The InQuest test used a Vancouver motherboard and Camino chipset supplied by Intel and two double-sided 256-Mbyte 800-MHz Direct RDRAM RIMM memory modules from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. The platforms was tested against a Samurai DDR chipset from Micron Technology Inc. supporting Micron's 64-Mbit PC266 SDRAM in buffered PC2100 DIMMs.
Both tests used Intel's new Coppermine Pentium 733-MHz processor, and each system was tested using the University of Virginia standard StreamD benchmark, according to McComas.
The Samurai/DDR combo beat the Camino/Rambus duo with an average performance advantage of 24.4% in a series of tests, and exceeded 30% in some cases. Tests using the WSTREAM.EXE benchmark showed DDR besting Direct Rambus by a much smaller average of 2.7 %.