PQI's PQI3200-1024DBU - Low Latency Turbo DDR400 RAM

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PCMark04 & Comanche4 Performance Testing

Performance Comparison with PCMark04
Overall Memory Score

In our next series of tests, we used PCMark04.  PCMark04 is an all-in-one testing package that can assess CPU, Memory, Graphics and Hard Drive performance, and issue an overall score as well as individual scores for each area of the test.  Today, we are going to focus solely on the Memory Performance module to see how the three different brands compared.

The PCMark04 test showed a different performance delta than seen with SiSoft Sandra 2004.  Here, we see the PQI and GEIL memory were neck-in-neck on the AMD system, both running at CAS 2, where the Kingston HyperX settled into the third slot at CAS 2.5.  When we shifted to the Intel test bed, the PQI Turbo Series once again took the top spot, where the Kingston HyperX managed to beat out the GEIL by over 170 points.  The PQI3200 was much faster on the Intel board, topping the second place memory by 135 points.

In-Game Performance Comparisons
System Memory Affects Framerates?  You Bet!

For a more "real world" performance assessment, we ran a round of NovaLogic's Comanche4 at the default settings with audio disabled to see how the scores varied.

While the scores didn't offer staggering differences, both test systems turned out their best performances with the PQI Turbo Memory installed.  Given the more aggressive timings, the systems running the PQI3200-1024DBU memory managed a minimum of an additional 1FPS over the next fastest modules.

Tags:  DDR, RAM, Latency, i3, turbo, ddr4, 320, R4, Qi, BU, AM

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