|Test System Configuration
|AMD A6-3650 (Llano): 2.60 GHz, quad-core, 4 MB L2 Cache, Socket FM1
|ASRock A75M, A75, version 1.02, BIOS P1.40 (07/21/2011)
|Integrated Radeon HD 6530D: 320 Shaders, 600 MHz GPU, shared system memory
|Samsung 470 Series MZ5PA256HMDR, 256 GB SSD
|Integrated HD Audio
|Integrated Gigabit Networking
|Seasonic X760 SS-760KM: ATX12V v2.3, EPS12V, 80 PLUS Gold
|Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
|Graphics and Chipset
|AMD Catalyst 11.6
ASRock’s A75M surprised us with an incredible DDR3-2252 memory data rate in our recent Six A75-Based Motherboards For AMD’s A8 And A6 APUs story. While the presence of only two DIMM slots might have helped the board achieve that high mark, each competing 8 GB kits consists of a single pair of modules. So, it all works out in the end.
|Memtest86+ v1.70, single pass (~45 minutes) Max Speed at CAS 9 Min Latency at DDR3-1600, 1333, 1066
|SiSoftware Sandra 20011 SP4 Bandwidth Benchmark
|Aliens vs Predator
|Alien vs. Predator Benchmark Tool, High Textures/Shadows, No Advanced Features, No AA, 1x AF, 1280x720
|Patch 1.2.1, Benchmark tool, DirectX 10, 64-bit, CPU Test High Quality, No AA, 1280x720
|v1.01, Run with -benchmark example_benchmark.xml, High Detail Preset, No AA, 1280x720
Three games will help us gauge the actual performance benefit of these module sets. Though we have doubts about Crysis, the other two titles should at least be playable using the A6-3650 APU’s Radeon HD 6530D GPU at high image quality, 1280x720 display resolution, and minimal added features.
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Where's the CAS7 DDR3-1333? Many of us are still trying to pin down how important timing are in the scheme of things …Reply
Cool Review !! I liked it ! this review enforced my decision to choose Adata Ram-.Reply
hmp_gooseWhere's the CAS7 DDR3-1333? Many of us are still trying to pin down how important timing are in the scheme of things …Reply
You're better off buying value RAM with decent timings and throwing that extra $$$ into a GPU. I promise your FPS will improve more that way.
CAS 7? Most of the modules were tested at DDR3-1333 CAS 6.9519239 said:Where's the CAS7 DDR3-1333? Many of us are still trying to pin down how important timing are in the scheme of things …
Please read the article, thanks!
I have been looking at those Corsair kits for an upgrade and it's good to know they are approved.Reply
As has been known for quite some time, there is virtually no performance gain on DDR3 RAM with lower CAS because DDR3 has plenty of bandwidth and frequency. The higher the frequency the lower the cycle time in real time, thus CAS 7 vs. CAS 9 is totally insignificant in system performance.Reply
Is it a valid conclusion that, if the 8GB kits are good, then the corresponding 4GB and 2GB kits would be good to? Or will pricing make a difference there?Reply
Wish I found that Corsair CAS8 kit, but I did find the CAS9 version for $50, no rebate or shipping.9519243 said:I have been looking at those Corsair kits for an upgrade and it's good to know they are approved.
I bought the cheaper version G.SKill kit for $59 oh well :s can't wait for prices to drop again for a little splurge ;)Reply
Nice review guys!Reply
I got the HyperX modules the A8 and the Vengeance are on my main rig. Now, I'm still intrigued about unganged when using a 4 module MoBo. I got the A8 with 4 modules in unganged at 1600 CL9 and it runs pretty well, but i wonder how that compares to this 2 modules MoBo.