Hot off the energy from our Athlon 64 X2 4200+ and Sempron 3400+ Linux benchmarks, today we have looked at AMD's DDR2 performance with their Socket AM2 with a slew of benchmarks.
1 June 2006
OCZ Technology once again has hit the market with another innovative creation. Satisfying our benchmarking craves this afternoon is the OCZ DDR2 PC2-8000 Platinum XTC Enhanced Latency. Will these 1GHz DDR2 modules be the next step in desktop computing?
4 May 2006
Last year we had the Ultra PC2-5300 memory from Golden Emperor International LTD. This memory ran respectively at DDR2-667MHz and it had maxed out at DDR2-843MHz speeds. Since then GeIL has released a new set of memory modules -- GeIL Value PC2-8000 DDR2 Dual Channel Kit. Today we have the modules that are rated to run at 1.0GHz and are designed to break the performance barrier with Intel 955X Chipsets. We have cradled the GeIL DDR2-1000MHz modules inside of an Abit AW8-MAX v1.0 and are taking these modules for the ride of their life.
5 March 2006
Back on the first of this year, we had OCZ Technology's EL PC-4000 2GB Gold GX XTC in our penguin testing labs, and overall it fared quite well along with being accompanied by the new Xtreme Thermal Convection heatspreader. Now a week later, we are back with more GX XTC testing but now we have their recently released DDR2 modules. How do these new PC2-4200 modules perform? Well we had no troubles pushing them past DDR2-736MHz with the default being 533MHz.
9 January 2006
OCZ's latest XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders have been receiving a fair amount of praise around the Internet, but barely any have actually bothered to dissect and explore the aluminum and mesh cooling device. With us today we have the EL DDR PC-4000 Gold GX XTC 2GB kit from the folks over at OCZ Technology.
1 January 2006
Up on the review block today is OCZ Technology's EB DDR PC-4000 2 x 1024MB Platinum Edition. Although we have seen countless reports under Windows XP on how an extra 1024MB of system memory can be beneficial, in particular games and applications, we have done this comparison with the Linux 2.6.14 kernel and have discovered some intriguing results.
25 November 2005
Golden Emperor International Ltd, or better known as GeIL, has facilities located in the United States, Taiwan, and China since they began offering their wares in 1997. Although GeIL may not be making as many product launches as the folks over at OCZ or Corsair, they have made their share of memory advancements. Up for review today is GeIL's Ultra PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 Ultra 2 x 512MB Dual Channel Kit.
21 November 2005
Although Corsair's XMS2 TWIN2X1024-8000UL memory modules, which are rated for 1000MHz compatibility on Intel-based motherboards, have taken some of the spotlight away from their famed TWIN2X1024A-5400UL modules, these DDR2-667 modules continue to be popular with enthusiasts due to their cheaper price point and phenomenal overclocking abilities. While sticking to its DDR2-675MHz speeds the memory can run at impressive 3-2-2-8 timings, and when loosening the timings they can breach the 1GHz barrier. Of course, none other than Micron's "Fatbody" D9 ICs powers these modules.
31 October 2005
When it comes to system memory, Crucial Technology is a name that comes to mind for many enthusiasts. Unlike a majority of the other system memory manufacturers, Crucial employs its own DRAM chips manufactured by their parent company - Micron Technology. Not only does Crucial utilize Micron chips on its memory modules but it also brings fourth superior technical support and competitive prices. Up for testing in this article is Crucial's Ballistix DDR2-800 PC2-6400 2 x 512MB memory modules.
25 October 2005
Transcend designs their system memory modules to be simple and aren't engrossed by heatspreaders or any unconventional features but simply remains on target for the normal PC hobbyist, however, will the Elpida E5108AE-5C-E ICs be able to perform anywhere close to the extravagant overclocking abilities we experienced previously by the Elpida E5108AE-6E-E parts? We'll find out today in this review and just how well these DDR2-533 modules fair for normal computer usage.
24 September 2005
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