Test system for the DDR3 will be:
- Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R motherboard
- Kingston DDR3 Ram
- Evga 8800GTS video card
- Intel E6600 Processor
- 250gig SATA Drive
- NEC 3550A DVD/CD ROM
- Antec Truepower Trio 650W PSU
Running through Futuremarks PCmark05 memory test and SiSoftware Sandra memory & latency test.
These test were ran at the ram speed of 1066, not 1375 that they are able to handle due to the test board I have only supports up to 1066. The Sandra test were close to some Ultralow Latency 800Mhz DDR2, but the Futuremark score is up by 300 points.
Game play test and benchmarks running with Quake 4.
Aspect Ratio: [4:3]
Anisotropic filtering: 4×
Symmetric MultiProcessing (SMP): enabled
Force Ambient Light: disabled
Score = 59 FPS
Score = 58 FPS
Average score = 58 FPS
Game play with Fraps test pulled around 60fps average.
Call of Duty 2 time demo at the start of Normandy. HardwareOC benchmark tool did not give a score, but I did pull a 55fps with fraps.
Running the game play and timed demo has resulted in the same scores 55 fps in Fraps.
A look at the settings in CPU-Z.
With this being the first round of DDR3 testing and first modules I have looked at, I can only compare them to DDR2. In some cases it is close to the same in benchmarks like Sisoft but I did see an improvement in Futuremarks test. There were no issues in game play what so ever, these modules work flawlessly.
Once memset is working on the P35 chipset, I will start working on adjusting the timings and seeing if I can push these sticks a little faster. Gigabyte BIOS does not allow memory adjustments other than MHz or voltage. I would have pushed them farther if I was able to.