Mushkin HP2-6400 (PC2-6400) 4GB DDR2 Kit

Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results

For the benchmark phase of our review, the Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB kit was subjected to several popular benchmarks in order to illustrate outright performance. All benchmarks were run three times and an average taken to guarantee uniformity of the results.

Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB Everest Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB Sandra

Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB Everest Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB Everest

Despite the HP2-6400 4GB kit having the same timings as many 2GB kits we've reviewed in the past, the latency results obtained from both Sisoft Sandra and Everest came out at around 10ns slower. More interestingly, running the memory with timings reduced to 4-3-3-6 actually made the latency results significantly worse in the case of Sisoft Sandra, and had very little effect in Everest.

As expected, running the modules at DDR2-936 (468mhz) gave the best results in both bandwidth benchmarks leaving both DDR2-800 (400mhz) results fighting for second place.

Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB SuperPI Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB SuperPI

SuperPI certainly showed a liking for the extra 2GB of ram, performing over 2 seconds faster than a recently tested PC2-8500 (533mhz) 2GB kit in the 1M benchmarks.

Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB 3DMark Mushjkin HP2-6400 4GB 3DMark

The same can also be said for both 3DMark suites, with the HP2-6400 4GB kit producing better results running at 468mhz than a 2GB kit running exactly 100mhz faster with the same timings!

Quake4 F.E.A.R

F.E.A.R seemed to 'top-out' at 94fps regardless of the settings used, possibly indicating that it is not heavily reliant on memory speed or that the 8800GTS used simply couldn't do any better with 4xAA/8xAF enabled. Quake4 on the other hand showed a 20fps+ increase when running at DDR2-936, most likely due to the bump in processor speed from 2.66ghz to 3.12ghz.
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13-05-2007, 10:43:45

JN
"With 2gb becoming more of the 'norm', many people are looking into 4GB kits to satisfy their memory hungry games and applications. Today we look at Mushkin's 4GB PC2-6400 kit to see how it performs."

Linky

13-05-2007, 10:58:43

ionicle
awsome review, damn nice ram, i've been seeing all these 4 gig kits comming out, and wondering if they were actually any good, performance wise, since performance > quantity for some things, or so i thought

looks like i've been proven wrong

looks good

13-05-2007, 11:00:52

equk
good review

not sure if it's just me but the quote text seems tiny

13-05-2007, 12:34:29

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='equk'
not sure if it's just me but the quote text seems tiny
Yeah since the homepage layout changed the font also changed, making the quote font really small

13-05-2007, 13:30:16

Toxcity
Nice review!

I like the fact of the warrented up to 2.2v!

13-05-2007, 16:10:29

Hyper
Excellent review Jimbo

Still I think 2gb is quite sufficent for the average gamer.

14-05-2007, 10:45:22

FragTek
Sure that RAM won't go any higher mate? Eldonko was able to get 534 out of his @ 2.2v and timed @ 5-4-4 rather easily.
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