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 DDR2/3
memory modules PCSTATS has tested in the past which are listed below.
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!
* - denotes tested on ECS PN2 SLI2+ platform
As the low
latency RAM Patriot Memory's PDC32G1600LLK 2GB DDR3-1600 kit is, the results are
pretty predictable; domination. When the CL timings are relaxed down to
8-8-8-24, the Patriot memory still does very well and reaches a maximum speed of
Low latency DDR3 RAM; it's a good thing
is designed for processors which need a lot of bandwidth and the next generation
quad core processors that are right around the corner really push the envelope.
Older memory standards, at least according to Intel, are not up to snuff and
that's why the company has brought DDR3 into the fold.
many memory brands vying for your money right now, and choosing memory can be
confusing. From what we've seen here today, Patriot Memory has put together a pretty attractive
2GB dual channel memory kit. Its PC3-12800 PDC32G1600LLK memory is rated at
DDR3-1600 with 7-7-7-18 memory timings with 1.8V. Priced at $560 CDN ($570
USD, £277GBP) , it's
expensive but finding low latency DDR3 memory is rather difficult at the
MHz, the 2GB low latency Patriot PDC32G1600LLK DDR3-1600 memory kit performs just like all
other DDR3 memory modules, and that's expected. Again though, it's a difference
which will become more prevalent once Intel's Penryn Core 2 Quad processor is
with us. In terms of overclocking the Patriot PDC32G1600LLK reached a blistering
1820 MHz with tight 7-7-7-18 memory timings. Loosening things up to 8-8-8-24
allowed the memory to reach 1940 MHz which is definitely very fast.
be among the first users to adopt the DDR3 memory standard and the low latencies
of the Patriot PDC32G1600LLK will definitely get some consideration. Games
like Quake 4 and FEAR showed some nice performance compared to the Patriot's
higher latency competition and overclocking makes simply makes things
If you're a
forward thinking computer user, with a thirst for speed, jumping on the DDR3
bandwagon may be a worthwhile undertaking. It's the memory standard of the
future and will unlock the potential of future generation
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