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Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 C3 2GB PC2-6400 Memory Kit Review

Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 C3 2GB PC2-6400 Memory Kit Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: According to Corsair, the Twin2X2048-6400C3 memory is rated to run at DDR2-800 speeds with CAS latency timings of 3-4-3-9, albeit with a voltage of 2.2V.
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External Mfg. Website: Corsair Jun 29 2006   Colin Sun  
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Memory Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4, Battlefield 2

Doom 3

Source: id Software

At its highest setting, Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrow's videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times with the third run being recorded.

Doom 3
LQ 640x480 FPS Ranking
2x 1024MB Super Talent T800UX2GC4 (200/800) 184.1
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800) 183.8
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 (200/800) 183.7
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 (200/800) 184.6
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 (218/872) 205.4

The lower latency of the Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 memory does not seem to do much for the Doom 3 framerates, overclocking boosts the overall score nicely.

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 1024MB Super Talent T800UX2GC4 (200/800) 182.8
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800) 183.2
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 (200/800) 184.1
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 (200/800) 187.1
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 (218/872) 208.3

Quake 4 reacts much like Doom 3 which shouldn't be a surprise, both games are based on the same engine. Overclocking boosts the framerates nicely, but remember the processor is overclocked as well.

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 1024MB Super Talent T800UX2GC4 (200/800) 362.148
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800) 371.478
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 (200/800) 375.636
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 (200/800) 378.415
2x 1024MB Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 (218/872) 405.478

It's pretty much a consensus that 2GB of memory really boosts framerates in Battlefield 2, what we get here is simply awesome.

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Contents of Article: Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 C3
 Pg 1.  Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 C3 2GB PC2-6400 Memory Kit Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking the Corsair Memory:
 Pg 3.  Memory Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 4.  — Memory Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4, Battlefield 2
 Pg 5.  Max OC Chart and Conclusions!

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