DDR3 vs DDR2: Neoseeker Asus P5K3 and Corsair DDR3 1333MHz TWIN3X2048

Posted on Saturday, Jul 07 2007 @ 03:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Neoseeker has published a combination review and comparison of DDR3 vs DDR2. This is a review of both Asus' P5K3 DDR3 P35 based board, and a review of Corsair's TWIN3X2048-1333C9DHX DDR4 1333MHz memory. They took the Asus and Corsair and overclocked them to the very limit of what the RAM could take, and compared it against DDR2. You'd be surprised how well DDR3 stacks up!

"Basically, as a simple example, if you had DDR2-667 memory with 5-5-5-15 timing, that would have exactly the same latency as DDR3-1333 memory with 10-10-10-30 timing, as the latency clock cycles had to go up to compensate for the higher transfer rates because there is no magic. DDR3 is basically DDR2 with an extra level of interleaving on the memory modules, and just because it can clock out the data faster, it does not mean that they managed to increase the basic RAS, CAS and other latencies... and since they are now specified relative to a higher speed clock, the number of cycles for specifying latencies get larger."

You can check it out at Neoseeker.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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