|Mushkin Redline Enhanced 2133MHz DDR3 Memory|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Wednesday, 27 July 2011|
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Application benchmarks are a look at real world performance of the memory being tested. During this review we will be employing a combination of rendering, compression, and simulation to see how timing and speed of memory affects their performance.
Much like games that use DirectX or OpenGL to render their scenes CINIBENCH sees very little in gain by using higher performance RAM. The difference in performance between the Redline 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28 and our 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 kit is within our 1% margin of error. This is because the CINEBENCH OpenGL test is reliant on the video subsystem which bottlenecks well before our memory subsystem has a chance to affect our test.
Using the benchmarking tool that was built into WinRAR 4.00 we were able to effectively gauge how many kilobytes per second our test bed was able to compress. WinRAR is responsive to speed and timings and as such the Redline 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28 kit outperformance the second best Redline 1600Mhz 7-7-7-24 kit by 5% with a compression speed of 4506kB/s compared to 4315kB/s.
The speed of Euler 3D simulation is obviously sensitive to both speed and timings. As such the Redline 2133Mhz surges ahead of the competition and leads with a 4.7% performance increase over our Redline 1600Mhz 7-7-7-24 kit at 6.02Hz compared to 5.742Hz. Even more impressive compared to our high latency 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 kit we see a 14% boost in performance increasing from 5.1825Hz.