|Corsair Vengeance 1866 MHz DDR3 Memory Kit|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Sunday, 19 June 2011|
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Benchmark Reviews users synthetic benchmarks to more effectively show difference between the hardware being tested. These tests are very sensitive to the most minor changes and therefore can highlight the performance difference that exist between different sets of RAM.
AIDA64 provides a memory benchmarking tool that scales well with speed but unfortunately does not respond nearly as well to tightening timings. The increase in performance from the Mushkin Redline Enhanced 1600MHz 7-8-7-24 is around 7.5% for the Read Benchmark increasing from 20264MB/s to 21872.5MB/s. Much like the Sniper, our Vengeance 1866MHz kit provides around a 3% boost in write performance over the low latency 1600MHz 7-8-7-24 Mushkin Redline kit.
One of our newest benchmarking applications MaxxMEM2 provides results that are more responsive to speed changes rather than tightening of timings. The Corsair Vengeance is able scrounge up a 7.5% gain in write performance compared to the 1600MHz 7-8-7-24 kit at 22511.2MB/s compared to 20820MB/s. The write performance is far less interesting with only a ~3% difference between the Vengeance and the Redline Enhanced 1600MHz 7-8-7-24 kit. The last score is an overall memory score in MB/s which has Corsair Vengeance performing roughly 5% better than the Redline Enhanced 1600MHz at 22620MB/s.
Using STREAM SiSoft's Sandra provides a near linear performance increase as the speed of RAM increases. During testing it became apparent that both the G.Skill Sniper and Corsair Vengeance were performing at around 1% each other. Still moving from a 1600MHz kit to a 1866MHz kit such as the Corsair Vengeance provides over a 12% boost in read and write bandwidth moving from compared the 1600MHz 7-8-7-24 moving from 21.275GB/s and 24.2GB/s in integer buffered performance.