Results: Real-World Applications
Of the applications we most frequently use, 3ds Max is one of the most CPU-constrained, while WinRAR tends to be more DRAM-limited. We decided to split the difference and use both, beginning once again with the default performance levels of each memory kit.
Crucial has the best timings at default, so its lead in WinRAR is expected. On the other hand, Geil’s slower DDR3-1333 data rate doesn't saddle it with the expected loss. Instead, it appears that the secondary and tertiary timings of Kingston and Super Talent modules hold them back.
Manually configuring each kit to its best and most stable DDR3-1600 primary timings allows Adata to catch up to Crucial, and Geil to catch G.Skill. Kingston and Super Talent continue to trail slighty behind.
Crucial’s DDR3-1866 lead in 3ds Max was so surprising that it forced us to retest these results several times.
With Crucial and G.Skill both unable to reach DDR3-2133, Adata again finds itself in the lead. Geil isn’t far behind, and its DDR3-1333 rating appears far too conservative.
A bit surprised that Corsair Vengeance didn't make an appearance though.
Been using G.Skill RAMs since I can remember, and they've never failed me!
Would be a bit less irrelevant if more brands were tested.
To be honest I was more interested on that "dirty little secret" details than the test itself.
Also, an article named "who is who in the RAM marked" would be awesome, just like that one about Power Supplies...
Corsair said they had some new modules coming out and didn't want to focus on older models.cobra5000Good testing but at the start of the article, much emphasis was placed on the degradation of the cpu due to high memory voltage and then it just turns into a memory speed test. What about the cpu degradation?What about it? It's never been seen at 1.50V.