3GB, 6GB or 12GB Investigated
Published: 27th March 2009 | Source: Corsair | Price: £61, £94, £200 |
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.
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...