8GB DDR2-800 and Vista - Real World 8GB Gaming Results

Article Index
8GB DDR2-800 and Vista
Crucial and Patriot DDr2-800 Kits
Road to 8GB and Test System
Synthetic Memory and Game Benchmarks
Real World 8GB Gaming Results
Applications and 8GB DDR2 on Vista

Real-World Gaming:

Many of today's games hog memory, and we wanted to see just how much of a hog some of the current titles really are and if more RAM makes these games run better.  To a point, more RAM is better but is 8GB too much?  We'll see.  Thanks to the good people over at FRAPS, I've been able to help test out a beta build of FRAPS for Vista and DX10.  Using this program has helped us get more accurate numbers as well as be able to record screenshots of DX10 titles.

 Call of Juarez
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 Company of Heroes
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 Lost Planet
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 Shadowrun
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I find it interesting that Lost Planet like the 2GB Patriot system running at the same speed as the 4GB SuperTalent system - at least in the Cave benchmark.  In the Snow level, they are tied, but are edged out slightly by the 8GB system.  Finally a win for 8GB!!!  The DirectX 10 Company of Heros is capped at 60FPS and the system scores just below that with an average framerate of 58+.  Call of Juarez is also too close to call.  In Shadowrun we see that the Crucial system performs best.  Once again, the faster CPU wins.

Carry on as we take on some applications with 8GB of DDR2-800!