OCZ PC3500 Platinum: A Return to the Fastest Timingsby Wesley Fink on October 30, 2003 11:33 PM EST
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Performance Test ConfigurationThe Memory testbed for evaluating the OCZ PC3500 Platinum is the same used in our earlier reviews of DDR500 and other High-Speed Memory.
OCZ 4200EL: Tops in Memory performance
Mushkin PC4000 High Performance: DDR500 PLUS
Corsair TwinX1024-4000 PRO: Improving DDR500 Performance
Mushkin & Adata: 2 for the Fast-Timings Lane
Searching for the Memory Holy Grail — Part 2
All test conditions were as close as possible to those in our earlier memory reviews.
|INTEL 875P Performance Test Configuration|
|Processor(s):||Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz (800MHz FSB)|
|RAM:||2 x 512MB OCZ PC3500 Platinum (DS)
2 x 512MB OCZ 4200EL(DS)
2 x 512MB Mushkin PC4000 High Performance (DS)
2 x 512MB Corsair TwinX4000 PRO (DS)
2 x 512MB Mushkin Level II PC3500 (DS)
2 x 256Mb Adata DDR450 (SS)
2 x 512MB Adata PC4000 (DS)
2 x 512MB Corsair PC4000 (DS)
2 x 512MB Geil PC4000 (DS)
4 x 256MB Kingston PC4000 (SS)
2 x 256MB Kingston PC4000 (SS)
2 x 512MB OCZ PC4000 (DS)
4 x 256MB OCZ PC3700 GOLD (DS)
|Hard Drives||2 Western Digital Raptor Serial ATA 36.7GB 10,000 rpm drives in an Intel ICH5R RAID configuration|
|PCI/AGP Speed||Fixed at 33/66|
|Bus Master Drivers:||875P Intel INF Update v5.00.1012, SATA RAID drivers installed, but IAA not installed|
|Video Card(s):||ATI 9800 PRO 128MB, 128MB aperture, 1024x768x32|
|Video Drivers:||ATI Catalyst 3.8|
|Power Supply:||Vantec Stealth 470Watt Aluminum|
|Operating System(s):||Windows XP Professional SP1|
|Motherboards:||Asus P4C800-E (875) with 1011 Release BIOS|
OCZ targets their PC3500 Platinum at the Intel 875/865 enthusiast. Since the PC3500 Platinum is not targeted at Athlon, performance on an Athlon nForce2 Ultra 400 was not tested.
Test SettingsThe following settings were tested with OCZ PC3500 Platinum:
- 800FSB/DDR400 — the highest stock speed supported on 875/865 motherboards.
- 866FSB/DDR433 — the specified rating of OCZ PC3500 Platinum.
- Highest Stable Overclock — the highest settings that we could achieve with this memory and other memory that we have tested.