Now that we have tested the memory subsystem parameters let’s move over to the performance in complex benchmarks.
SuperPi test aggravates what we have just mentioned. It is true, only if the Socket Am2 system is equipped with DDR2-800 SDRAM it can outperform a Socket 939 system with DDR400 SDRAM set to 2-2-2 timings.
Some applications appear pretty independent of the memory subsystem performance. Nevertheless, even here we can see that DDR2 SDRAM is quite inefficient compared with fast DDR400 SDRAM.