G.SKILL Trident 2x1GB DDR3-1600MHz Memory Reviewajmatson - July 16, 2009
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PCMark Vantage: With this benchmark, I will be running the system suite, as well as the memory test suite. The measurement for the system suite will be the total score. The measurement for memory performance is the total memory score.
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP2: In this program, I will be running the following benchmarks: Cache and Memory, Memory Bandwidth and Memory Latency. Higher is better in all tests, except for Memory Latency, where lower is better.
Throughout PCMark Vantage and Sandra, the 2GB sets from OCZ and G.Skill held up nicely against the 4GB sets, although the latter did show a bit of a performance increase when the system was scored as a whole. Surprisingly though, when the memory was only tested in the Sandra Float and Integer runs, they were all the same. Interestingly, the two 4GB sets, when set with higher latencies, performed better than the Trident with lower latencies.