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Date: April 20th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: OCZ Technology


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BENCHMARKING


3DMARK 2001SE v330 BENCHMARK (DIRECTX 7 & 8.1)



As you can very well see, a 150Mhz boost in memory bandwidth helps considerably even while using driver defaults and a 9700pro. With a 9800pro, a score in the 20,000 range is very possible. This does prove that memory bandwidth does play a key role in gaming and synthetic benchmarking performance.


Both PC4400 offerings reviewed today resulted in practically identical results. The small difference between results fall well within the margin of error for this program.

 

GLEXCESS v1.2V OPENGL BENCHMARK


GLEXCESS to me has always been a reliable and unbiased synthetic benchmarking program which thankfully hasn't had any videocard chip manufacturer unfairly optimizing to provide untrue results.



Practically mirroring 3DMARK, synthetic benchmarking does show a considerable gain from the increased bandwidth with both PC4400 memory kits.

 

GUNMETAL 2 BENCHMARK (DX 8.1 & DX9)


Gunmetal is an absolute brutal benchmark that will take a full-blown power system and make it look like a 486DX. Utilizing full DX8.1 effects and one DX9 vertex shader, this benchmark truly tests the gaming capability of your current rig.



GunMetal more or less benchmarked like there was no memory difference. This could easily be explained through the benchmark stressing the videocard independently from the rest of the system.


I told you it was a tough benchmark.

 

 


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