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Memory Performance: 8Gb-1600MHz vs. 4GB-2000MHz

In the run-up to this review we were offered memory from manufacturers which told us there were two approaches being taken to P55/Lynnfield systems. Corsair was pushing kits with high volumes of memory where as G.Skill and Kingston were focusing on speed over capacity. Shown below are results of how each approach affects the performance of our Core i7-870 CPU.

Unsurprisingly in the memory bandwidth test the two 2000MHz kits offer significantly better results than the 1600MHz sticks and anyone requiring high throughput would be well advised to go for these modules. In a real world scenario, such as 3D rendering there is little impact on the system performance and the Corsair modules finish around 500 points (3%) behind the Gelid and Kingston kits. It should be noted though that part of that advantage is due to the minor overclock on the CPU which is required to enable 2000MHz memory via X.M.P.

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Stuart Davidson

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