|Best Timings at 1.60 V|
|Adata XPG DDR3-1600+|
|G.Skill Ripjaws X|
|Geil Evo Corsa|
Most of today’s modules only required 1.50 V to operate at their rated settings, but a few were designated 1.65 V designs. Without a proven track record for over-volting the memory controller of AMD’s 32 nm Llano APU, we decided to play it safe at 1.60 V. One of the 1.65 V-rated kits still took first place, as Mushkin’s Redline 997000 reached incredibly low 8-9-5-15 timings at a high DDR3-1866 data rate.
We never thought ASRock’s minimum tRAS of 5 would be a restrictive factor in our memory tests, but AMD’s new memory controller and the high-quality ICs used on today’s top modules combine to facilitate surprising low-latency capabilities.
Mushkin also wins the overclocking competition, though the top six of seven kits finished so close together than we have to wonder how much of today’s results are due to luck, and how much is due to custom binning by memory manufacturers.
- Turning DDR3 Into Graphics Memory
- Adata XPG DDR3-1600 CAS 8
- Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 CAS 8
- G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 CAS 8
- Geil Evo Corsa DDR3-1866 CAS 9
- Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 CAS 9
- Mushkin Redline DDR3-1600 CAS 7
- PNY XLR8 DDR3-1600 CAS 9
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Latency And Overclocking
- DDR3-1866 Benchmark Results
- DDR3-1600 Benchmark Results
- DDR3-1333 Benchmark Results
- Which DDR3 Memory Kit Is Right For You?