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High-Density DDR3: Five Dual-Module 8GB Kits Compared

Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600 CAS 9

The second company in today’s comparison to provide DDR3-1600 modules, Mushkin is quickly overtaking G.Skill in variety by also offering both triple-channel and reduced-latency versions of its 8GB Blackline 996776 dual-channel kit.

Mushkin’s parts require 1.65V for guaranteed stability at rated speeds and timings, although we were able to achieve these qualities using far less. Voltage increase isn’t available in SPD, so Mushkin adds an automatic-overclocking XMP profile.

Users who won’t or can’t adjust BIOS settings will find their Blackline 996776 kit defaults at the same DDR3-1333 CAS 9 settings as most of the other products in today’s lineup.