Mushkin Blackline 12GB Kit Review

Benchmarks Part One

Mushkin Enhanced  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 Sandra

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.

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Most Recent Comments

19-07-2010, 12:30:26

Very, very pricey I can pick up a 12G PC3-14900 kit with CAS 9-9-9-24 for 300£ but nice overclocking though, 1904MHz is a nice overclock.Quote

19-07-2010, 12:35:37

I think this is funny but the Mushkin logo looks like a NVIDIA logoQuote

20-07-2010, 02:38:07

Originally Posted by name='silenthill'
I think this is funny but the Mushkin logo looks like a NVIDIA logo
I'm confused, how do they look alike?

The Mushkin logo is the 'less than' sign next to the letter M while nVidia's logo is like a spiralling eye.Quote

20-07-2010, 03:42:05

I don’t mean exactly alike but they give you a feeling that there a NVIDIA product, I don’t know maybe it’s just me.Quote

20-07-2010, 04:11:39

Just for a test I installed Photoshop CS today and I have a CANON EOS 1000D Digital SLR Camera which is 10MP, I noticed when I use JPEG format my 6GB ram can cope with it but when I use the RAW format it runs out very quickly, but I’m afraid of adding more ram to my system in case it could slowdown my overclocked system (increase the load on my CPU) I have read on the web that most overclockers prefer 6GB on the core I7 systems, I’m not so sure about this so what are your thoughts tom.Quote

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