by Rob Williams on December 4, 2006 in Memory
Super Talent impressed us earlier this year with their PC2-6400 enthusiast kit. Their latest product features DDR2-1000 speeds with a tight CAS latency of 4. Will they impress us once again?
Sandra is one of those applications that enthusiasts are not foolish enough to leave out of their toolbox. It’s not only a memory benchmarking tool, but can test the performance of anything else in your system. They have recently updated their application to XI, which resulted in a small redesign of the app.
At stock speeds we managed to hit the 9500 area which is nice to see, and at our “max” overclock we well broke through 10K.
Before you take any creedance in our unbuffered results, please take a quick look at our precise settings. We disable a lot of CPU related optimizations to truly see the power the ram has. Breaking 6K at our max overclock is a sweet deal. It’s effectively 25% “faster” than stock DDR2-800 settings.
Everest 3.5 Read/Write Tests
Everest is another popular benchmarking tool, but primarily handles memory and CPU, in addition to some disk testing. One thing to note with Everest is that with each new version, the results in the tests can change drastically. That being the case, results from 3.0 cannot be compared to results from 3.5.
Thanks to my wimpy 4600+ CPU, I could not muster a 10K Everest score. However, we did pass through 9K with ease. 3.0GHz on the CPU should be able to push it over 10K, but that’s not what is important here ;-)
The results above were gathered after three runs of the latency test on each setting. Since each run can prove to make up a 1.0ns difference, I simply grabbed the average from the three. We came so close to breaking the 40ns mark, on both modules. It was a tease, let me tell you.
Without a doubt, Sciencemark has proven to be one of my favorite CPU and memory benching tools. Oddly enough, the developers behind the program seem to have lost their domain, so it’s unlikely we will ever see a Sciencemark 3. It’s too bad too, considering it gives far more in-depth results than anything else out there.
Neither kit had a definite advantage, but the Super Talent kit took the crown for three out of four runs.