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Corsair XMS PC3200 DDR400 Memory Review

Corsair XMS PC3200 DDR400 Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: When one wants premium quality memory, there are only a few names that come to mind first; Mushkin, Crucial and Corsair.
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Filed under: Memory Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Corsair Sep 23 2002   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Memory > Corsair PC3200 DDR

Benchmarks: Sandra 2002, PCMark 2002

PCStats Test System Specs:

Computer Hardware:

Processor:

AMD AthlonXP 2000+

Clock Speed:

12.5 x 133 MHz = 1.66 GHz

8 x 215 MHz = 1.72 GHz

Motherboards: Epox 8K5A2+
Chipset: VIA KT333
Videocard:

MSI GeForce4 Ti4600

Memory:

256MB Crucial PC2700
256MB Corsair XMS3200 CAS2

Hard Drive: 40GB Samsung SP4004H
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: Thermalright SK-6 W/40CFM YS Tech
PowerSupply: Antec 400W PSU
Software Setup WindowsXP Build 2600
VIA 4in1 4.42V
DetonatorXP 30.82
Benchmarks

SiSoft Sandra 2002 Pro
PCMark2002
3DMark2001 SE
Quake III Arena

Sisoft Sandra 2002 Pro 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 2002 Benchmark Results

Memory Benchmark (FSB/Memory)

ALU

1. Integer ALU - 256MB Crucial PC2700 (133/333 MHz) 2057 MB/s
2. Integer ALU - 256MB Corsair XMS3200 (133/333 MHz) 2060 MB/s
3. Integer ALU - 256MB Corsair XMS3200 (215/430 MHz) 3015 MB/s

FPU

1. Float FPU - 256MB Crucial PC2700 (133/333 MHz) 1999 MB/s
2. Float FPU - 256MB Corsair XMS3200 (133/333 MHz) 2010 MB/s
3. Float FPU - 256MB Corsair XMS3200 (215/430 MHz)

2725 MB/s

At stock speeds, the memory is about the same speed as the Crucial PC2700, but overclocking gives a huge boost in available bandwidth!

PCMark 2002 Source: MadOnion

PCMark is a new benchmark from our pals at MadOnion which a whole system benchmark. It 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. This benchmark was released March 12, 2002 and can be downloaded from Madonion if you would like to give it a test run on your computer for comparisons sake...

PCMark2002 Benchmark Results

Memory (FSB/Memory)

Score

Ranking

1 256MB Crucial PC2700 (133/333 MHz) 3410
2. 256MB Corsair XMS3200 (133/333 MHz) 3405
3. 256MB Corsair XMS3200 (215/430 MHz) 4569

PCMark's memory benchmark paints the same picture as SiSoft Sandra... Let's see if the system can take advantage of this extra bandwidth!

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Contents of Article: Corsair PC3200 DDR
 Pg 1.  Corsair XMS PC3200 DDR400 Memory Review
 Pg 2.  — Benchmarks: Sandra 2002, PCMark 2002
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark 2001SE, QIII Arena
 Pg 4.  The Conclusions

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