Micron's Upcoming Samurai DDR Chipset - First Looks

3D Gaming Performance Under Windows 98SE

The Samurai DDR platform provides the best frame-rate keeping up with the i840 platform. The BX platform is clearly outperformed by over 8 FPS even when configured with a 750 MHz CPU!

The DDR platform overtakes the i840 by over 3FPS. Even though the i840 has a higher memory bandwidth, it looks like the higher memory latencies are getting in its way. The Samurai DDR chipset looks like it will make a great Quake 3 playing machine.