The idea that there could be "jack of all trades" memory
is a new one; in the past we either had to buy into the low latency or high
speed fads. With this set of DDR2 memory, the
best of both worlds is at hand.
Patriot Memory's top secret PDC22G8000ELK DDR2 memory
is pretty amazing. Depending on the what the user wants, this memory can run at
lower speeds with tight DDR2 memory timings or loosening things up
and unleash its MHz overclocking potential. Enthusiasts looking to score a
set of PDC22G8000ELK will have to wait since it hasn't quite reach the retail
markets as of this writting, but should be available soon.
you've seen from the benchmark results, higher frequencies do not always
equal better performance. In some instances where the Patriot
PDC22G8000ELK was running at DDR2-667 with tight timings, it would outperform
some of the competition's faster memory modules. As PCSTATS has said in the
past, speed isn't everything and timings play a key role in performance.
The Patriot PDC22G8000ELK is not just quick around the
corners, in a drag race it's also pretty fast. With loose timings, the
PDC22G8000ELK memory kit hit 1020 MHz with 5-5-5 timings. It's very possible
that the Intel Pentium D 840 processor we used in the test platform is
actually holding the Patriot memory from further greatness in this
With AMD's upcoming Socket AM2 Athlon64's supporting
DDR-2 RAM, the 2GB Patriot PDC22G8000ELK DDR2-1000 memory is probably the most
versatile set of DDR2 DIMMs uncovered thus far. The low latencies should keep
AMD AM2 users happy once that CPU launches, and its ability to clock sky
high will keep current Intel users satisfied as well. Keep in mind that the
memory tested today is an engineering sample, and when the memory is available
in the retail market it may be more refined. If you're looking for some new
DDR2 RAM, Patriot Memory's PDC22G8000ELK kit it's definitely
worth the wait.
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