Corsair XMS3 DHX PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) 4GB Kit
3D Game Results
Call of Duty 4 is a stunning DirectX 9.0c based game that really looks awesome and has a very full feature set. With lots of advanced lighting, smoke and water effects, the game has excellent explosions along with fast gameplay. Using the in-built Call Of Duty features, a 10-minute long gameplay demo was recorded and replayed using the /timedemo command a total of 5 times. The highest and lowest FPS results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.
Crysis is without doubt one of the most visually stunning and hardware-challenging games to date. By using CrysisBench - a tool developed independently of Crysis - we performed a total of 5 timedemo benchmarks using a pre-recorded demo designed to stress the CPU and Memory subsystem. To ensure the most accurate results, the highest and lowest benchmark scores were then removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording. The benchmark was set to run a total of 5 times, with Quake4Bench automatically calculating an average result at the end of the run.
Unreal Tournament 3 is the highly anticipated game from Epic Games and Midway. The game uses the latest Unreal engine, which combines fast gameplay along with high quality textures and lighting effects. All benchmarks were performed using UTbench to create a bot match on the DM-BioHazard map. As usual, all benchmarks were performed 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
Looking first at the results from the Corsair XMS3 kit at its stock speed, we can see that in almost every game benchmark it actually beats out the higher-clocked Crucial and CSX kits. While this may only be by 1-2fps at 1600mhz, increasing the speed to 2000mhz sees the Corsair XMS3 kit further increase its lead.
This is undoubtedly shows that gaming with 4GB (especially on Windows Vista) is more beneficial than a high-speed 2GB kit.
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