|VisionTek Ultimate Performance 1866Mhz DDR3|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Wednesday, 28 September 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. This means that between our baseline 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 kit and our VisionTek 1866MHz 10-10-10-24 kit we see less than 1% of a difference well within our margin of error.
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 our VisionTek 1866MHz 10-10-10-24 has to give up some of its lead to the other 1866MHz 9-10-9-28 kits still compared to our 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 kit we look at a 3.2% boost in performance.
The speed of Euler 3D simulation is obviously sensitive to both speed and timings. Unfortunately, for this VisionTek kit that means that it performs 1.4% worse than the comparable 1866MHz kits that we have tested due to its looser 10-10-10-28 timings.