Published: 18th September 2008 | Source:Crucial | Price:£206 | Author: Graham Newton
Results - Benchmarks
On this page we see the results for all the benchmarks run on the 4GB Ballistix kit.
The Everest results are pretty much as expected. As the frequency increases the performance jumps up with it. Latencies having roughly the same effect, but to a lesser extent.
The SuperPi 1M times were a little less predictable. Obviously as the frequencies increase the times improve, and the performance boost between stock and the maximum stable overclock is plain to see. A slightly anomalous result occurred when the timings were tightened at stock frequencies. While this normally gives a slight improvement to a 1M run, it had the opposite result here.
The SuperPi 16M test showed some more consistent results to what you would expect frosm the various settings. Showing a few seconds discrepancy in favour of the tighter timings at stock frequency, the 720mhz and 800Mhz settings showing improvements again.
3DMark03's scores followed the same pattern as the SuperPi 1M times. With the higher frequencies giving the best scores, the tighter timings at stock settings impeded the test by no more than around a hundred points.
Lastly we see the results for the Unreal Tournament 3 tests. Some funny results presented themselves in these tests, with the highest frame rate being achieved at stock voltage, timings and 720Mhz clock speed. Surprisingly it's tailed by only ~4fps, across the board. Tighter timings resulted in a drop in framerate, as did the highest frequency.
On the last page we can see the conclusion and scores for the Crucial Ballistix kit...
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