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The testbed and benchmarks
By: Kevin Young, February 12, 2003  Print this article


Our testbed
- Asus A7N8X Bios 1001e
- Unlocked Athlon XP 2400+ @ 10 X 200 (2.0Ghz)
- 2 X 256Mb Corsair TwinX PC3200 (2-2-2-6 timings@2.8VDimm)
- 2 X 256Mb Mushkin PC3000 (2.5-3-3-5 timings@2.8VDimm)
- EVGA Ti4600
- Maxtor 40Gb 7200Rpm HDD
- WinXP SP-1
- NVidia Det 42.86

We compared the Corsair TwinX PC3200 modules up against the Mushkin PC3000 we had in our labs already. All benchmarks were run at the same FSB for both pairs of memory modules with their respective default timings. All video Benchmarks were run at 1024 X 768

Fig. 2 The 3DMark 2001 SE benchmark result.

Fig. 2 The 3DMark 2001 SE benchmark result.

The enthusiast's favorite benchmark to show off the performance of their system, 3DMark 2001SE. Here we see the Corsair taking a fairly healthy lead by 491 points. It appears that timings do give you a fairly significant edge when benching 3DMark.

Fig. 3 The Code Creatures benchmark result.

Fig. 3 The Code Creatures benchmark result.

Code Creatures is another high end synthetic 3D benchmark that requires DX8 support and gives us a good idea just how games will fare on any given system. While the Corsair did edge out the Mushkin, it was hardly noticeable.

Fig. 4 The Quake3D benchmark result.

Fig. 4 The Quake3D benchmark result.

Quake 3D Arena is yet another gamers benchmark and the Corsair beat the Mushkin by a margin of 7.6Fps. Not much, but Corsair still have an edge.

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