Asus P5K vs Asus P5K3 Benchmarks (DDR2 vs DDR3)
Published: 16th July 2007 | Source: Asus | Price: |
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.
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.
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.
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.