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Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5 2GB PC2-8500 Memory Kit Review

Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5 2GB PC2-8500 Memory Kit Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Just look at these specs - default timings are 5-5-5-15, each PC2-8500 module is 1024MB in size, and Corsair guarantees that its memory can run at a blistering 1066 MHz! Yikes!
 84% Rating:   
Filed under: Memory Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Corsair Jun 29 2006   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, PCMark05, 3DMark05

SiSoft Sandra 2005 Source:Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system as well as the individual components. The results are also purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

Sisoft Sandra 2005 Benchmark Results
Memory Integer SSE2: Float SSE2:
2x 1024MB Super Talent T800UX2GC4 (200/800) 7314 7262
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800) 7318 7236
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 (200/800) 7334 7251
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 (200/800) 7212 7148
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 (276/1104) 7561 7518

The memory bandwidth numbers are very surprising. The results for the Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5 are only slightly higher when everything is heavily overclocked... The memory controller clock speed has a lot to do with memory bandwidth.

Futuremark PCMark05 Source: FutureMark

PCMark05 is a premium tool for measuring both normal home use and simple 3D performance of the latest PC hardware. There are 11 system tests - each one is designed to represent a certain type of PC usage. By running these tests, PCMark05 stresses the components in a similar manner as they are stressed in normal home usage.

PCMark05:
Overall Points Ranking
2x 1024MB Super Talent T800UX2GC4 (200/800) 6623
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800) 6612
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 (200/800) 6619
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 (200/800) 6622
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 (200/800) 6830
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 (276/1104) 6974
Memory Points Ranking
2x 1024MB Super Talent T800UX2GC4 (200/800) 5194
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800) 5207
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 (200/800) 5214
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 (200/800) 5391
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 (200/800) 5194
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 (276/1104) 5318

PCMark05 numbers are flat between platforms. The overclocked Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5 system does score slightly higher than the rest of the memory, indicating a lead which is pretty consistent among much of today's benchmarks.

Futuremark 3DMark05 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is best suited for the latest generation of DirectX9.0 graphics cards. It is the first benchmark to require a DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher! By combining high quality 3D tests, CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tools, and much more, 3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware.

3DMark05
Overall Points Ranking
2x 1024MB Super Talent T800UX2GC4 (200/800) 7980
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800) 7995
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 (200/800) 7993
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 (200/800) 7935
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 (200/800) 7997
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 (276/1104) 8103
CPU Points Ranking
2x 1024MB Super Talent T800UX2GC4 (200/800) 7843
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800) 7856
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 (200/800) 7879
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 (200/800) 7994
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 (200/800) 7593
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 (276/1104) 8921

The overall score stays about the same for the Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5 memory but when it's overclocked the CPU numbers are nice and high. The extra bandwidth certainly helps here!

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Contents of Article: Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5
 Pg 1.  Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5 2GB PC2-8500 Memory Kit Review
 Pg 2.  High Speed Overclocking!
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4, Battlefield 2
 Pg 5.  Max OC Chart and Conclusion

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