OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) DDR3 2GB Kit

3DMark, Quake 4, F.E.A.R & CS:Source


3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed 3 times with averages being calculated from each of the results.




F.E.A.R. is a game based on the Lithtech Jupiter EX engine. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects.Included in the game is a benchmark facility that taxes the entire PC system. This benchmark was run 3 times to ensure uniformity of results.

F.E.A.R Results


Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording along with 4xAA, 8xAF settings at a resolution of 1280x1024.

Quake4 Results


Counter-Strike:Source is a popular multi-player FPS based on the extremely scaleable Source engine. The game takes advantage of many DirectX 9.0c features, but is fairly undemanding on the GPU and tends to thrive on systems with fast CPU's and Memory.

Counter-Strike:Source Results

Result Observations

As expected, all results show that the greatest performance comes with the memory clocked at DDR3-1946 with 8-8-8-25 timings. Obviously we need to keep in mind that the CPU speed is over 600mhz faster than the stock DDR3-1800 setting and almost 300mhz higher than the DDR3-1804 setting, but regardless of this we can see that the Platinum kit gives the CPU plenty of room for overclocking without the need to run the memory on a divider thus compromising bandwidth.
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Most Recent Comments

09-10-2007, 10:06:32

"DDR3 speeds have been ramping up in leaps and bounds over the past few months, and today we get to take a look at OCZ's insanely fast Platinum DDR3-1600 kit."


OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 ReviewQuote

09-10-2007, 10:12:22

Very nice review Jim!

Now, lets sort out all those spelling mistakes.. hahahah got ya, only joking!!

None the less DDR3 is finally looking up.. but then you look at the price!Quote

09-10-2007, 10:19:36

How good is that RAM? Absolutely insane!!! Once more peeps start adopting it and the price comes down a bit more I'm on it. Great review as usual Jim Quote

09-10-2007, 10:23:11

Cheers guys. It is indeed some extremely fast ram. Now I'm tempted to crank it up to 2.1v under some water Quote

09-10-2007, 11:08:21

i remember about 3 years ago, i mentioned watercooling ram on the forum, and everybody laughed at me, well, look at this now Quote

10-10-2007, 08:30:40

Mr. Smith
Damn thats some smokin hot ram.

I won't get ddr3 until the price of 2gb is half that price!Quote

10-10-2007, 11:29:35

*drool* much nicer stuff than these elpida, kingston sticks which top out at 1500MHzQuote

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