PMI DDR533: A New Name in High-Performance Memoryby Wesley Fink on March 25, 2004 9:16 AM EST
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Test ResultsTo test overclocked stability, we used the very demanding Gun Metal 2 - Benchmark 2, which pushes systems with its DX9 routines. To be considered stable for test purposes, Gun Metal, our Quake3 benchmark, UT2003 Demo, and Super PI had to complete without incident. Any of these 4, and in particular Super PI and Gun Metal, will crash a less-than stable memory configuration.
|PMI4200 Gold - 2 x 512MB Double-Bank|
|Speed||Memory Timings & Voltage||Quake3 fps||Sandra UNBuffered||Sandra Standard Buffered||Super PI 2M places
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The most important benchmark with any memory is that it is honestly rated and meets its specifications; PMI4200 Gold is certainly honestly rated at DDR533 at 3-4-4-8. However, for enthusiast memory, we usually find performance even better than the rated specification. Unlike most of the competition, PMI could not run any faster than its rated specs at DDR533. We were also able to reach DDR543 with a little more voltage, which shows some headroom with DDR533. However, this is, again, a small margin compared to comparable enthusiast memory from Corsair, OCZ, and Mushkin.