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Corsair TwinX 1024-3200LL Memory Review

Corsair TwinX 1024-3200LL Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: There's no question that if you want the best memory in the world there is a very short list of capable manufacturers from which to choose, and Corsair Memory is one of them.
 90% Rating:   
Filed under: Memory Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Corsair May 27 2003   Colin Sun  
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System Spec's and benchmarks

PCStats Test System Specs #1:

Computer Hardware:

Processor:

AthlonXP 3000+

Clock Speed:

13 x 166 MHz = 2.17 GHz

10 x 220 MHz = 2.2 GHz

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

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

Memory:

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL

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 3.2

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 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL

Hard Drive: 40GB Maxtor D740X
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: Swiftech MCW5000-PT
PowerSupply: Enermax 550W PSU
Software Setup WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF's 4.30
ATi Catalyst 3.2
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 165 MHz FSB with the 3/4 memory divider enabled we were running 454 MHz with 2-2-2-5 timings.

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 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (166/333 MHz) 2573 MB/s
2. Integer ALU - 2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (220/440 MHz) 3415 MB/s

Intel/ALU

4.

Integer ALU - 2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (133/354 MHz)

2705 MB/s
5. Integer ALU - 2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (170/454 MHz) 3612 MB/s

AMD/FPU

1. Float FPU - 2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (166/333 MHz) 2449 MB/s
2. Float FPU - 2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (220/440 MHz) 3127 MB/s

Intel/FPU

4.

Float FPU - 2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (133/354 MHz)

2706 MB/s
5. Float FPU - 2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (170/454 MHz) 3612 MB/s

As you can see there are some nice bandwidth increases due to overclocking. Let's see if this translate into some real world performance boosts.

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 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (166/333 MHz) 5904
2. 2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (220/440 MHz) 6974

Intel Memory (FSB/Memory)

1. 2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (133/354 MHz) 6312
2. 2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL (170/454 MHz) 8135

At stock speeds, the Corsair TwinX 3200LL performs on par with what we would expect. Overclocking really boosts memory score!

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Contents of Article: Corsair TwinX 1024-3200LL
 Pg 1.  Corsair TwinX 1024-3200LL Memory Review
 Pg 2.  — System Spec's and benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001SE, Quake III Arena
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusion

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