PDC22G8000ELK modules claim the top two spots. This is some of the fastest DDR2 to pass through the PCSTATS test labs.

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Contents of Article: Patriot Memory PDC22G8000ELK
 Pg 1.  Patriot Memory PDC22G8000ELK PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Review
 Pg 2.  It's all in the SPD
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks Specs and Office Productivity
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Sandra 2005, PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 6.  — Benchmarks: Quake 4, Battlefield 2, Max OC
 Pg 7.  For Speed Freaks and Enthusiasts

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