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Corsair XMS PC2400 DDR RAM Review

Corsair XMS PC2400 DDR RAM Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Ever since the GeForce DDR came out to alleviate the G256's memory bottlenecks it was obvious DDR's destiny was to take over the world.
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External Mfg. Website: Corsair Micro Jan 17 2002   Colin Sun  
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Quake III Arena Benchmarks and Conclusions

Quake III Arena

Source: ID Software

Quake III Arena is a First Person Shooter (FPS) that revolutionized gaming as we know it. Using multiple light sources and having graphics textures that can fill videocards, even after 3 years it's still able to bring a cutting edge system to its knees.

Quake III Arena (Fastest demo001) Benchmark Results
133 MHz FSB (FPS) Ranking
1. 256MB Corsair XMS PC2400 267.5
2. 256MB OCZ PC2400 266.4
3. 256MB Apacer PC2100 267.3
4. 256MB Micron PC2100 267.1

Quake III Arena (Fastest nv15demo) Benchmark Results
133 MHz FSB (FPS) Ranking
1. 256MB Corsair XMS PC2400 77.1
2. 256MB OCZ PC2400 77
3. 256MB Apacer PC2100 77.3
4. 256MB Micron PC2100 76.8

Again, at stock speeds, all the memory performs at about the same, which is already very good. Let's take a look at what happens when the system is overclocked!

Quake III Arena (Fastest demo001) Benchmark Results
(Highest each stick will go) (FPS) Ranking
1. 256MB Corsair XMS PC2400 (171 MHz) 303.7
2. 256MB OCZ PC2400 (170 MHz) 303.5
3. 256MB Apacer PC2100 (166 MHz) 298.4
4. 256MB Micron PC2100 (170 MHz) 303.5

Quake III Arena (Fastest nv15demo) Benchmark Results
(Highest each stick will go) (FPS) Ranking
1. 256MB Corsair XMS PC2400 (171 MHz) 81.7
2. 256MB OCZ PC2400 (170 MHz) 80.9
3. 256MB Apacer PC2100 (166 MHz) 79.5
4. 256MB Micron PC2100 (170 MHz) 81.2

With the FSB overclocked, the Corsair has a hard time taking the lead. Still, the numbers are very nice. Beating the 'evil' P4/Rambus combo!

Final Conclusions:

So what can be said about the XMS2400 DDR from Corsair? Well in my mind it's simply amazing!

The PC2400 rating that Corsair give their XMS memory is very conservative; everywhere on the web, people have been hitting 166 MHz FSB+ with the same memory, and this stick of XMS didn't disappoint. In fact, it topped every stick of RAM we had here in the office!

While Corsair has done a excellent job with their XMS PC2400 DDR RAM, it does beg the question "do you need it?" 150 MHz FSB isn't a JEDEC standard, and since it's rated to run at 166 MHz FSB, this memory is really only catering towards tweakers and overclockers.

Perhaps it's time for Corsair to "officially" embrace their more wild side and endorse overclocking as much as their memory does!

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Contents of Article: Corsair Micro PC2400 DDR
 Pg 1.  Corsair XMS PC2400 DDR RAM Review
 Pg 2.  Test System Spec's / Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  — Quake III Arena Benchmarks and Conclusions

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