|Mushkin Ridgeback Redline Enhanced DDR3|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Sunday, 10 July 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. Because of this compared to the higher latency 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 kit we only receive a 3% boost in performance with an increase in write speed from 19968MB/s to 20264MB/s. Although this early test may not bode well for the Mushkin Enhanced Redline 1600Mhz 7-8-7-24 kit as we will see later it is vindicated in real world test later.
One of our newest benchmarking applications MaxxMEM2 provides results that are more responsive to speed changes rather than tightening of timings. With less than a 1-2% difference in these tests the differentiation between our higher latency 1600Mhz kit is negligible. The only test that shows some difference is the write test with a 3.4% difference in bandwidth with this Mushkin kit leading at 20820MB/s compared to the RipJaws 20116MB/s.
Using STREAM SiSoft's Sandra provides a near linear performance increase as the speed of RAM increases and has some sensativities to changes in timing. Our Integer Buffered performance sees a 2.3% boost in performance compared to our 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 kit at 21.275GB/s compared to 21GB/s. At the same time our Floating Buffered performance gets a 2.2% boost compared to the 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 kit at 21.26GB/s compared to 21GB/s. As we will see in real world application benchmarks the lower latency of this kit can easily make up for its lower speed.