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

3D Benchmarks

3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.


Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world", "earth" or "living" in Parsi. The engine takes advantage of multi-core processors as well as multiple processors and supports DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Running the Far Cry 2 benchmark tool the test was run 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being omitted and the average calculated from the remaining 3.

Results conclusions

The Mushkin kit increased scores and frames per second across the board out scoring both the Patriot and Corsair kits by a significant margin. 3DMark 05 showed the highest increase with over 1500 points difference. 3D05 is however becoming dated by todays standards and can throw up some curious results that differ greatly from run to run. There is no doubting though that over the whole 3D benchmarking process, the Mushkin is clearly the best kit for gaming.

Let's head over to the conclusion...
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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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