3GB, 6GB or 12GB Investigated
Published: 27th March 2009 | Source: Corsair | Price: £61, £94, £200 |
PCMark Vantage is the latest benchmarking suite from Futuremark. Differing significantly from their 3DMark suites, PCMark performs a series of benchmarks designed to recreate and benchmark scenarios of a PC being used for everyday tasks. Vantage has a Vista only requirement as it actually relies on several different components from the OS in order to run correctly.
PCMark Vantage seemed to do what I could not; show a difference between the 3 DDR3 kits. In every benchmark, Vantage showed a performance advantage was to be had with the 12GB kit. While the differences again were not eye popping or huge by any stretch of the imagination, there does appear to be a distinct leap in performance the more capacity there is.
Let's head over to the conclusion where I attempt to put today's testing into perspective...