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Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue PC3-12800 6GB Memory Kit (Page 4)

Shawn Baker | Mar 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 1 min, 20 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Crucial

Test System Setup

Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.2GHz (200MHz x 16)

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)

Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

Graphics Card(s): GIGABYTE GTX 285(Supplied by GIGABYTE)

Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)

Operating System: Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit

Drivers: ForceWare 182.06

Today we'll be taking the time to see how the Crucial PC3-12800MHz Tracer 6GB kit runs at its rated 1600MHz DDR 8-8-8-24 and also see what kind of performance boost we get when running them at 1720MHz DDR 9-9-9-24.

One thing worth remembering, though, is when we're running the modules at 1720MHz DDR, the CPU also gets a 240MHz bump. For this reason we try to keep the focus on synthetic memory benchmarks that let us know the raw speed that is being produced.

wPrime

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.62

Developer Homepage: http://www.wprime.net/

Product Homepage: http://www.wprime.net/

wPrime uses a recursive call of Newton's method for estimating functions, with f(x)=x2-k, where k is the number we're sqrting, until Sgn(f(x)/f'(x)) does not equal that of the previous iteration, starting with an estimation of k/2. It then uses an iterative calling of the estimation method a set amount of times to increase the accuracy of the results. It then confirms that n(k)2=k to ensure the calculation was correct. It repeats this for all numbers from 1 to the requested maximum.

Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC3-12800 6GB Kit

The extra MHz on both the CPU and memory help give the 1720MHz DDR setup a nice little boost in performance under wPrime.

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Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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