Page 1:The New Mainstream Standard?
Page 2:Tomorrow's Bandwidth...Today!
Page 3:Speed Vs. Latency: Myths And Facts
Page 4:10 Kits For Your Consideration
Page 5:Kingston ValueRAM PC3-10600
Page 6:Kingston HyperX PC3-11000
Page 7:Mushkin Enhanced EM3-10666
Page 8:OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum Edition
Page 9:OCZ PC3-10666 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth
Page 10:PDP Patriot Extreme Performance PC3-10666 Low Latency
Page 11:Super Talent PC3-10600 CL8
Page 12:Wintec AMPX PC3-10600
Page 13:SPD Timing Comparison
Page 14:Test Settings: Overclocking Comparison
Page 15:Overclocking Results
Page 16:Overclocking Results, Continued
Page 17:Boot Straps, I.e., Intel's "Wrench In The Works"
Page 18:Test Settings: Lowest Stable Latencies
Page 19:Test Settings: Lowest Stable Latencies, Continued
Page 20:Lowest Latency Test Results
Page 21:Lowest Latency Benchmark Results
Page 22:Audio Conversion
Page 25:Synthetics, Continued
PDP Patriot Extreme Performance PC3-10666 Low Latency
PDP Patriot sent us its part number PDC34G1333LLK, were the LLK at the model number's end stands for low latency (dual-channel) kit. Offering the same CAS 7 timings as Kingston's high-end HyperX and OCZ's midrange Platinum Edition, these modules also provide something we didn't see in the other kits: 4 GB of capacity. While most brands offer 4.0 GB kits to customers, Patriot is on the only one to supply this capacity for an overclocking and under-latency competition.
That Patriot is confident enough to supply high-capacity modules for a speed race says a lot about its confidence in these parts, as tight timings and high speeds become more difficult to accomplish as capacities are increased. Like Kingston and OCZ, however, the company suggests that builders should enter BIOS and raise DIMM voltage from 1.50 to 1.70 volts before manually setting the rated DDR3-1333 speed for its 7-7-7-20 timings.
In fact, a DDR3-1333 SPD value isn't even found in Patriot's SPD table, but the 7-7-7-20 timings are found for operation at DDR3-1066 (533 MHz clock) using a system's default 1.50 volts. For builders who are comfortable in BIOS, the change is usually as simple as setting the speed and voltage using the detected 533 MHz timings.
A 457 MHz (DDR3-914) SPD value is also found, which allows FSB-800 processors to operate with DDR3-800 memory speed via automatic configuration prior to any manual BIOS changes.
Lacking any DDR3-SPD values, our sample kit defaulted to DDR3-1066 on both Gigabyte and Asus motherboards using FSB-1333 and FSB-1600 processors.
- The New Mainstream Standard?
- Tomorrow's Bandwidth...Today!
- Speed Vs. Latency: Myths And Facts
- 10 Kits For Your Consideration
- Kingston ValueRAM PC3-10600
- Kingston HyperX PC3-11000
- Mushkin Enhanced EM3-10666
- OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum Edition
- OCZ PC3-10666 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth
- PDP Patriot Extreme Performance PC3-10666 Low Latency
- Super Talent PC3-10600 CL8
- Wintec AMPX PC3-10600
- SPD Timing Comparison
- Test Settings: Overclocking Comparison
- Overclocking Results
- Overclocking Results, Continued
- Boot Straps, I.e., Intel's "Wrench In The Works"
- Test Settings: Lowest Stable Latencies
- Test Settings: Lowest Stable Latencies, Continued
- Lowest Latency Test Results
- Lowest Latency Benchmark Results
- Audio Conversion
- Synthetics, Continued