by Rob Williams on March 12, 2007 in Memory
Kingston is not willing to allow other performance memory companies hog all the limelight. Their current line-up proves that point well. Today we are taking a look at their screaming fast PC2-9200 ram. Let’s see how it compares to the competition.
Everest is another great benchmarking tool, although it doesn’t offer the same sheer amount of customization as Sandra does. We run three tests here, the Read, Write and Latency. Read/Write is similar to what Sandra spits out for the Buffered tests, while latency refers to the amount of time that it takes for the computer to grab data from the RAM. The higher the CPU frequency here, the better the overall latency. The same goes for tighter timings… they help out a lot in this test.
Here, we can see just how much of a difference the CPU speed can make when it comes to the Read. While it doesn’t affect the Write as much, the Read is noticeably affected.
Nothing too surprising here, although the move from stock to our max overclock made a big 7ns difference.
Though it’s no longer in development, Sciencemark is a tool I still like to keep in my chest… err thumb drive. It gives results far more in-depth than other benchmarking programs out there, although you’d have to be an engineer to care for -all- the information it delivers. It generates a bandwidth result just like Everest and Sandra does, and is effected by higher CPU clocks.
Once again here we can see that extra CPU power affects the average MB/s quite a bit. Almost 500MB/s are gained from stock to overclock.
Super Pi 1.5 Mod
This is not a memory benchmark per se, but rather one that stresses a single core of your CPU to it’s full potential. Because it crunches such an insane amount of digits, tighter timings and faster memory generally offers better results. We choose to run with an 8 million test, as anything lower flies by too fast on a Core 2 Duo and it’s hard to generally see the differences that way.
With the help of our max overclock, we crunched 8 million digits in 3 minutes and 39 seconds. Let’s finish off with comparisons to other performance kits.