1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

OCZ DDR2-1000 Platinum XTC EL

Michael Larabel

Published on 4 May 2006
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 3 of 9 - Comment On This Article

Performance:

For carrying out the DDR2 memory benchmarks, we turned to our usual i955X candidate -- the Abit AW8. Below is the rundown of system components used during the benchmarking process.

Hardware Components
Processor: Intel Pentium D 820 (2.80GHz)
Motherboard: Abit AW8 (i955X + ICH7R)
Memory: 2 x 1GB OCZ DDR2-1000
2 x 512MB GeIL DDR2-800
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT 256MB
Hard Drives: Seagate 160GB SATA2 7200.9
Optical Drives: Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM
Power Supply: Sytrin Nextherm PSU460 460W
Software Components
Operating System: Fedora Core 5
Linux Kernel: 2.6.16-1.2096_FC5 SMP (x86_64)
GCC - GNU Compiler: 4.1.0
Graphics Driver: NVIDIA 1.0-8756
X.Org: 7.1.0

For benchmarking the modules, the Linux slab of programs consisted of Enemy Territory, Doom 3, LAME, FreeBench, and RAMspeed. This article also serves as our first Fedora Core 5 memory review. As always, the memory stability was largely answered through running memtest86+ v1.65. Below is the rundown of CPU and memory settings at which the OCZ Technology PC2-8000 Platinum XTC EL was tested, as well as a comparison GeIL 2 x 512 MB DDR2-800 kit.

2800MHz (200MHz x 14) - DDR2-667MHz @ 5-5-5-15 - 1.90V
2800MHz (200MHz x 14) - DDR2-800MHz @ 5-5-5-15 - 2.00V
3220MHz (230MHz x 14) - DDR2-920MHz @ 5-5-5-15 - 2.20V
Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800: 2800MHz (200MHz x 14) - DDR2-800MHz @ 5-5-5-15 - 2.00V

While the OCZ2P10002GK part is rated for DDR2-1000MHz at 5-5-5-15, using the Abit AW8 we were unable to attain these frequencies using the Abit AW8, for which is the basis of a majority of our current and past DDR2 memory tests. However, we had also installed the OCZ memory inside of an Abit AW8-MAX, which is similar to the AW8 vanilla with the exception of a few alternations and extra ASICs. With the AW8-MAX setup, we had no problems reaching DDR2-1000MHz with 5-5-5 timings and a Pentium D 820 running at 3.50GHz. Even on air-cooling, we were able to push this memory a bit past 1.00GHz, but not by far.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Trying The Configurable 45 Watt TDP With AMD's A10-7800 / A6-7400K
  2. Sumo's Omni Gets Reloaded
  3. AMD A10-7800 & A6-7400K APUs Run Great On Linux
  4. Radeon Gallium3D Is Running Increasingly Well Against AMD's Catalyst Driver
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Intel Sandy Bridge Gets A Surprise Boost From Linux 3.17
  2. Open-Source Radeon Graphics Have Some Improvements On Linux 3.17
  3. CPUFreq Scaling Tests With AMD's Kaveri On Linux 3.16
  4. Enabling HyperZ Is Still An Easy Way For Faster RadeonSI Performance
Latest Linux News
  1. NVIDIA Releases CUDA 6.5 As A Huge Update
  2. GNOME 3.14 Beta Makes GLSL Optional, Supports Wayland Gesture/Touch Events
  3. KDE Software Compilation 4.14 Released
  4. The Many Things You Can Build With A Raspberry Pi
  5. AMD's Catalyst Linux Driver Preparing For A World Without An X Server?
  6. Khronos Publishes Its Slides About OpenGL-Next
  7. Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel
  8. Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT
  9. LXQt 0.8 Is Being Released Soon
  10. Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Remote gui not accessible in Phoronix Test Suite 5.2
  2. The dangers of Linux kernel development
  3. Dead Island for Linux (?)
  4. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  5. AMD Offers Mantle For OpenGL-Next, Pushes Mantle To Workstations
  6. Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month
  7. OpenGL 4.5 Released With New Features
  8. Updated graphics drivers for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS