Super Talent T1000UX2G5 2GB PC2-8000 Memory

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Performance at SPD Settings


Performance Comparisons with SiSoft SANDRA 2005
Synthetic Raw Bandwidth

We began our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System Analyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant, with the memory configured by their SPD settings. SANDRA consists of a set of information and diagnostic utilities that can provide a host of useful information about your hardware and operating system.  We ran SANDRA's Memory Bandwidth test with Super Talent and Corsair memory modules installed on our Asus P5WD2.



The synthetic memory bandwidth test is highly FSB frequency dependent, and our results shows that both pairs of RAM performed almost identically in this benchmark. In Super Talent's defense, we are running their RAM at underclocked settings here, and Corsair's timings are much tighter. Overall, the scores between these two kits don't show any real performance difference at these settings.


Performance Comparisons with PCMark05
Overall Memory Score

For our next round of benchmarks, we ran Futuremark's PCMark05 memory performance module. Futuremark's website gives the best definition of how this benchmark works:


"The Memory test suite is a collection of tests that isolate the performance of the memory subsystem. The memory subsystem consists of various devices on the PC. This includes the main memory, the CPU internal cache (known as the L1 cache) and the external cache (known as the L2 cache). As it is difficult to find applications that only stress the memory, we explicitly developed a set of tests geared for this purpose. The tests are written in C++ and assembly. They include: Reading data blocks from memory, Writing data blocks to memory performing copy operations on data blocks, random access to data items and latency testing."



Our PCMark05 scores are right on par with our SiSandra 2005 results. These scores are very comparable at the memory's SPD settings. 


In-Game Performance Comparisons With Doom 3
Memory Bandwidth and Frame Rates

We also ran these RAM kits through a couple of rounds of time demos with the first-person shooter Doom 3.  We ran these tests at the game's "Fastest" settings with a low resolution of 640 x 480, using 16-bit color and textures.  Running Doom 3 with our BFG 7800GTX OC video card at these minimal settings isolates processor and memory performance without being limited by the graphics subsystem.



This benchmark shows that both memory kits are on equal footing at these settings but we should see some more variations when we run Super Talent's RAM at its rated SPD settings in the pages ahead.


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