Lots of memory manufacturers have tried their hand at custom heat spreaders, but most don’t usually make much of a noticeable difference. Being the innovators that OCZ are, they have delivered a very unique new spreader, that incorporates a honeycomb design to aide with better heat transfer. We are taking a look at their Gold GX PC3200 1GB kit.
Looking at the 240HTT at 2.88GHz, it really shows that this is a CPU dependent test as well, since there’s a 643 point difference between 2.4GHz and 2.88GHz at the same memory speed. But the memory is able to handle that OC perfectly and deliver us over 7,000 in SANDRA, and that’s what matters. The fact that it’s so stable at 2-2-2 continues to impress me.
These benchmarks are to be taken lightly, as the comparison modules are using different timings and speeds. It can be used to give a general idea of the differences you’d see going from this 1GB kit to a Ballistix 1GB or to a Corsair 2GB. For Half-Life, this 1GB actually performed better than the other ones. It proved to give us an additional 7FPS over the Corsair 2GB kit, which was using a higher HTT.
This Quake IV chart should be taken even lighter, as the 1GB kits were running the game at High Quality, while the Corsair 2GB ran through at Ultra Quality. I have tested both 1GB kits at various timings and speeds, but none of them would remotely run Q4 at Ultra Quality. Again though, these modules proved to be faster than the Crucial 1GB kit at higher speeds.