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 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth
Anyone impressed by the fact that OCZ's medium-performance Platinum Edition is rated at the same timings of some competitor's high-end parts will be even more impressed by the rated timings of its ReaperX series. Equipped with a twin-heatpipe radiator, each ReaperX module is rated for a 1333 MHz data rate at CAS 6.
But while CAS 6 might sound impressive, these are no ordinary CAS 6 timings. The full set of standard timings is 6-5-5-18, which is quicker than the 6-6-6-x timings normally associated with the "CAS 6" label. The elaborate cooling system comes into play here, as the recommended setting to reach 6-5-5-18 timings at DDR3-1333 is 1.85 volts.
So the builder must enter BIOS and manually configure the speed, latency and voltage in order to run ReaperX modules at rated performance levels. This is excusable for a module set that's marketed towards the "extreme performance" crowd who should be familiar with BIOS configuration, but might seem a bit daunting to new builders.
In fact, even at its 533 MHz SPD value (DDR3-1066), these part number OCZ3RPX1333EB2GK ReaperX modules use 6-5-5-20 rather than 6-5-5-18 timings, but at least the DDR3-1066 automatic configuration is provided to ease "first boot" stability prior to any manual BIOS changes.
Missing is any DDR3-1333 SPD value, and we instead find an odd DDR3-1244 value of 622 MHz clock speed and a DDR3-1422 value of 711 MHz. None of our boards defaulted to DDR3-1422 timings at DDR3-1333 clock speeds when using an FSB-1333 processor, but instead the ReaperX modules always dropped to DDR2-1066 via automatic configuration. CPU-Z indicates that this may be because the modules are electronically labeled as PC3-8500 rather than PC3-10700.
- 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