Date: April 28th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: PMI
<--Shop for the PMI 1GIG DDR400 PLATINUM TURBO DUAL CHANNEL MEMORY
PMI (Power Memory International) has been a professional
DRAM module manufacturer and IC component provider since 1990. We have
been focused to become a leading SDRAM and DDR memory module manufacturer
for high-end servers/workstations as well as desktops and notebooks.
Our main product lines are TurboMemory, PowerMemory and
Server Memory modules. The Turbo Memory is designed for extreme performance
and optimum stability at extraordinary high clock speed. The PowerMemory
is 100% guaranteed to be compatible and reliable with today's desktop
and notebook systems. The Server Memory has been certified by Computer
Memory Test Lab (CMTL) to be ultra reliable for mission critical high-end
servers and workstations.
All the PMI DRAM module products play an important role
in the world market. Not only does PMI produce DRAM modules for world
famous computer manufacturers, but it also provides self-brand (PMI)
Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility provides capacity
and flexibility to meet all of our customer's requirements. Strict quality
control procedures are followed in the entire manufacturing process
from the choosing of materials to finish goods. We guarantee that all
PMI's products are of the highest quality and 100% compatible with industry
PMI has already employed an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
system and has started to operate it with great success. The major benefit
of the ERP system is that all electronic information is in real time.
This equates to a better manufacturing efficiency and a much higher
As a relatively new memory manufacturer to the enthusiast
market, PMI was kind enough to send Tweaknews a sample of their top
of the line low latency DDR400 for testing and comparison. PC3200 memory
is the baseline for enthusiast computing today whether you are an Intel
or AMD fan but this will be changing mid-2004.
As you well know, picking a decent memory manufacturer
in today's market is getting more and more complicated with a constant
stream of new companies trying to take advantage of the lucrative enthusiast
market. In my personal view, this can only bring a positive kick in
the butt for the memory industry. With more manufacturers entering the
market, competition will start to get more and more aggressive which
in turn will in most cases bring prices down while everyone stays on
their toes trying to put out the best memory possible.
Either way, the consumer wins.
So how does PMI's Low Latency PC3200 sample compete with
the rest of the memory crowd? Read on....