Review Round-Up 26-10-2010
bjorn3d reviewed the Kingston HyperX H20 KHX2133C9AD3W1K2-4GX
Kingston’s HyperX H20 KHX2133C9AD3W1K2/4GX is a kit of two 256M x 64-bit 2GB (2048MB) memory modules, based on sixteen 128M x 8-bit DDR3 FBGA components per module. The timing on this specific kit is 9-11-9-27 with a 1T command rate.
Unfortunately, the reviewers were unable to push the Kingston HyperX H20 DDR3-17066 2133MHz memory kit past it’s stock settings.
The Kingston H2O 4GB Dual-Channel DDR3 KHX2133C9AD3W1K2/4GX memory kit is very fast compared to our OCZ memory module in applications that require quick read/write and copy speeds. An application perfectly suited for this memory is Adobe’s After Effects CS5, which requires tons of memory and high performance during rendering. While the overclocking potential of the H2O kit was limited by our processor, the reviewers do believe that it is possible to squeeze a bit more performance out of these memory modules with an unlocked CPU.
thinkcomputers reviewed the GSkill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 8GB
With the standards basically being for DDR3 kits to be 1600Mhz. They are widely used on the AMD AM3 platform to Intel 1156 and 1366 setups as well. DDR3 kits range everywhere from 1066Mhz to the 2500Mhz. When DDR3 1600MHz was coming around to be one of the most popular memory kits, the G.Skill Ripjaws where the best value for the offering.
Overclocking. Once in the bios you can see all of the settings are defaulted to 1333Mhz with my ASRock motherboard. After going into the OC Tweaker settings in the ASRock BIOS the reviewer enabled the XMP profile which would bring the memory from 1333Mhz to 1600Mhz that the G.Skill Ripjaws are rated at.
the reviewers will be testing The Ripjaws at the stock settings at 1600Mhz and then at the max overclock the reviewer was able to achieve with the memory at 1760Mhz with the stock timings on the Ripjaws at 9-9-9-24
Testing the ram it provided pretty good speeds in all the tests. It was a little disappointed that the reviewer was unable to push it further.
funkykit reviewed the OCZ IBIS 160Gb SSD
What OCZ has done, is to slap two SSD PCBs together and configured them in RAID 0 mode, using a Silicon Image SATA RAID controller. Inside the drive, you’ll find a total of 3 PCBs, one houses the HSDL-based interface and SATA RAID controller, and the other two PCBs holds the independent SandForce-driven SATA SSD sub-units.
We’re already seen what their RevoDrive can do in terms of performance, so how will the IBIS SSD using their new HSDL interface compare? If all is good, the reviewers could be seeing the world’s fastest ever SSD (Oct 2010), but what’s also interesting, is that OCZ have introduced their new proprietary HSDL interface.
What is HSDL?
Unsatisfied with current interface options, OCZ developed High Speed Data Link or HSDL, to eliminate the existing I/O bottlenecks and take SSD technology to new heights. HSDL is capable of running up to 20Gbps of data bandwidth per channel, far surpassing the speed of existing storage interfaces. OCZ’s Cutting Edge HSDL interface is the answer to the SATA bottleneck and the driving force behind the IBIS SSD. For more details, see our FAQs.
Phenomenal! I’ve never seen anything quite like it, you really have see it to believe it. At first, the reviewer thought the IBIS’s performance would be similar to the RevoDrive, but he was wrong. In fact, the reviewer was pretty shocked to find out that the IBIS actually offers an increase of almost 40% over the RevoDrive. It’s something which i wasn’t expecting. the reviewer guess OCZ’s proprietary HSDL interface really does make a difference.
The IBIS currently offers the fastest performance ever for a SSD device, and there’s only one word to describe it …phenomenal. It’s truly one hell of a drive offering killer performance, but also at a killer price! (kills your wallet). Sadly, this is where the OCZ IBIS has failed.
hardwarebistro reviewed the Kingston SNV125-S2BD-30GB
Kingston SSDNow V-series comes with an eye-catching packaging box which is expected and reasonable since customers have paid such huge amount of money for getting this device. Some features and package contents are written at the back of the packaging in multi-language formats (17 languages).
Our review sample today is the consumer model; Kingston SSDNow V 30GB desktop kit which is the minimum requirement to set it up as an OS drive. The sequential read/write speeds for 30GB model are 180MB/s and 50MB/s while 64GB/128GB comes with much faster write speeds; 110-160MB/s (200MB/s for read).
Besides that the temperature of Kingston SSDNow V 30GB desktop kit is much lower than SATA HDD; 37C vs 42C and furthermore SSD doesn’t generate any noise at all since it does not have any mechanical moving device inside the drive. Overall SSD is still much preferable in most of the aspects except it comes with much higher price.