Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

To verify that the memory works as advertised, the modules was run through our standard benchmark suite. In most cases, the results are presented for the memory under review as well as a different similar-class memory modules for performance comparison purposes. The benchmark tests used should give you a good understanding of the memory's capabilities so that you, the reader, can make a more informed purchasing decision.

Test System Setup


Intel Core i5-3570K
(3.4GHz, 34 x 100MHz Base Clock)




Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 modules
(1600MHz, 9-10-9-27-1T)
(1866MHz, 9-10-9027-1T)

Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 modules
(1600MHz, 10-10-10-27-1T)

G.SKILL RipJawsX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 modules
(1600MHz, 11-11-11-30-1T)

Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA III HD

Sound Card

Onboard sound

Video Card

AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB

CPU Cooling

Laing DDC pump with EK-DDC X-TOP Rev 2 Plexi
Swiftech MCR320-QP Radiator
Swiftech Apogee HD water block

Video Drivers

AMD ATI Catalyst 13.1

Power Supply

Corsair 650w

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Test Setup Explanation

The 64-bit Windows 7 based test bench used for memory testing includes an Intel Core i5-3570K CPU, an AMD Radeon 5870 1GB video card, and a Western Digital Black 1TB SATA hard drive. Using the selected components gives us the ability to demonstrate the memory's capabilities rather than that of the components themselves.

Benchmark Tests used for evaluation:

  • SiSoft Sandra 2012
  • AIDA64 Extreme Edition v2.85.2400
  • MaxxMEM2 v1.91
  • 7-Zip v9.20
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