SiSoft Sandra 2012
The Corsair Vengeance Pro modules benefit from the tighter timings enforced on them with higher memory bandwidth speeds and lower latencies at both the 1600MHz and 1866MHz speeds. However, the memory speed affect on bandwidth becomes very apparent at the Corsair Vengeance Pro rates speeds.
AIDA64 Extreme Edition
The AIDA Memory Benchmark test further confirm that the Corsair Vengeance Pro modules are well designed and fast. At base 1600MHz speeds, the modules are the fastest of the bunch with their numbers increasing (in the case of read speeds) or decreasing (in the case of latency) when you increase the module speed to their rated 1866MHz.
Again, we see the benefits of the Corsair Vengeance Pro module's tighter timings with higher bandwidth speeds and lower latency times across the board.
7-Zip is an open-source file compression and decompression software. File compression and decompression are very system and memory intensive, acting as a good indicator for system performance. The 7-Zip benchmark test was run with a 32MB dictionary size, 4 CPU threads active, and for 10 passes per test. The included benchmark test was repeated three times with the highest repeatable MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second) scores recorded.
The performance results in this test are the most telling out of all the synthetic benchmarks because of their reflection of application work operations. In both compression and decompression operations, we see the Corsair Vengeance Pro modules dominate due to their tighter timings. The performance difference when the memory speed is increased is most notable during compression operations.