OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) DDR3 2GB Kit
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 3 times with averages being calculated from each of the results.
F.E.A.R. is a game based on the Lithtech Jupiter EX engine. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects.Included in the game is a benchmark facility that taxes the entire PC system. This benchmark was run 3 times to ensure uniformity of results.
Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording along with 4xAA, 8xAF settings at a resolution of 1280x1024.
Counter-Strike:Source is a popular multi-player FPS based on the extremely scaleable Source engine. The game takes advantage of many DirectX 9.0c features, but is fairly undemanding on the GPU and tends to thrive on systems with fast CPU's and Memory.
As expected, all results show that the greatest performance comes with the memory clocked at DDR3-1946 with 8-8-8-25 timings. Obviously we need to keep in mind that the CPU speed is over 600mhz faster than the stock DDR3-1800 setting and almost 300mhz higher than the DDR3-1804 setting, but regardless of this we can see that the Platinum kit gives the CPU plenty of room for overclocking without the need to run the memory on a divider thus compromising bandwidth.