Mushkin PC16000 Radioactive 6GB Review
If anyone doubted the CPU heavy nature of rendering then this nicely demonstrates it. Although RAM speed has some assistance we can see when comparing the Radioactive at stock to the Blackline at stock, a 667MHz difference in RAM speed, there is a small benefit, they still lag a long way behind the 4GHz CPU tests of the three overclocked runs.
The ever reliable POV-Ray backs up the results we saw above with the faster CPUs completely dominating. The strange thing though is how the Radioactive at stock is behind the Blackline at stock. Now stock Blackline is 133MHz BCLK whereas stock (XMP) Radioactive is 143MHz BCLK and so has a faster CPU and faster DIMMs. Curious.
When overclocked the tight timings of the Radioactive allow it to just about edge a lead but it's all very tight.