by Rob Williams on March 6, 2007 in Memory
OCZ is on the top of their game, which is evident just by taking a look at their recent inventory. I will be taking a look at their latest high-end kit today, which utilize the new water-cooling capable heat spreaders.
Next on the list is Everest 3.5, with it’s read/write and latency tests. We broke through the 8K mark in our read tests and came quite close to 6K in our write. These benchmarks are heavily CPU bound as well though, so the higher your CPU frequency, the better effects your memory overclocks will have.
The latency results were a big surprise to me, as our top overclock obliterated the stock speed with a full 9ns gain, despite using identical timings. In fact, stock latencies were equalled to DDR2-800 4-4-4 settings, oddly enough.
Sciencemark showed similar results to what we saw with our Sandra tests with obvious benefits with our top overclock.
Lastly we have Super Pi, using the 8 million setting. This benchmark is heavily CPU bound like a few others, but faster memory is beneficial. More so with tighter timings than higher frequencies, however.
Finally, let’s wrap up the review with some comparisons and our final thoughts.