The New Arms Race: DDR3-1800 RAM

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750

Our Core 2 Duo E6750 was capable of running at up to 530 MHz FSB speed (FSB2120) and beyond 3.3 GHz core clock speed. We reduced the x8 multiplier to x6 for our testing to avoid the CPU core becoming a bottleneck.

Benchmarks And Settings

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Benchmarks and Settings
Call Of Duty 2Version: 1.3 RetailVideo Mode: 1280x960Anti Aliasing: 4xGraphics Card: mediumTimedemo demo2
Quake 4Version: 1.2 (Dual-Core Patch)Video Mode: 1280x1024Video Quality: HighTHG Timedemo waste.maptimedemo demo8.demo 1 (1 = load textures)
TMPEG 3.0 ExpressVersion: (no Audio)182 MB VOB MPEG2-source (704x576) 16:9
DivX 6.6Version: 6.6Profile: High Definition ProfileMultipass, 3000 kbit/sEncoding mode: Insane Quality
XviD 1.1.3Version: 1.1.3Encoding type: Twopass - Single passProfile @ Level: DXN HT PALTarget size (kbytes): 570000
Mainconcept H.264 v2Version 2.1260 MB MPEG-2 source (1920x1080) 16:9Codec: H.264Mode: NTSCAudio: AACProfile: HighStream: Program
WinrarVersion 3.7 (Multi-Core)(303 MB, 47 Files, 2 Folders)Compression = BestDictionary = 4096 kB
Autodesk 3D Studio MaxVersion: 8.0Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"rendering HTDV 1920x1080
EverestVersion 4.00.976Cache & Memory Benchmark
PCMark05 ProVersion: 1.2.0CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2008Version 2008.1.12.30Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
Windows Media Player 10Version:

For Comparison: DDR3-1333 At JEDEC Standards

To have a performance comparison between the two DDR3-1800 DIMMs and conventional DDR3 memory at the same FSB and core clock speed, we used the OCZ memory and reduced the clock speed to DDR3-1350 (this was as close to 1333 as we could get) at CL9-9-9-26 timings. This resembles the JEDEC requirements for DDR3 memory at 1333 speed. Most retail PCs that weren't designed for enthusiasts are typically equipped with this sort of standard memory.