|Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA 2009|
The results here were surprising; we didn't expect much of a difference in memory bandwidth given that both chipsets utilize 64-bit single-channel memory configurations. The Zotac makes considerably more efficient use of its 4.2GB/s theoretical maximum bandwidth.
The tables turn, however, when we check access latencies. As expected, both chips have identical latencies for their L1/L2 caches, but the Intel board takes about 10 percent less time to retrieve data from main memory. We'll see whether or not this has a discernible impact on any benchmarks as we continue.