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    Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro PC3200 Dual Channel Kit and Transcend PC4000 512MB Review
    Author: Alan Wong
    Date Posted: December 7th, 2003
    Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro 1GB DDR400 Dual Channel Kit SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Transcend TS64MLD64V5F DDR500 512MB SLRating: SLRating: 8/10
    Bottom Line: If you want to tweak a bit extra out of your kit then its important to get good RAM. We evaluated two sets of RAM from Corsair and Transcend against gaming/system benchmarks, there was a difference, if you want to overclock which would be the best option for you, read on to find out in our official review............

    Find the lowest price for this product Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro 1GB DDR400 Dual Channel Kit
    Find the lowest price for this product Transcend TS64MLD64V5F DDR500 512MB
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    Conclusion

    In almost all the benchmarks, the Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro came up on top, but not by much. The Transcend 512MB DDR500 came in very close to the Corsair TwinX and nonetheless performed excellently, considering that the Transcend module only had 512MB of RAM, had a somewhat high timing (3-4-4-8), and was single channel. However, I expected a little more from the Corsair TwinX, since it costs around $290 while the Transcend 512MB DDR500 is about $150 (and the performance of the TwinX-1024-3200LLPro did not really justify its price).

    Although the Corsair TwinX costs almost twice as much as the Transcend DDR500, keep in mind that you get 2 sticks (as opposed to 1) of 512MB of RAM, which are also low latency and have cool looking LED lights. The Corsair was able to overclock to 222MHz just like the Transcend however, the Corsair TwinX managed to run at a lower timing of 2-3-2-6 while the Transcend DDR500 was only able to run at 3-4-4-8. This leaves more potential head room for overclocking for the Corsair TwinX than the Transcend DDR500. For those who find that the TwinX1024 is too expensive, users with a lower budget can opt out of the 1GB kit and could either go 512MB: either the CMX512-3200LLPro (which is actually same 512MB stick used in the TwinX1024-3200LLPro Kit) or the TwinX512-3200LLPro, which just two sticks of 256MB DDR400 with the specifications (CAS Latency, Heat Spreader, LED Lights, timing, etc.) of the TwinX1024-3200LLPro.

    Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro 1GB DDR400 Dual Channel Kit

    Pros:

    • Superior Performance
    • High potential for intense overclocking with low timing and CAS Latency
    • Cool looking LED lights
    • Dual Channel
    • Lifetime Warranty

    Cons:

    • Expensive (~$290+)

    SLRating: 9.5/10

     

     

    Transcend TS64MLD64V5F DDR500 512MB

    Pros:

    • Performance is very close to those of the Corsair TwinX
    • Able to overclock at moderate levels
    • Lifetime Warranty

    Cons:

    • Lower priced than the Corsair TwinX1024-LLPro
    • Not able to overclock at low timings/CAS Latency

    SLRating: 8/10



    Contributors to this Review

    SLCentral would like to thank Anna at Corsair and Lily at TranscendUSA for sending us the RAM for review.
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    1. Introduction
    2. Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPRO Dual Channel Kit
    3. Transcend TS64MLD64V5F 512MB DDR500
    4. Test Setup
    5. Gaming Benchmarks
    6. System/RAM Benchmarks
    7. Overclocked Results
    8. Conclusions

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