The Test

Performance Test Configuration

Intel Pentium 4 2.26GHz
256MB Samsung DDR333 CAS2.5 Modules
256MB Kingston DDR333 CAS2.5 Modules
256MB Twinmos DDR400 CAS2.5 Modules
256MB Mushkin DDR400 CAS2.5 Modules
256MB Corsair DDR400 CAS2.0 Modules
Hard Drive(s):
Western Digital 120GB 7200 RPM Special Edition (8MB Buffer)
Bus Master Drivers:
Intel Application Accelerator v2.2.2
SiS Chipset Patches
Video Card(s):
ASUS V8460 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
Video Drivers:
NVIDIA Detonator 30.82
Operation System(s):
Windows XP Professional
ASUS P4B533-E (845E)
ASUS P4T533-C (850E)
ECS L4S8A (SiS 648)
Gigabyte 8SG667 (SiS 648)

All performance tests were run using a 256MB Corsair XMS DDR400 module set to CAS 2-2-2-5 timings. Any other performance-enhancing timings (like Command Rate or Bank Interleave) were enabled in motherboards that contained such timings.

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