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Old March 26, 2007, 07:35 AM
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Default Legion revisits ddr2 performance: a look at latency using the 680i

They tested gaming performance using different latency memory kits on a 680i chipset anda Core 2 Duo. While this conclusion does not extend to AMD chipsets, they found that with C2D tighter timings did not make a significant performance improvement over cas5 or cas6. 1:1 ratios also did not offer any advantage. Recommendation: save your money.

"Recently I published an article titled “DDR2 Memory Frequency Performance” which looked at the value of high speed memory. The reason I found the need to write such an article was to demonstrate that there really is no need to try and overclock your memory when pushing a Core 2 Duo processor to the max. Often readers complain about poor Core 2 Duo overclocking performance and 99% of the time it comes down to memory instability at higher frequencies. This article showed that when running a Core 2 Duo E6700 on a 500MHz FSB, DDR2-667 was just as fast as DDR2-1181 memory and in some cases even faster."

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