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Corsair TwinX 1024-3200XL Pro Memory Review

Former staff writer    -   June 22, 2004


Testing
The only other PC3200 ram I had to test against the Corsair was PMI�s 1024DP Dual Channel Kit with CAS latencies of 2-3-3-6. This gives the Corsair a slight advantage, as the 3200XLPRO is running lower latencies. I used SiSoft Sandra, and PCMark04 to test memory bandwidth along with 3DMark01, and UT2k4 for gaming performance. All Tests were run five times and the average score is what is represented below. Testing at 200fsb was used with a VDIMM voltage of 2.6. This is a little lower voltage than what Corsair used for their testing.

Test System:
  • Intel Pentium4 3.0C
  • Abit IC-7 MAX3
  • ATI 9800PRO
  • Maxtor 80GIG 7200RPM SATA drive


  • Again we see the Corsair taking the lead by a healthy margin, and enabling GAT really shows some impressive numbers. Will the increased bandwidth result in better gaming performance?


    Hell yeah it does! With GAT enabled the Corsair out scores the PMI by 3.3%.


    Again the Corsair is out scoring the PMI as to be expected by the higher latencies of the PMI memory. Enabling GAT gave me 3.5% increase in speed over the PMI memory.

    Nothing new here, the Corsair pulls away and cleans up in all the benchmarks and memory bandwidth test, never giving the PMI a chance.



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