Crucial Ballistix 1600mhz & MOD Review
As this is a kit designed to run at 1600 we thought we'd put it up against the Kingston LoVo we recently tested to see if the extra voltage makes a difference.
Despite both the Kingston and the Crucial being both 1600MHz and CAS8, the Crucial takes a fairly healthy lead here, and even though our overclock was only mild we still see the benefits that fast RAM can have.
Our Sandra bandwidth test shows the Kingston and Crucial pretty neck and neck. Naturally the overclock on the Crucial gives us a nice little hike. Roughly a 10% increase for our 10% clockspeed. Proving what I said at the beginning about people not giving RAM enough priority in their PCs.
The CPU test here follows the results we've seen above. However the OpenGL test is pretty conclusive that, for whatever reason, the Kingston LoVo spanks the Crucial fairly comprehensively. As this is our first real "system-wide" test, it doesn't bode well for the next page.
Rendering requires enormous chunks of data to be swapped to the CPU and back and once again we find that the Crucial is found somewhat lacking.