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Mushkin HP3-10666 2GB DDR3-1333 Memory Kit Review

Mushkin HP3-10666 2GB DDR3-1333 Memory Kit Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Mushkin memory that's up for testing today is its 2GB HP3-10666 (DDR3-1333) memory kit. By default the memory is rated to run at 1333 MHz with low CAS latency timings of 6-7-6-18, on a voltage of 1.7-1.8V.
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External Mfg. Website: Mushkin Oct 24 2007   Max Page  
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Max Memory Overclocking Chart and Conclusions

It's great to see how individual memory stacks up against the competition under stock configurations, but we're also going to show how it compares when overclocked. With performance in mind, we're going to compare the maximum overclocked results of the various DDR2/3 memory modules PCSTATS has tested in the past which are listed below. Remember, just because memory is clocked fast doesn't mean it's the best thing for a computer. Timings are also important, and getting the right ratio of both is the real key to performance based overclocking!

Maximum Overclocked Speeds - PCSTATS TEST Results

DDR3 Memory - Maximum Speed w/ Low Latency

Timings

Capacity Max Speed

Ranking

Corsair DOMINATOR Twin3X2048-1800C7D 7-7-7-20 1024MB 1840 MHz
Super Talent W1866UX2G8 7-7-7-20 1024MB 1780 MHz
Mushkin HP3-10666 6-7-6-18 1024MB 1452 MHz
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 7-7-7-20 1024MB 0

DDR2 Memory - Maximum Speed w/ Low Latency

Timings

Capacity Max Speed

Ranking

Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1260 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF* 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1244 MHz
Patriot PDC22G9200ELK 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1170 MHz
OCZ PC2-7200 Platinum SLI* 4-4-3-15 1024MB 1142 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D* 4-4-4-12 1024MB

1142 MHz

PNY XLR8 D22GX85XL-5 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1120 MHz
Mushkin XP2-6400 4-3-3-10 2048MB 1066 MHz
SuperTalent T1000UX2G4 4-5-4-12 1024MB 1044 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4* 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1000 MHz
Patriot PDC22G8000+XBLK 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1000 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5* 4-4-4-12 1024MB 977MHz
Crucial PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 1024MB 890 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3* 3-4-3-9 1024MB 888 MHz
PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 4-4-4-12 1024MB N/A

DDR3 Memory - Maximum Speed

Timings

Capacity Max Speed

Ranking

Corsair DOMINATOR Twin3X2048-1800C7D 8-8-8-24 1024MB 1920 MHz
Super Talent W1866UX2G8 8-8-8-24 1024MB 1900 MHz
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 8-8-8-20 1024MB 1780 MHz
Mushkin HP3-10666 8-8-8-24 1024MB 1760 MHz

DDR2 Memory - Maximum Speed

Timings

Capacity Max Speed

Ranking

Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1300 MHz
PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1280 MHz
Patriot PDC22G9200ELK 5-5-5-12 1024MB 1260 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1244 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1244 MHz
PNY XLR8 D22GX85XL-5 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1220 MHz
OCZ PC2-7200 Platinum SLI* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1219 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1200 MHz
SuperTalent T1000UX2G4 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1160 MHz
Patriot PDC22G8000+XBLK 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1155 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1142 MHz
Mushkin XP2-6400 5-5-5-15 2048MB 1130 MHz
Crucial PC2-6400 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1080 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1066 MHz

* - denotes tested on ECS PN2 SLI2+ platform

The most significant aspect of Mushkin's 2GB HP3-10666 memory kit is that it runs with tight 6-7-6-18 timings. No other DDR3 memory we've tested can do that, so while it trails in the maximum overclocking chart in terms of clock speed, the benchmarks tell a completely different tale.

Mushkin is going in another direction with DDR3

Mushkin is taking an independent route when it comes to its new enthusiast grade DDR3 memory - the HP3-10666 modules.

While many memory companies are trumping high speeds, Mushkin know that CAS latency memory timings often play a bigger role in application performance. To that effect, PCSTATS is pleased to have tested this pair of low latency DDR3 memory.

It's the first low latency DDR3 on the market we're aware of in fact.

The 2GB Mushkin HP3-10666 memory might not be able to clock super high, but enthusiasts will definitely take notice of the stock 6-7-6-18 CAS Latency memory timings.

If you've been around the overclocking scene long enough, you'll no doubt know the value of low latencies. If not, you need only look back over the benchmarks.

PCSTATS memory benchmarks show a difference between the other DDR3 memory tested and the Mushkin HP3-10666 memory. That difference resides with the latency of the memory, so for example SiSoft Sandra reported more memory bandwidth. The WinRAR compression test illustrated the point yet again. In gaming benchmarks, 3DMark06 results were a toss up - all DDR3 memory modules performed the same. However, in Doom 3 and FEAR, the Mushkin HP3-10666 memory was in the lead.

When Mushkin's HP3-10666 memory was overclocked with those beautiful lax timings, it had problems beating its stock performance! That tells you how fast good DDR3 memory can handle with quick timings. Yes timings are that important. PCSTATS talked about this back in the DDR-days and the general rule of thumb still applies with DDR3 memory.

When memory manufacturers choose to go with memory that can run tight timings, speed is often sacrificed. This is the case with the Mushkin HP3-10666 memory. With the tight timings, the DDR3 memory was only able to hit 1452 MHz and even with the timings relaxed to 8-8-8-24, the memory only overclocked to 1760 MHz.

Even though the Mushkin HP3-10666 DDR3 memory is not the highest speed DDR3 memory PCSTATS has tested, that doesn't mean it's slow. In fact far from it, enthusiasts will quickly recognize the value of tight timings and in all honestly I wish more manufacturers would follow Mushkin's lead here. High speeds are great, but it's no good when timings are thrown out the window. Hopefully Mushkin can get these awesome DDR3-1333 memory modules out on the streets quickly because I expect many overclockers will be interested in them!

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Contents of Article: Mushkin HP3-10666
 Pg 1.  Mushkin HP3-10666 2GB DDR3-1333 Memory Kit Review
 Pg 2.  Understanding the Basic of DDR3 Memory
 Pg 3.  How does the tight timing DDR3 overclock?
 Pg 4.  DDR3 Memory Benchmarks: Sandra XI, WinRAR, PCMark05
 Pg 5.  DDR3 Memory Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 6.  — Max Memory Overclocking Chart and Conclusions

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