|Mushkin PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz RAM Kit HP3-10666|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 01 November 2007|
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At the beginning of our series we reviewed the Patriot PC3-15000 DDR3 1866MHz 2GB RAM Kit, a set of system memory destined for only the most elite overclocking systems a hardware enthusiast could dream up. In this second installment featuring the Mushkin PC3-10666 CL6-7-6-18 HP3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz 1GBx2 1.8V RAM kit, Benchmark Reviews has moved away from the expensive focus on extreme overclocking and onto a reasonably priced DDR3 product more likely to make it onto hardware enthusiasts' Christmas lists this year.
Benchmark Reviews is especially proud of the large collection we have collected for this DDR3 series. In our High-Speed DDR3 Overclocking and Review Series primer article, we mentioned more than ten different DDR3 kits will be tested and overclocked. Many of the kits we have tested so far have helped achieve extremely uncommon overclock speeds, and even some of the kits not setting speed records managed to impress us with their combination of performance and value.
Many of the readers will probably not consider DDR3 an important part of the hardware market just yet. It's expensive, and it's not going to change their system performance from a 2 to a 10. DDR3 is a more efficient replacement over DDR2 to be certain, but high-speed DDR3 is intended for overclockers and enthusiasts almost exclusively. In a year from now, I can expect to see DDR3 pressed into almost every single new motherboard produced. However for today, the demand behind DDR3 and its high-speed variants is best met by the growing number of hardware enthusiasts which push their equipment well past the stock settings.
All of this is great news for the overclocker, the hardcore gamer, and the hardware enthusiast; which has been the case every time high-end system memory parts arrive to the market. It wasn't all that long ago we all had SDRAM with 1 and 1.5CL timings, and then DDR arrived with CL3. This is part of the logical order of things, so the argument of higher latency timing is almost irrelevant. It was the exact same story when DDR2 arrived to replace DDR; which nearly doubled the timings. So from a technical standpoint we should appreciate that the timings have only gradually increased despite the much larger jump in clock speed, because history has proven this to be difficult.
EDITORS NOTE: Benchmark Reviews has also published the article DDR3 RAM: System Memory Technology Explained
About the company: Mushkin, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Mushkin is best known for producing "Enhanced" memory modules. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado Mushkin provides performance enhanced computer products to users worldwide. Exceptional quality, enhanced performance and unparalleled customer support are what make Mushkin products the best in the industry.
Mushkin products include an enhanced power supply line and a complete selection of memory upgrades for desktops, servers and notebooks - we offer something for everyone from business user to gamer. Our enhanced memory products are available in several performance categories from standard to extreme, with our REDLINETM series in a class of its own. Our enhanced power supply line offers superb regulation and ripple characteristics, modularity and plenty of power to supply the most demanding systems.
With customers including everyone from Apple Computer and NASA to gamers and web browsers, Mushkin knows what is important to customers - enhanced performance with uncompromising quality. With Mushkin you Get More.
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