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TwinMOS PC166 256MB SDRAM Review

TwinMOS PC166 256MB SDRAM Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With the continued push towards faster computer components, there has been the need for improvements on the current standards of memory.
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External Mfg. Website: Twinmos Aug 07 2001   Ivan Woo  
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Quake 3 Areana Benchmarks

Quake 3 Arena Benchmarks (FPS)
Normal (640x480 32bit): Fastest setting (32bit): Highest Quality setting (32bit):
TwinMOs 256MB PC166 CAS2 106.3 121.1 95.8
Apacer 256MB PC133 CAS3 104.4 106.9 95.8
Micron 128MB PC133 CAS2 99.8 118.8 89.6
Apacer 512MB PC133 CAS3 116.6 118.9 110.9

Memory size seems to have an influence in the outcome of the Quake III Arena tests. It appears that there is more of an increase in frame rates per second (fps) when there is more system memory used under Windows 2000. Using the Highest Quality setting, the HQ test reveals that again, the size of memory has more of an affect on the frame rates, just like the Normal setting test showed. In the FS mode, I set the TwinMOS PC166 to run at CAS2, and it showed itself to be faster than those modules which ran at CAS2 and CAS3, regardless of their size.

After all the benchmarks were performed, there was a clear distinction that not all memory could perform at as high a level as the TwinMOS PC166; especially when we consider it is only certified to perform at a rated PC166@CAS3, and not CAS2!.

TwinMOS Apacer Micron

While I was not able to run my system at any FSB over 160MHz the TwinMOS PC166 memory was still able to surprise an impress me with its ability to run stable at 160MHz @ CAS2.

Very impressive indeed. When comparing the different brands and sizes of the memories used, it became evident that TwinMOS has quite a bright future for itself, and just about anyone in the performance crowd would surely like to get a hold of their products.

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Contents of Article: Twinmos PC166 SDRAM
 Pg 1.  TwinMOS PC166 256MB SDRAM Review
 Pg 2.  Test Memory and Reference Memory
 Pg 3.  Sisoft Benchmarks - CPU and Multimedia
 Pg 4.  Sandra Benchmarks - Memory and 3DMark2001
 Pg 5.  — Quake 3 Areana Benchmarks

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