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Overclocking Results, Continued

DDR3-1333 Speed and Latency Shootout

We saw how PC Mark 2005's memory bandwidth benchmark mostly reflected the overclocking capabilities of each module set, so let's drive the point home with SiSoftware's Sandra memory benchmark.

Sandra's results again are mostly due to memory speed, though Super Talent's 920 MHz memory clock somehow outperformed Wintec's 930 MHz memory clock, which was likely due to timings other than the four we set manually.

Of course the real reason why overclockers should consider DDR3 is to remove any memory speed limitations that might impede CPU overclocking. Given the small difference in memory performance-per-clock, overclockers should consider the fastest memory that fits within their budget.

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