We will be testing this pair of modules at stock speed of the CPU, 200Mhz,
CAS 2-3-2-6, against a pair of Twinmos Speed Premium 2 x 512MB running at 200Mhz,
CAS 2-3-2-6.

Test Configuration

Hardware setup:

  • AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • DFI LAN Party UT nF4 Ultra-D (510-3 bios)
  • TWINX2048-3500LL PRO 2 x 1GB vs. Twinmos Speed Premium PC3500 2
    x 512MB

  • NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT (128MB)
  • Hitachi 7,250 80GB Hard Disk


Let’s start with Sisoft Sandra Memory benchmark comparision:

From the results of the test, we can see that memory bandwidth is not dependent
on the size of the memory. Having more memory means that memory guzzling programs
will not have to store so much data in the swap file, thus allowing them to
run more smoothly. This impact is most felt when applications go into phases
of what we call “caching”. However, the bandwidth of the memory remains
nearly the same, as we can see from the results above.


Next up, we take a look at the results from Lavalys Everest
Memory Benchmark:

Once again, it is shown that the size of the memory does not affect its latency
or bandwidth, unlike other factors such as clock speed or memory timings.