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GeIL PC3500 Dual Channel Memory Kit Review

GeIL PC3500 Dual Channel Memory Kit Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Last year GeIL was a relatively unknown company in North America, and now they are certainly giving the "big guns" like Corsair and Mushkin a good run for the money in the performance segment.
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External Mfg. Website: GeIL Apr 11 2003   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: Sandra 2003, PCmark 2003

PCStats Test System Specs #1:

Computer Hardware:

Processor:

AthlonXP 3000+

Clock Speed:

13 x 166 MHz = 2.17 GHz

10.5 x 208 MHz = 2.18 GHz

Motherboards: Epox 8RGA+
Chipset: nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 CAS2
2x 256MB OCZ PC2700 DC DDR
2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 DC DDR

Hard Drive: 20GB Maxtor DiamondMax+
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: Thermalright SK-6 W/40CFM YS Tech
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Software Setup WindowsXP Build 2600
nForce 2.03
ATi Catalyst 3.1

PCStats Test System Specs #2:

Computer Hardware:

Processor:

Pentium 4 1.6A

Clock Speed:

16 x 133 MHz = 2.13 GHz*

16 x 170 MHz = 2.72 GHz**

Motherboards: Abit IT7 MAX2 Rev2
Chipset: i845PE
Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

Memory:

2x 256MB Crucial PC3200

Hard Drive: 20GB Maxtor DiamondMax+
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: Swiftech MCW5000-P
PowerSupply: Enermax 550W PSU
Software Setup WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF's 4.30
ATi Catalyst 3.1
Benchmarks

SiSoft Sandra 2003 Pro
PCMark2002
3DMark2001 SE
Quake III Arena
UT2003

* - At 133 MHz FSB we were using the 3/4 memory divider which means memory was running 354 MHz and was using 2-2-2-5 memory timings.

** - At 1570 MHz FSB with the 3/4 memory divider enabled, memory was running 453 MHz

Sisoft Sandra 2003 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 2003 Benchmark Results

Memory Benchmark (FSB/Memory)

AMD/ALU

1. Integer ALU - 2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (166/333 MHz) 2581 MB/s
2. Integer ALU - 2x 256MB OCZ PC2700 EL (166/333 MHz) 2575 MB/s
3. Integer ALU - 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (166/333 MHz) 2584 MB/s
4. Integer ALU - 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (208/416 MHz) 3172 MB/s

Intel/ALU

5

Integer ALU - 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (133/354 MHz)

2699 MB/s
6 Integer ALU - 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (170/453 MHz) 3479 MB/s

AMD/FPU

1. Float FPU - 2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (166/333 MHz) 2449 MB/s
2. Float FPU - 2x 256MB OCZ PC2700 EL (166/333 MHz) 2454 MB/s
3. Float FPU - 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (166/333 MHz) 2478 MB/s
4. Float FPU - 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (208/416 MHz)

2967 MB/s

Intel/ALU

5. Integer ALU - 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (133/354 MHz) 2698 MB/s
6. Integer ALU - 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (170/453 MHz) 3479 MB/s

Here we see at stock speeds the GeIL perform on par with the Corsair and OCZ memory. Bandwidth goes up quite high when overclocked!

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

AMD Memory (FSB/Memory)

Score

Ranking

1 2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (166/333 MHz) 5904
2. 2x 256MB OCZ PC2700 EL (166/333 MHz) 5904
3. 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (166/333 MHz) 5864
4. 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (208/416 MHz) 6712

Intel Memory (FSB/Memory)

1. 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (133/354 MHz) 6304
2. 2x 256MB GeIL PC3500 (170/453 MHz) 7952

Here the GeIL scores just below the Corsair and OCZ DIMM's at stock speeds. Overclocking brings a substantial performance boost. It's no surprise the Intel rig has more bandwidth then the AMD based systems.

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Contents of Article: GeIL PC3500
 Pg 1.  GeIL PC3500 Dual Channel Memory Kit Review
 Pg 2.  — Benchmarks: Sandra 2003, PCmark 2003
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001SE, QIII Arena
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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