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

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

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

JN
"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!"

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...145702736s.jpg

Linkage

16-07-2007, 08:02:31

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

Nice job jim.

16-07-2007, 09:58:45

Mr. Smith
Quote:
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.

16-07-2007, 10:07:48

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
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?
Yeah pretty much, tho someone at OCZ told me that a Conroe on a DDR board beat the cr@p out of a DDR2 setup. Apparently it really liked the low latencies of DDR.

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'

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...
Deffo. Now they're tightening the timings of the DDR3 it'll soon be kicking DDR2's a$$ IMO.

I'm going to see if we can get hold of some of that Kingston 5-5-5-15 DDR3 and put it up against the 7-7-7-20 stuff and maybe some DDR2.

16-07-2007, 10:29:25

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Yeah pretty much, tho someone at OCZ told me that a Conroe on a DDR board beat the cr@p out of a DDR2 setup. Apparently it really liked the low latencies of DDR.
:eh: c2d and ddr beat c2d and ddr2?

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
I'm going to see if we can get hold of some of that Kingston 5-5-5-15 DDR3 and put it up against the 7-7-7-20 stuff and maybe some DDR2.
Yeah those Kingston sticks look nice. Some company I haven't really heard of released some 1600mhz ddr3 the other day... CL10 though. Look

16-07-2007, 10:35:15

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
:eh: c2d and ddr beat c2d and ddr2?
Apparently so...I wasn't quite sure whether to believe it either. I think it was running with timings of 2-2-2-something

16-07-2007, 10:40:32

Ham
They must had some seriously crazy test bed for that. Rather than just the ASRock 4coredual-vsta...
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