Mushkin Ascent XP3 16000 2 x 1 GB Reviewccokeman -
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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. A comparison will be made of the performance at DDR3 1333, for a comparison point, and the highest achievable speed for the Mushkin XP3 16000.
SiSoftware Sandra XII: In this program, I will be running the following benchmarks: Cache and Memory, Memory Bandwidth and Memory Latency. All benchmarks will be at default timings. Higher is better in all tests, except for Memory Latency, where lower is better.
In the PCMark Vantage 1333MHz testing, the Ascent modules finished lower on the suite score, but were over 400 marks higher on the memory score. In the Sandra testing, the scores at the 1333 MHz level were just about identical, given that the speed and latencies were again almost identical. Once the speed was ramped up, of course, the modules performed better.