Mushkin PC12800 6GB Ridgeback Review

Test Setup, Everest and Sandra

Mushkin PC12800 6GB Ridgeback Review

Test Setup

Intel Core i7 930 @ Stock and 4GHz for the overclock tests
6GB Mushkin Redline Ridgeback
ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme
Corsair AX1200w
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Prolimatech Armageddon with Arctic MX-3
ATI HD5870

We're also comparing against the Corsair Dominator GT at both 1600MHz CAS8, and 2000MHz CAS8. Finally we're including our current favourite RAM the Kingston T1 Hyper X 2000MHz.

Everest Ultimate Edition

Our graphs are split into two main sections. The bottom two are the Mushkin Ridgeback at 1600 CAS6 vs the Corsair Dominator GT at 1600MHz CAS8. The top three are the Dominator @ 2000, Hyper X at 2000 and the Ridgeback at 2000, all at CAS8.

As you can see the Mushkin rocks and rolls in a big way. In the 1600MHz tests the much lower timings mean it performs exceptionally, and once the overclock is implemented it still romps ahead of the pack by quite some margin.


SiSoft Sandra

Sandra uses a different way of benchmarking memory than Everest and therefore might provide different results. It's this twin attack upon the process that allows us to give you a great feel for the product.

At stock the Ridgeback once again gives the Dominator GT a bit of a pounding. Once everything is overclocked at 2000MHz CAS8 the difference are, as you'd expect, negligable.

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Most Recent Comments

05-10-2010, 20:54:55

We have got our sticky mitts on the first sample of Red Mushkin Ridgeback outside of the Mushkin factory. We just had to put it to the test.

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06-10-2010, 07:47:16

The kit in stock on the Aria web site is black line. Do you know if Muskin are going release the red line with the ridgeback cooler as its not mentioned on the Muskin web site either only the Black line with the ridgeback cooler.Quote

06-10-2010, 09:18:29

Nice review (as always) and "Mushkin Redline Ridgeback 998826" That must be Folding memory Quote

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