Memory Guide

8GB DDR3-2133MHz Memory Kits Shootout

8GB DDR3-2133MHz Memory Kits Shootout


Results - SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2013a & PCMark 7

Results - SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2013a

For this software suite, we focused on two of its tests that determine its sustained memory bandwidth and latency numbers for the memory modules. It is obvious at a glance that the two memory modules kits from Kingston and Patriot Memory are lagging, in terms of memory latency, to the other three pairs as they have lower CAS timings.

They are also lagging in terms of memory bandwidth performance as the same three pair with lower latency timings outperform them; the kit from the Crucial Ballistix Elite series taking top spot. The higher latency timings have directly hindered their ability for speedier data transfer when compared to their lower latency counterparts; hence, the bandwidth performance scores were skewed in favor of the kits from Corsair, Crucial and G.Skill.

 

Results - PCMark 7

For PCMark 7 testing, we focused on the Creativity and Entertainment tests. The test results are not as conclusive as those from SiSoftware Sandra; however, we do note that the Patriot Memory Viper 3 memory modules performing poorly on the Creativity test.