Mushkin Blackline 12GB Kit Review
Everest Ultimate Edition
Remember us saying that more RAM is better? Well the stock Mushkin performs very well in our Everest RAM tests. We think the benefits of the Mushkin over the Corsair are based upon the highly refined DIMM chip, in the same way die shrinking has had such a huge benefit on CPUs, twice the RAM in the same space should make the difference we can see.
Once overclocked this kit flies with significant performance improvements to be had.
SiSoft Sandras memory bandwidth test gives a pretty definitive result with the Corsair and standard Mushkin neck and neck, but once the Mushkin is overclocked it strolls off into the distance quite comprehensively.
A similar benchmark, in terms of testing your entire system, to PC Mark Vantage, PassMark 7 clearly prefers more RAM with the 12GB Mushkin absolutely laying a spanking on the 6GB in the Memory Mark. The final PassMark rating is much closer, but there is no denying that the synthetics love more memory.