GSkill SNIPER PC3-12800 CL7 12GB Memory Kit
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Our latest G1.Assassin based test rig was used for all modules in this test.
As always you know how much we like comparing similar things and so to see how well the latest SNIPER kit by GSkill performs we also used some of our previous tested kits namely the Kingston T1 Series 2GHz CL9 6GB DDR3 kit, the OCZ Blade Series 2GHz CL7 6GB DDR3 kit and the Kingston T1 Series 2250MHz CL9 kit in both 6GB and 12GB. Also since some of you asked we also simulated the timings of the Of the CL9 SNIPER kit to showcase the differences between CL7 and CL9. We also used 1T in all kits since 2T seemed way too relaxed for such a platform. Of course since we are talking about memory kits and not graphics accelerators the differences when it comes to games is not large, still there is definitely some performance increase when moving from 1600 to 2250MHz, especially in applications, substantial or not well that's up for each person to decide. We also thought on running the same benchmarks at our maximum achieved overclocking frequency of 2GHz@CL9 but because this was achieved with volts higher than the recommended 1.65v (at least not with the G1.Assassin) we decided not to include them.
So as usual in order to give you the best and most accurate results we used a wide variety of methods including both benchmarking programs and games. So we kicked off our tests with the latest AID64 Extreme 1.7 version (formerly known as Everest Ultimate), Sisoftware Sandra Pro 2011 SP2, ScienceMark 64Bit, SuperPi1.5 and we finished with Crysis Warhead in order to check the differences between 1600MHz, 2000MHz and 2250MHz along with the difference when going from the same CL9 kit to the CL7 one.