DDR2 memory as the new standard taking hold: After a modest start by charging excessive prices and performance are not much better now with new chipsets, faster memory modules reasons finally move in space, from DDR1 to DDR2 to.
It helps of course that the camp of the manufacturers are overcrowded and the memory has to go - the prices have in recent weeks and months like extremely meanwhile, hardly a difference exists in the purchase price and relaxed way, consumers look at the pros and cons of storage technologies. With the introduction of i945/i955-Chipsatzes but falls away also an option, because the new chipsets only support DDR2.
So you have to just swirl in an Intel chipset now, whereas previously they could operate in the transition phase, some socket 775 motherboard with DDR 400 memory modules, for this you can use on Intel motherboards now DDR2-667 -
and some manufacturers even offer support for DDR2 800 and DDR2-1066, which will bid just unofficial, but nevertheless seems to be working. All AMD fans will not remain but the DDR400 train, as will be integrated to DDR2 in AMD processors, it may take until the year 2006, In this roundup we look at the following memory modules in more detail:
XMS5400 Corsair DDR2-675 Ultra-Latency
Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-667
Kingston HyperX KHX6000
TwinMOS Twister DDR2-700
Included are both so pretty cheap brand takeMS modules and MDT as well as very expensive overclocking RAM like Kingston HyperX, Corsair and Crucial modules and the modules from TwinMOS and Overclocking Corsair. Which of the nine memory modules actually cuts the best, we will see in our tests, before we start we want but, as usual, give a short overview about our test methods.