The following applications were used to verify memory performance: Passmark Performance Test
7.0 Build 1031 (64-Bit), SiSoft Sandra
Lite 2012.09.18.66, and AIDA64
Extreme Edition 2.50.2000. Please realize the Elite series kit was of the 8GB variety so some of the benchmarks unfairly punish the Elite kit.
Passmark Performance Test 7.0 Build 1031 (64-Bit):
PassMark includes five memory tests as well as an overall composite score. The memory tests are measured in terms of MB/s, with a higher score being better. The composite score is shown in unit-less "Marks," and higher is also better. Passmark results tended to show negligible differences between overclocked and non-overclocked memory settings. Other Bigbruin.com memory reviews have established this trend.
In the "Memory Allocate Small Block" evaluation the 16GB Sport VLP kit performs about same even when overclocked. Then we compare the overclocked Sport VLP versus the Tactical LP, which has a 3% speed advantage. Surprisingly the Sport VLP when overclocked has a 3% speed advantage over the overclocked Elite series kit.
Then we have the "Memory Read - Cached" results, which show the overclocked Sport VLP kit has the fastest speeds but by a an insigificant margin of less than 2%. Overclocking from stock speeds also yields less than a 2% improvement.
Next up are the "Memory Read - Uncached" results, which reveal all kits, overclocked or not, tested within 1% of each other.