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OCZ Technology 6GB PC3-12800 Blade Triple Channel Memory Kit
Author: Jason Kohrs
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
Source: OCZ Technology
Purchase: mWave.com
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June 08, 2009

Testing:

The test system listed earlier in the review was used for the execution of all benchmarks, which include tests from these packages:

Lavalys Everest Ultimate Edition 5.02
Sisoftware Sandra Professional 2009.SP3
PassMark Performance Test v7.0
FutureMark 3DMark Vantage Professional 1.0.1
Windows 7 Experience

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For comparison purposes, a G.Skill 6GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 triple channel memory was also run through the same tests. The main differences between these kits are the timings and the price. The G.Skill kit offers rather loose timings of 9-9-9-24, while the OCZ Technology kit offer the aggressive timings of 6-6-6-24. And on the price, you could pick up three of these G.Skill kits for the cost of one OCZ Technology kit. The G.Skill kit is available for just under $100 (US), while the best deal I could find on the OCZ technology kit was about $340 (US) at mWave.com, which is after a $20 mail in rebate! Maybe the price will get more competitive if this kit ever shows up at Newegg.com.

Lavalys Everest Ultimate Edition 5.02:

We'll start off by looking at the results from the latest release of Everest Ultimate Edition. Four sets of results are provided, including memory read speed (in MB/s), memory write speed (in MB/s), memory copy speed (in MB/s), and memory latency (in ns). Higher values are better for read, write, and copy, while lower values are better for latency. The chart below shows the results achieved, and while at stock speeds and with stock timings, the OCZ Technology kit holds a slight edge. The latency is one area where the OCZ Technology kit really stands out, putting up a result that is over 18% better than the G.Skill kit thanks to its tight timings.



While overclocked things do get better for the OCZ Technology kit, but when comparing 1600MHz performance the 6-6-6-24 timings don't look all that much better than the 9-9-9-24 timings.

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