Performance - DDR3 Memory read | write
Memory Read test
Obviously we also had to peek at memory bandwidth performance. Now, clearly Intel has an advantage here, the Nehalem memory controllers are absurdly fast offering tremendous amounts of read/write performance for the Core i7 platform.
Now we enforced a slight change and are selecting a 1333 MHz DDR3 frequency from now on for the Phenom II processors. The difference in performance over 1066MHz is close to NIL though.
Memory Write test
We did the same with the memory write tests. Intel absolutely dominates with the memory controller based on-die Nehalem family processors.
Sandra Memory Index
One more memory test, here we make use of the Sandra Memory performance test, it gives us an index score of overall memory performance. Here again the numbers show amazing performance differences.