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
OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum Edition
Like Kingston, OCZ wants to appeal to the largest group of DDR3-1333 buyers by offering multiple models. Unlike Kingston, the "lesser" kit supplied by OCZ actually represents the company's midrange parts, with the same CAS 7 timings as its competitor's high-end parts.
That's right, price shoppers will find an even cheaper Gold kit from OCZ, but the firm's midrange Platinum Edition provides timings of 7-7-7-20. These are not just rated timings that require messing with BIOS to achieve, but are also found in the SPD values of this part number OCZ3P13332GK dual-channel 2 x1 GB kit.
But this is where things get a little strange; OCZ's Platinum Series is actually rated to run its full performance values at 1.70 volts, yet its SPD table allows these timings to be set at 1.50 volts. OCZ is one of the companies that historically have provided modules that simply weren't bootable on some systems because its SPD values were too tight to operate at a motherboard's default voltage (1.50 volts for DDR3).
The great news is that our modules were able to operate stably at full-rated timings without manually increasing the voltage from motherboard default 1.50 to OCZ's recommended 1.70 volts. This was true for both our Gigabyte and Asus motherboards.
An SPD value of 761 MHz (DDR3-1522) at 8-8-8-23 timings provides extra room for new overclockers who are not yet familiar with manual changes, while SPD values for 571 MHz and 476 MHz translate downward to DDR3-1066 and DDR3-800 for lower FSB 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