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Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 2GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit Review
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 2GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit Review - PCSTATS
DDR3 memory is all the hype right now, particularly with Intel's X38 chipset making waves. Crucial's entry into the enthusiast class DDR3 memory line the 2GB Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 memory kit.
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DDR3 Memory Benchmarks: Sandra XI, WinRAR, PCMark05

SiSoft Sandra XI Source:Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system as well as the individual components. The results are also purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra XI:
Memory ALU FPU
Corsair Twin3X2048-1800C7D (333/1333) 6876 MB/s 6841 MB/s
Super Talent W1866UX2G8 DDR3-1866 (333/1333) 6756 MB/s 6431 MB/s
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (333/1333) 6579 MB/s 6621 MB/s
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (445/1780) 7643 MB/s 7729 MB/s
Memory Latency Random: ns Ranking
Corsair Twin3X2048-1800C7D (333/1333) 71
Super Talent W1866UX2G8 DDR3-1866 (333/1333) 75
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (333/1333) 75
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (445/1780) 70
Memory Latency Linear: ns Ranking
Corsair Twin3X2048-1800C7D (333/1333) 11
Super Talent W1866UX2G8 DDR3-1866 (333/1333) 11
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (333/1333) 11
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (445/1780) 10

The Crucial Ballistix PC3-1280 shows that it has a lot of power here in Sisoft Sandra. The memory bandwidth numbers are surprisingly low compared to the other DDR3 memory, but latency is pretty good.

WinRAR Internal Benchmark Source: RARLabs

This command generates random data, which contain specially introduced redundancy increasing load to processor and memory. Then data are passed through RAR compression and decompression algorithms and output of decompression algorithm is compared with source data. If any difference found, WinRAR reports "Errors found - Yes" in the command window. Also WinRAR displays a size of processed data and compression speed, current and resulting, in kilobytes per second. You may use the resulting speed value to compare RAR performance in different conditions.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportWinRAR
Compression Test: MB/s Ranking
Corsair Twin3X2048-1800C7D (333/1333) 1452
Super Talent W1866UX2G8 DDR3-1866 (333/1333) 1428
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (333/1333) 1396
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (445/1780) 1532

In the WinRAR compression test, bandwidth is king. At stock speeds the Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 is ever so slightly slower than the other DDR3 memory PCSTATS tested recently. Overclocking helps though and puts the Crucial memory in first place.

Futuremark PCMark05 1.2.0 Source: FutureMark

PCMark05 is a premium tool for measuring both normal home use and simple 3D performance of the latest PC hardware. There are 11 system tests - each one is designed to represent a certain type of PC usage. By running these tests, PCMark05 stresses the components in a similar manner as they are stressed in normal home usage.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark PCMark05 1.2.0:
Overall Points Ranking
Corsair Twin3X2048-1800C7D (333/1333) 6719
Super Talent W1866UX2G8 DDR3-1866 (333/1333) 6747
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (333/1333) 6774
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (445/1780) 6869
Memory Points Ranking
Corsair Twin3X2048-1800C7D (333/1333) 6122
Super Talent W1866UX2G8 DDR3-1866 (333/1333) 5953
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (333/1333) 6033
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 (445/1780) 6433

PCMark05 numbers put all DDR3 memory within striking distance of each other. Overclocking does not boost the overall score much, but does increase the memory score slightly.

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Contents of Article: Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8
 Pg 1.  Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 2GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit Review
 Pg 2.  Understanding the Basics of DDR3 Memory
 Pg 3.  Crucial DDR3 Ballistix Overclocked
 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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