|VisionTek Ultimate Performance 1866Mhz DDR3|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Wednesday, 28 September 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 benchmarking tool that scales well with speed but unfortunately does not respond nearly as well to tightening timings. Due to this the Ultimate Performance 1866MHz 10-10-10-24 kit performs 5.3% better than the more expensive Mushkin 1600MHz 7-9-8-24 kit in the Read benchmark at 21383MB/s.
One of our newest benchmarking applications MaxxMEM2 provides results that are more responsive to speed changes rather than tightening of timings. Compared to the Mushkin 1600MHz 7-9-8-24 kit the Ultimate Performance kit has 5.7% more read bandwidth at 22084MB/s and a 5.3% better memory score at 22350MB/s.
Using STREAM SiSoft's Sandra provides a near linear performance increase as the speed of RAM increases. Due to this the VisionTek 1866MHz 10-10-10-24 kit scores show an increase of 12.2% compared to our stock 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 kit.