Corsair DDR3 CL8 1600MHz XMS3 Dominator 6GB Kit

3D Benchmarks

 
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.

 
 

 
 


Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world", "earth" or "living" in Parsi. The engine takes advantage of multi-core processors as well as multiple processors and supports DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Running the Far Cry 2 benchmark tool the test was run 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being omitted and the average calculated from the remaining 3.
 
 

 
Results conclusions

As you can see, the additional bandwidth has had a noticeable effect on the 3D and gaming benchmarks. However consideration should be given to the fact that the CPU frequency was also increased along with the memory frequency which perhaps has a bigger bearing on the results.

Let's head over to the conclusion...
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14-12-2008, 07:17:05

w3bbo
Looking to go i7? Unsure of what DDR3 to buy. Take a look at Corsairs Triple channel DDR3 1600mhz kit before you decide.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...121513500s.jpg

Read the full review HEREQuote

14-12-2008, 09:24:32

Molotov
Good review but the benchmarks seem a bit flawed as the CPU was overclocked as well.Quote

14-12-2008, 10:22:25

w3bbo
Unfortunatley, simply using the memory dividers resulted in the memory being unstable (1866mhz). I could have lowered the CPU divider and adjusted the Bclk frequency but no configuration would have left the CPU frequency exact unless I forfeited some memory speed.

We now have some OCZ (same spec as the Corsair) which should give a better comparison, stock vs stock.Quote
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