Naturally you might think we didn’t test this properly or have gone out of our way to put DDR in a bad light, therefore let me assure you that we’ve done everything possible to make this a fair comparison. The Rambus platforms we’ve tested were subjected to the same strenuous test procedure as the DDR platforms and we’ve made sure the configurations we tested were similar down to the very last screw, except for the motherboard and memory modules of course. Here’s the configurations used during our testing:
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz Socket-478
Motherboard RDRAM: Asus P4T-E, i850 chipset
Motherboard DDR SDRAM #1: Asus P4B266, i845D chipset
Motherboard DDR SDRAM #2: Asus P4S333, SiS 645 chipset
Motherboard DDR SDRAM #3: Via P4XB-R, Via P4X266 chipset
Motherboard DDR SDRAM #4: Tyan Trinity 510, Via P4X266 chipset
Memory RDRAM: Samsung 4 x 256MB, 4 x 512MB PC-800 RDRAM.
All configurations were subjected to an 8-hour torture test where they’d be running a variety of benchmark applications. These benchmarks include; SYSmark 2000 and SYSmark 2001, 3D Mark 2001, SpecViewPerf and naturally Quake3 Arena. Any crashes during these tests were noted as were the settings for the memory timings and the other variables. The results of these benchmarks are those summarized on the previous page.
Discuss This Article (12 Comments) - If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the article and/or its contents please leave your comments here and we'll do our best to address any concerns.
Rate This Product - If you have first hand experience with this product and would like to share your experience with others please leave your comments here.