DDR3 Memory Scaling On AMD's Phenom II X4

Test Setup

System Hardware

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CPU AMDAMD Phenom II X4 955 (45 nm, 3.2 GHz, 4x 512 KB L2 and 6 MB L3 Cache, TDP 125 W, Rev. C2)
Motherboard (Socket AM3)Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5F (Rev. 1.0)
Chipset: AMD 790GX, SB750
BIOS: 3L (04/08/2009)
RAM2 x 2 GB DDR3-1600 (Corsair CM3X2G1600C9DHX)
 operating between DDR3-800 and 1600
Hard DriveWestern Digital VelociRaptor, 300 GB (WD3000HLFS)
10,000 RPM, SATA/300, 16 MB Cache
Blu-Ray DriveLG GGW-H20L, SATA/150
Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling, Silencer 750EPS12V 750W
System Software and Drivers
Operating SystemWindows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 SP1 (Build 6000)
Drivers and Settings
Nvidia GeForce DriversForceware 182.08
AMD Chipset Drivers9.3

Benchmarks and Settings

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3D Benchmarks and Settings
CrysisVersion: 1.2.1
Video Mode: 1680x1050
Overall Quality: low
Demo: CPU-Benchmark2 + Tom's Hardware Tool
Unreal Tournament 3Version: 1.2
Video Mode: 1680x1050
Sound and DirectX10
Video Quality:
Texture Details: 1
Level Details: 1
Time: 12/60
World In ConflictVersion:
Video Mode: 1680x1050 and 800x600
Video Quality: low details
Demo: Game-Benchmark
Audio Benchmarks and Settings
Audio CD (Terminator II SE), 53 min
Default format AAC
Lame MP3Version 3.98
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to mp3
160 Kbps
Video Benchmarks and Settings
Pinnacle Studio 12Version:
Encoding and Transition Rendering
DV camcorder movie
720x576 Pixels, PAL, 25 fps, 6000 Kbits/sec
MPEG Layer 2, 224 Kbits/sec 16 Bit, Stereo 44.1 KHz
File Type: MPEG-2 (DVD Compatible)
TMPEG 4.5Version:
Video: Terminator 2 SE DVD (720x576, 16:9) 5 Minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, 6-Channel, English
Advanced Acoustic Engine MP3 Encoder (160 kbps, 44.1 KHz)
DivX 6.8.3Version: 6.8.3
== Main Menu ==
== Codec Menu ==
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
Enabled using SSE4
Quarter-pixel search
== Video Menu ==
Quantization: MPEG-2
XviD 1.1.3Version: 1.1.3
Other Options / Encoder Menu -
Display encoding status = off
Mainconcept Reference 1.5.1Reference H. 264 Pluggin Pro 1.5.1Version: 1.5.1
MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264)
MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec
28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2)
MPEG2 (44.1 kHz, 2 Channel, 16 Bit, 224 kbps)
Codec: H.264
Mode: PAL (25 FPS)
Profile: Tom's Hardware Settings for Qct-Core
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 HDTVMainconcept H.264 Pluggin 3.2Windows Media Encoder 9.1 AP HDTVWindows Audio Encoder 10 ProVersion: 3.0
NTSC MPEG2-HDTV 1920x1080 (24 sec)
Import: Mainconcept NTSC HDTV 1080i
Export: Adobe Media Encoder
== Video ==
Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile
Encoding Passes: one
BitrateMode: Constant
Frame: 1920x1080
Frame Rate: 29.97
Maximum Bitrate [kbps]: 2000
Image Quality: 50.00
== Audio ==
Windows Media Audio 10 Professional
Encoding Passes: one
Bitrate Mode: Constant
Audio Format:
160 kbps, 44.1 kHz, 2 channel 16 bit (A/V) CBR
Application Benchmarks and Settings
Grisoft AVG Anti-virus 8Version: 8.0.134
Virus base: 270.4.5/1533
Scan: some compressed ZIP and RAR archives
Winrar 3.8Version 3.80 BETA 4
WinZIP Commandline Version 2.3
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 KB
Benchmark: THG-Workload
Winzip 11Version 11.2 (8094)
Compression = Best
Benchmark: THG-Workload
Maxon Cinema 4D release 10Version: 10.008
Rendering from a scene 
(Water drop at a Rose)
Resolution: 1280 x 1024 – 8-Bit (50 frames)
Adobe Photoshop CS3Version: 10.0x20070321
Filtering a 69 MB TIF-Photo
Benchmark: Tomshardware-Benchmark V1.0.0.4
Programmed by Tomshardware using Delphi 2007
Accented Edges
Angled Strokes
Sprayed Strokes
Deep Fritz 11Version: 11
Fritz Chess Benchmark Version 4.2
Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
3-DMark VantageVersion: 1.02
Options: Performance
Graphics Test 1
Graphics Test 2
CPU Test 1
CPU Test 2
PCMark VantageVersion: 1.00
PCMark Benchmark
Memories Benchmark
Windows Media Player
Everest Ultimate EditionVersion 4.6
Memory Benchmark