|Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB DDR3-1600|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Monday, 12 December 2011|
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Testing & Results
I rounded up several new quad-channel memory kits to provide a basis for comparison. All kits comprised four 4GB DIMMs for a total of 16GB of memory. There was one DDR3-1333 kit, the Corsair Vengeance LP at DDR3-1600, and a Kingston HyperX kit at both 1866MHz and 2133MHz. I ran all the memory kits at their XMP profile speeds (the Kingston memory had two XMP profiles, one for 1866MHz and one for 2133MHz, so I tested with both) on an Intel X79 Express system using an ASUS X79 Sabertooth motherboard and an Intel Core i7 3960X processor running at its stock clock speeds.
For this test I used three synthetic benchmarks to measure memory performance, and three application-based benchmarks to assess real-world performance.
Let's start with the synthetic testing...