3GB, 6GB or 12GB Investigated

Sisoft Sandra and Everest

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC. Each of the benchmarks below were run a total of five times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average being calculated from the remaining three.


Everest is in many ways similar to Sisoft Sandra. Focusing mainly on software and hardware information reporting, Everest also comes with a benchmark utility suitable for testing the read, write and latency performance of the memory subsystem. Each of these benchmarks were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average calculated from the remaining three.

Results Analysis

Interestingly, Sisoft Sandra  showed some differences between the 3 kits while Everest showed very little. The major jump comes from 3GB to 6GB and while there are still some gains with the 12GB kit, there are diminishing returns once you get past the 6GB mark. Again this was a strange set of results considering the only difference between the three kits is capacity.

Let's see how the boards perform in our next run of benchmarks...
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Most Recent Comments

27-03-2009, 18:44:38

With the advent of a triple channel memory controller on Intel's latest CPU, enthusiasts have been forced to ask a new question: Which memory configuration is best?


Read the full article here.Quote

27-03-2009, 18:54:44

Lol at the photos with all the ram. And 200 quid for 12GB, I paid that for 6GB 1333MHz. Prices are really dropping now.

Nice and unique review, really sheds some light on questions which are asked a lot and answered rarely.Quote

28-03-2009, 05:01:48

That was a really good review - I really enjoyed reading that.

I want to have enough RAM to take photos like that though. Quote

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