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Mushkin XP3-16000 Ascent 2GB DDR3 Memory Kit

By Cameron Johnson from Sep 18, 2008 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Mushkin

Test System


Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500


Motherboard: GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Hard Disk: 500GB Western Digital SE16 (Supplied by Western Digital)


Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1


Drivers: Intel INF, Forceware 175.16


As usual, we are using our OCZ XMP 1600MHz modules for comparison which have been very impressive, especially because they will run 7-6-6-18 at 1.9v at 1600MHz; a very low latency module indeed. Today we test using 1333MHz, 1600MHz and Max OC.


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Mushkin XP3-16000 Ascent 2GB DDR3 Kit


Mushkin XP3-16000 Ascent 2GB DDR3 Kit


Starting as usual, we hit the synthetic memory tests. At 1333MHz the Mushkin memory modules manage to get a higher score. At 1600MHz both modules are almost identical; while the Mushkin did run at a higher CAS latency, the other values were lower. At Max OC the 1980MHz speed of the Mushkin manages to push the OCZ out of contention.


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