Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 CL7 DDR3 2gb Kit
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed 3 times with averages being calculated from each of the results.
F.E.A.R. is a game based on the Lithtech Jupiter EX engine. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects.Included in the game is a benchmark facility that taxes the entire PC system. This benchmark was run 3 times to ensure uniformity of results.
Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording along with 4xAA, 8xAF settings at a resolution of 1280x1024.
Counter-Strike:Source is a popular multi-player FPS based on the extremely scaleable Source engine. The game takes advantage of many DirectX 9.0c features, but is fairly undemanding on the GPU and tends to thrive on systems with fast CPU's and Memory.
Unlike the application benchmarks over the previous page, the performance difference between 7-7-7-20 and 6-7-7-20 goes totally undetected in Quake4, Fear and 3DMark06. This just goes to show that the increased bandwidth and lower latency figures shown by Sisoft Sandra and Everest with the memory running at CL6 don't neccesarily equate to an increase in real-world performance. However, with the memory overclocked to 1472mhz and the latencies relaxed to 9-9-9-25 we can see a small FPS advantage in CS:Source, FEAR and Quake4 with a fairly significant points advantage in 3DMark05/06.