Asus P5K vs Asus P5K3 Benchmarks (DDR2 vs DDR3)

Sisoft Sandra, Everest & SuperPI

Application Test Results

Sisoft Sandra

Sisoft Sandra is a synthetic benchmark utility capable of reporting and benchmarking a wide range of system components. For the P5K and P5K3 motherboards we run both the Memory Bandwidth and Memory Latency benchmarks 3 times to ensure accuracy of results.

Asus P5K3 Deluxe Sandra Asus P5K3 Deluxe Sandra


Everest is in many ways similar to Sisoft Sandra. Focusing mainly on Software and Hardware information reporting, Everest also comes with a benchmark utility suitable for testing the read, write and latency performance of the memory subsystem.

Asus P5K3 Deluxe Everest Asus P5K3 Deluxe Everest


SuperPI is the benchmark of choice for many overclockers. It's lightweight to download and can give a quick indication on how good a system is at number crunching.

Asus P5K Deluxe SuperPI Asus P5K3 Deluxe SuperPI

Result Observations

With the P5K3 motherboard taking the lead by a small percentage in both Sisoft Sandra and Everest bandwidth benchmarks along with SuperPI, it's clear to see that that the looser 7-7-7-20 timings of the DDR3 memory are easily made up by it's 266mhz speed advantage.

The only benchmark that seemed to disagree with this was Sisoft Sandra's Latency results, which reported a 3ns advantage for the DDR2 based P5K motherboard.
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Most Recent Comments

16-07-2007, 07:56:34

"After reviewing the Asus P5K DDR2 based motherboard just over a month ago, we were left wondering how the DDR3 based P5K3 would compare. Today we're back with both boards in a head to head DDR2 vs DDR3 battle!"


16-07-2007, 08:02:31

looks the same as the ddr vs ddr2 when it came out too me...

Nice job jim.Quote

16-07-2007, 09:58:45

Mr. Smith
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
looks the same as the ddr vs ddr2 when it came out too me...
I wasn't into pc's back then so I don't have any experience with ddr.

Is it safe to say that ddr2 now owns ddr in terms of performance?

I'm wondering if it is simply a matter of time before ddr3 really comes on with speeds of 2ghz and 5-5-5-15 timings and puts the nail in ddr2's coffin...

Nice work btw. I for one won't be buying a new mobo/ram until nehlam by the looks of this.

I was toying with getting another 2gb kit of cellshocks in the next month. Not sure what benefit I would get with 32bit XP pro... Hmmm.Quote

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