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Memory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings

Memory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings - PCSTATS
Abstract: [UPDATED!] As we've mentioned in numerous PCstats reviews, memory timings play a key role in terms of overall system performance. More so in 3D based applications which do not need a great deal of bandwidth.
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External Mfg. Website: PCstats Aug 11 2004   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, SiSoft Sandra, PCMark2002

Winstone 2002 Source: Zdnet

Content Creation Winstone 2002 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running top, Windows-based, 32-bit, content creation applications on Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP.

Business Winstone 2002 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running today's top-selling Windows-based 32-bit applications on Windows 98, Windows 2000 (SP6 or later), Windows Me, or Windows XP. Business Winstone doesn't mimic what these packages do; it runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete those activities to produce its performance scores.

Winstone 2002 Benchmark Results
Content Content Score Ranking
1. 250 MHz FSB, 500 MHz Memory, 3-4-4-8 33.3
2. 250 MHz FSB, 400 MHz Memory, 2-2-2-5 34.4
3. 250 MHz FSB, 333 MHz Memory, 2-2-2-5 32.2

Business Winstone

1 250 MHz FSB, 500 MHz Memory, 3-4-4-8 49.5
2. 250 MHz FSB, 400 MHz Memory, 2-2-2-5 48.1
3. 250 MHz FSB, 333 MHz Memory, 2-2-2-5 46.5

In the Winstone 2002 benchmarks we seem to get a mixed message here. With Content Creation we see that the system performs slightly faster with the memory running slower, but with tighter timings in Business Winstone the roles are reversed. It's interesting to see the system when running 333 MHz memory is just slightly slower than the rest of the pack.

Sisoft Sandra 2004 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance. Higher numbers represent better performance.

SiSoft Sandra 2004 Benchmark Results

Memory Benchmark

Score

5a. Integer SSE2 - 250 MHz FSB, 500 MHz Memory, 3-4-4-8 5942 MB/s
5b. Integer SSE2 - 250 MHz FSB, 400 MHz Memory, 2-2-2-5 5534 MB/s
5c. Integer SSE2 - 250 MHz FSB, 333 MHz Memory, 2-2-2-5 4908 MB/s
6a. Float SSE2 - 250 MHz FSB, 500 MHz Memory, 3-4-4-8 5909 MB/s
6b. Float SSE2 - 250 MHz FSB, 400 MHz Memory, 2-2-2-5 5519 MB/s
6c. Float SSE2 - 250 MHz FSB, 333 MHz Memory, 2-2-2-5 4904 MB/s

It should be no surprise here that the system with the memory running the fastest has the most bandwidth available. Sandra does not really take memory timings much into consideration.

PCMark 2002 Source: FutureMark

PCMark can be used on desktop PC's, Laptops and even Workstations and tests everyday computing from home to office usage. PCMark specifically stresses the CPU, memory subsystem, graphics subsystem, hard drives, WindowsXP GUI (if WinXP is used), video performance and even laptop batteries.

PCMark2002 Benchmark Results

Memory

PCMarks Ranking
1 250 MHz FSB, 500 MHz Memory, 3-4-4-8 10865
2. 250 MHz FSB, 400 MHz Memory, 2-2-2-5 9712
3. 250 MHz FSB, 333 MHz Memory, 2-2-2-5 9318

PCMark shows the same thing that Sandra does when the system runs the memory in sync with the FSB.

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Contents of Article: PCstats
 Pg 1.  Memory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings
 Pg 2.  Why release fast memory with slow timings
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, SiSoft Sandra, PCMark2002
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, AquaMark3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena, UT2003
 Pg 6.  2-3% Improvement

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