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Corsair PC3200 XL Low Latency RAM Review
By: Memphist0
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    Table of Contents:
  • Corsair PC3200 XL Low Latency RAM Review
  • The Modules
  • Test System Setup
  • Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra and AIDA32
  • Benchmarks: PiFast and RazorLame
  • Benchmarks: 3DMark01 and Unreal Tournament 2003
  • Conclusion

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    Corsair PC3200 XL Low Latency RAM Review - Benchmarks: 3DMark01 and Unreal Tournament 2003

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    Corsair PC3200XL Low Latency RAM Review

    The lower latencies net the PC3200 XL about 500 points in 3DMark01. While 3DMark01 was originally a video card test, video cards have become so powerful that the benchmark is CPU/memory limited and has become primarily a benchmark of system performance. 3DMark01 is also based on the same game engine as Max Payne, therefore giving a strong indication of the improvement that could be gained in DirectX 8 games.

    Corsair PC3200XL Low Latency RAM Review

    The PC3200 XL manages to maintain a lead of the higher latency TwinX PC4400 even though it is running with the 5:4 ratio, 20% slower than the PC4400.

    Unreal Tournament 2003

    Corsair PC3200XL Low Latency RAM Review

    The lower timings of the PC3200 XL equates into about an average of 4 frames per second in the Unreal game engine. It is nice to see the real benefit of the PC3200 XL. It is nice to see strong performance in synthetic benchmarks, but it is the real world tests that will get us to spend extra money for this memory.

    Corsair PC3200XL Low Latency RAM Review

    Very little difference here between the two memory modules. The PC4400 does have a slight edge in the High FPS, but the average and the low frames per second are virtually identical. It is amazing how the low latencies can make up for the memory running at 100MHz (DDR) slower.

    All overclocking results with memtest86, Prime95, and game play for at least a 24 hour period. Increasing the voltage above 2.8 volts (2.7 V actual) did not yield any better results.

    TimingsHighest Front Side Bus
    CAS 2 (2-2-2-5)216 MHz - DDR432
    CAS 2.5 (2.5-3-3-6)249 MHz - DDR498
    CAS 3 (3-4-4-8)250 MHz - DDR500

    As you can see the PC3200 XL memory modules still have quite a bit of room in them to go to higher speeds. 216MHz was obtained in this system setup, and there are reports of the modules being pushed to 220MHz. The CAS 2.5 results were very impressive, basically reaching PC4000 speeds. Going to CAS 3 didn't show much improvement, only 1 MHz.

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