Corsair Dominator GT 1600MHz AM3 Review
PCMark Vantage is Futuremark's flagship "System Wide" benchmark. With a large focus on day to day operations, it's an excellent means of judging the capability of a computer as a whole.
This particular benchmark took a real shine to both memory frequency increases and tighter timings in the aforementioned tests. Aside the peculiar dip in the Memories test with 1600C9 memory, the results are very much as you might expect them.
3DMark Vantage is Futuremarks flagship gaming oriented benchmark at present and is considered to be a demanding one at that. Our tests were carried out under the "Performance" prefix.
As the name suggests, it is a GPU dependent game and as such, the (lack of) difference in scores with varied memory configurations are a testament to that.
DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support. Let's crank up the settings and give it a whirl...
Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 is among the most popular games available at present. With plenty of explosions and densely (polygon) populated maps, it should prove to be an interesting test for our test setup.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Flight Simulator X remains to be a terribly demanding game for it's age. Known for being very demanding on the CPU but also requiring a level of GPU power in the process, we thought it'd be interesting to see how it faired.
None of our games really showed dramatic increases in performance between the three configurations (if at all in some cases), indicating that under typical gaming conditions, the speed of memory doesn't make a significant impact on frames per second. Let's tie this up shall we?