I will be comparing the OCZ memory against a similarly matched kit of Corsair memory. Both kits are SLI-Ready, operate at 2.1v, 800 MHz and are the same size (2x 1 GB sticks). The only difference is the timings - the OCZ kit operates at 4-4-4-15 1T while the Corsair memory runs at 4-4-4-12 2T. It will be interesting to see what kind of effects the 12/15 TRAS and the 2T/1T Command Per Clock differences play, if any.
For benchmark testing, I will be using SiSoft Sandra XI Lite - Memory Bandwidth and Latency, Everest Home Edition 2.20.405 - Memory Read, Memory Write and Memory Latency and MemTach v0.93 Alpha Analyze Tests. I will be conducting the benchmarks using my dedicated test system which consists of the following hardware.
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ stock 2.4 GHz
Ultra Products ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler
EVGA 680i SLI Motherboard
Two 8800 GTX cards in SLI configuration
74 Gb Western Digital Raptor 10k RPM HDD
Lite-On Optical Drive
HighSpeedPC Tech Station
OCZ ProXStream 1000w PSU
I used the default clock of 2.4 GHz for the processor speed and enabled SLI-Ready memory with each kit. All other settings remained the same throughout testing.
Here we can see that both kits are recognized properly in CPU-Z and are operating at the proper timings. Move ahead as we take a look at the benchmark results...