..:: System Setup ::..
- Motherboard: Intel D975XBX2
- Processor: Intel QX6700
- Memory: Super Talent T1066UX1G
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA 6800GT w/Latest Drivers
- Power Supply: Enermax 550W
- Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2
..:: Review Notes ::..
Before I delve too deeply into the benchmarking results, I feel I should explain how these modules were tested. The board that’s being utilized can run the modules at all four test frequencies without having an effect on the processor speed, or the front side bus speed. This means that the results you’re going to see are based upon changing the effective frequency of the RAM only.
..:: SiSoft SANDRA XIb ::..
Starting things off in today’s benchmarks we have ole’ reliable, SiSoft SANDRA. The T1066UX1G modules were tested at four separate operating frequencies, as you’ve likely figured out from the graph. It’s clear that the overall bandwidth sees incremental gains as with the increased RAM frequency. At 1066MHz the bandwidth boost is on the order of roughly 16-17%. Simply boosting the RAM frequency alone offers a nice jump in system bandwidth, as we should expect. Whether or not this translates into performance gains in applications is another story.
..:: ScienceMark Membench ::..
Membench typically reports similar results to those found with SANDRA, however the bandwidth numbers are often smaller and more compacted over a range of given frequencies. This is indeed the case with the results for the T1066UX1G modules. Again, as we boosted the operating frequency, there was a solid gain in bandwidth. This time, we’re seeing a gain on the order of 13-14%, not much different from SANDRA but as expected slightly lower. Again, whether or not this extra bandwidth will be put to good use is yet to be seen.