|Mushkin Redline Enhanced 2133MHz DDR3 Memory|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Wednesday, 27 July 2011|
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Mushkin Enhanced Redline 2133Mhz Final Thoughts
For enthusiasts RAM is an important component in getting every sliver of performance out of their system. Fortunately for those users Mushkin Enhanced has just what they need with their Redline 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28 kit. It provides 24.5% more bandwidth in our SiSoft's Sandra memory benchmark compared to the 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 kit. Real world this translates to an 11% boost in compression performance when compared to the same kit. At the same time utilizing the Frostbyte heat spreader this kit looks great in users system and will easily fit under even the largest of coolers with its 1.45" size. This all comes wrapped up in a beautiful red finish that looks great in a multitude of systems. Just adding to this is the fact that Mushkin Enhanced stands behind this kit enough to provide a lifetime warranty if things were to ever go belly up.
Unfortunately the Mushkin Enhanced Redline 2133Mhz kit is not perfect. While running our Memtest86+ against the memory at the speeds specified by the XMP profiles we ran into problems in the form of massive amounts of error. This was easily rectified by keeping the same timings but loosening the command rate from 1T to 2T. I understand that this kit is running right at the edge of what Intel's P67 chipset can handle so your mileage may vary, still it was disconcerting to see this.
Mushkin Enhaned Redline 2133Mhz Conclusion
Needless to say the Redline 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28 kit performs great. It easily stayed ahead of its competition in each of the benchmarks it was given both synthetic and real world. Although this will not be perceivable in gaming other applications such as photo editing, compression, and simulation will show benefit in using this very quick kit of memory.
The Redline 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28 kit with Mushkin Enhanced's proprietary Frostbyte heat spreader looks great. This heat spreader is then covered in great looking, well done, and perfectly finished coat of metallic red paint. It all comes together to make a very slick looking package that looks great in a enthusiests system.
The Redline 2133Mhz kit is well built with each stick of memory having a decent amount of heft to it. This ends up giving off the impression that this kit is designed to last, and apparently Mushkin Enhanced feels the same way providing a lifetime warranty to owners of this kit.
Functionality is all about being able to perform at the specified speed and timing set by the manufacture. Unfortunately the Redline 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28 kits falls slightly short of this because it is unable to perform at the specified XMP profile using a 1T command rate without being very unstable and throwing out all kind of errors within Memtest86+. This can be rectified by increasing the command rate to 2T. Still it should be on the mind of those buying this RAM that running at the edge of what the P67 chipset is designed to handle may require some manual settings in order to get system stability.
When compared to the sub $60 8GB kits on the market the Redline 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28 kit is expensive at $145.99 at Amazon. Still compared to days of old when prices of RAM where down right outrageous the fact that we are paying less than $200 for 8GB kit of memory that is rated at over 2133Mhz is acceptable. To top it off you get a lifetime warranty with it something that many people would be willing to pay for.
For users wanting to get every last bit of performance out of their P67 system I would easily recommend the Mushkin Enhanced Redline 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28 kit. It provides solid performance, while looking great, and users will be able to rest assured that they will be taken care of with the lifetime warranty that Mushkin Enhanced provides with this kit. In the end we award Mushkin Enhanced's Redline 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28 kit the Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer for outstanding performance.
+ Top our charts for performance on the P67 chipset
- Had to loosen command rate from 1T to 2T to pass Memtest 86+
Final Score: 9.1 out of 10.
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