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Rambus Is Alive: SiS 658 In An Exclusive Test

Same Old Story: Only DDR For The Future?

Planned development for DDR memory modules - from Intel's perspective.

Benchmark Tests With RDRAM And DDR

Test Setup And Details

Intel Hardware (Socket 478)
Processors - 133 MHz FSB - 533 MHz Memory ClockPentium 4 3.06 GHz (3066 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
Memory2 x 256 MB PC1200 (600 MHz) 28ns 32 Bit (Samsung)512 MB PC1066 (533 MHz) 32 ns 32 Bit (Samsung)2 x 256 MB PC1066 (533 MHz) 32 ns 16 Bit (Kingstone)512 MB DDR400 (200 MHz) 5 ns 64 Bit (Winbond)2 x 256 MB DDR400 (200 MHz) 5 ns 64 Bit (Infineon)
Motherboards
Intel 7205Asus P4G8X Rev: 1.02 Bios: 1003 (12/13/2002)
Intel 850EAsus P4T533-C Rev: 1.03 Bios: 1010 BETA 001 (1/20/2003)
Intel 845PEAsus P4PE Rev: 1.02 Bios: 1002 (28/10/2003)
SIS658Abit SI7 Rev: 1.0 Bios: 1.0
Driver
Intel Chipset DriverV 4.30.1006 (1-14-2003)
Intel IAA DriverV 2.3.0.2160
SIS AGPV r1.13.03
Common Hardware
Graphics CardATI Radeon 9700 ProMemory: 128 MB DDR-SDRAMMemory Clock: 620 MHz (256 Bit)Chip Clock: 325 MHz
Hard DriveMaxtor 6L040J2, 40 GBUDMA100, 7200 rpm, 2 MB Cache
NetworkD-Link DFE-530TX (10/100 Mbit)
CDROMAsus 52x
Drivers and Software
Graphics DriverCATALYST 3.2 Version: 6.14.01.6307ATI Control Panel Version: 6.14.10.4029
DirectXVersion: 9
OSWindows XP, Build 2600 SP1 (English)
Benchmarks and Settings
Bapco Sysmark 2002Version 1.0Quake III Arena, Patch V1.16640x480 - 16 bit / 1024 x 768 - 32 bitTimedemo1 / demo demo001 / nv15democommand line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0 command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail = Normal
3DMark 2001 SEVersion 1.1 - Build 340 - Patch Build 3301024 x 786 - 32 bitDefault Benchmark
3DMark 2003Version 3.1.3.01024 x 786 - 32 bitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
PCMark 2002 Pro PackBuild 100CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware SandraStandard 2003 SP1, Version 2003.3.9.44CPU MultiMedia / CPU Arithmetic / Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
Newtek LightwaveVersion 7.5 - Build 572Render First Frame = 1Render Last Frame = 60Render Frame Step = 1Rendering Bench "SKULL_HEAD_NEWEST.LWS"Show Rendering in Progress = 320x240Ray Trace Shadows, Reflection, Refraction, Transparency = onMultithreading = 8 Threads
Mainconcept MPEG EncoderVersion 1.3.11.2 GB DV to MPEG II (720x576, Audio) converting
Pinnacle Studio 8Version 8.5.21Rendering - DVD Compatibleno Audio
WinrarVersion 3.11178 MB Wave file, Compression = Best, Dictionary = 4096 kB
Maxon Computer Cinema 4D XL 8Version 8.001Rendering in 1028 x 1024, "Stairs.c4d"
magix mp3 maker platinumVersion 3.04 D178 MB Wave file, 44100 Hz, VBR = on and Quality
Comanche 41024 x 768 / 32 bit / Audio = off
Discreet 3D Studio Max 5.1Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"Rendering Single, 1024x768
Unreal Tournament 2003 - 22061024 x 768 / 32 bit / Audio = offbenchmark.exeTexture Detail = Normal, Character Detail = NormalWorld Detail = Highest, Physics Detail = Highall = on, Decal Stay = High