OCZ VX Revisited: DDR Updates on DFI nForce4by Wesley Fink on March 30, 2005 12:05 AM EST
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Test Results: Crucial Ballistix PC3200Crucial gets a new lease on life on the DFI nForce4 motherboards with memory performance that blows past our previous results with Ballistix on A64.
|Crucial PC3200 Ballistix (DDR400) - 2 x 512Mb Double-Bank|
|CPU Ratio at 2.4GHz||Memory Speed||Memory Timings
|Sandra UNBuffered||Sandra Standard Buffered||Super PI 2M places
(time in sec)
|Wolfenstein - Radar - Enemy Territory
|Highest CPU/Mem Performance||2.5-3-3-6
We were able to reach stable memory speeds in the 295 to 300 CPU speed range (DDR590 to DDR600) at slower timings, but the best combination of Memory Speed/CPU Speed/Performance was achieved at 10x280. At 10x280 (2.8GHz) and the still excellent timings of 2.5-3-3-6, Crucial Ballistix turns in performance equivalent to VX at 10x267 2-2-2-6. There is no doubt that the Athlon 64 platform can be a very good match to Crucial Ballistix. When price is considered, Ballistix is still a very attractive choice on the latest nForce4 platforms. It is also interesting that as a memory chip, the Micron chips used in Ballistix are very close in performance to the Winbond chips used in VX at the same timings and speed.