Mushkin 6GB (3x2GB) XP series DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Kit

Memory Benchmarks

SiSoftware Sandra
(the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC. Each of the benchmarks below were run a total of five times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average being calculated from the remaining three.

Focusing mainly on software and hardware information reporting, Everest also comes with a benchmark utility suitable for testing the read, write and latency performance of the memory subsystem. Each of these benchmarks were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average calculated from the remaining 3.

Super PI
SuperPI is the benchmark of choice for many overclockers. It's lightweight to download and can give a quick indication on how good a system is at number crunching. Once again, testing was performed a total of 5 times, with an average being calculated from the middle three results.

Results Observations
The Mushkin had the highest read speeds in both Everest and Sandra tests but also had the lowest write speeds. The Mushkin however proved the best performer in our SuperPI tests, being the quickest out of the three kits on test overall.

Let's see how we got on with the run of 3D Benchmarks...
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Most Recent Comments

10-03-2009, 07:02:28

Good review and very interesting kit... 500MHz overclock by loosening the timings quite a lot. It's pretty much been proven that generally more MHz is better than tighter timings so I'm sure at 2100MHz the kit would fly. Did ya get any benchmarks of the kit overclocked?

I think I'll seriously consider this kit when I decide to upgrade to i7 providing nothing better is available by then.

Also one lil thing in the first paragraph:

Hailing from the base of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado, USA, Muskin have long been known as producers of high performance memory for the worldwide enthusiast market. Including products such as memory upgrades for

Mushkin spelt wrong Quote

10-03-2009, 07:09:26

Not too bad a OC there! Fantastic review as aways. God I missed this site. Quote

10-03-2009, 12:10:10

Tox... Where you been hiding mate?Quote

10-03-2009, 14:31:20

lol, Under a huge pile of coursework/life. Quote

10-03-2009, 15:22:10

I did bench the kit but only for stability (SuperPI). I didn't display them as the CPU was not really overclocked too much. I didn't want to stress the memory controller as well as the memory as it would then be hard to distinguish exactly where the failings were so took the CPU out of the equation which inevitably has a skew on benchmark results and wouldn't be a fair representation of the benefits gained i.e a 14 second SuperPI run is not as impressive as a sub 10 second one. Alot of people just look at results and miss what is actually being tested .Quote

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