Pence Per Megabyte: 18.6
Torture Test at 266MHz â€“ Passed
Torture Test Overclocked - Passed
The 1GB module differs from the 512MB only in that itâ€™s double-sided and sports eight chips on each face. Like the smaller modules, thereâ€™s no heat spreader fitted and the PCB colour is your standard green fair.
Swissbit offer a two-year warranty on its retail modules, one year for OEM parts.
Testing â€“ 266MHz:
Rank When Tested at 266MHz: Joint 8th from 9
As a single module single-channel mode was the only option and as a result I wasnâ€™t expecting much performance wise; and thatâ€™s precisely what I got. The best it could be expected to do would be second last behind the other single stick, but in the end it had to settle for a spot at the very bottom of the heap.
Testing â€“ Overclocking:
Maximum Frequency - Overclocked using timings of 4-4-4-12: 346MHz
Rank â€“ based on maximum operating frequency joint 9th from 10
Rank â€“ based on overclocked benchmark performance 9th from 10
Making it to the same 346MHz limit I saw from the 512MB modules is no great surprise. This unfortunately left it looking lost and forlorn as it fortified its last place showing.
Overall Rank: 8th from 9
As expected after seeing the performance in a dual-channel configuration, running a lone stick produced results that fell behind every other module on test. If it were dirt cheap then Iâ€™d be tempted to remind you how little difference youâ€™re likely to â€œfeelâ€ when used in real world applications, but with the poor warranty, uncompetitive price and lacklustre overclocking I canâ€™t even defend them in that way.