Mushkin PC10666 Low Voltage RAM Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Mushkin PC10666 Low Voltage RAM Review

Introduction

We recently reviewed the Mushkin Redline DDR3 kit and found that not only was it a thing of beauty and performed well at stock settings, but it also was an overclocking beast. The Ridgeback heatsink being both low-profile to fit under our test Noctua NH-D14 cooler and also high-performing with the RAM cool even highly overclocked.

This got us to thinking. If their high-performance RAM is exceptional, then maybe their low voltage RAM will be good too. After all we've seen a few low voltage kits pass through our doors and all of them were surprising in their level of performance and ability to overclock.

Mushkin have a very low latency, low voltage 6GB kit available so we just had to see how it faired.

Technical Specifications

As you can see with an operating voltage of only 1.5v there is a cut down in speed when using the primary XMP profile with the RAM being rated as 1333@7-7-7-20.

Low latency timings and some voltage headroom should at least see us able to push onwards a bit, but how far?

Model: 998955
Type: DDR3
Pins: 204
Voltage: 1.5V
Speed Spec: PC3-10666
Frequency: 1333MHz
Kit Quantity: Triple Kit
Module Density: 2GB
Module Config: 256x64
Ranks: 2
tCL: 7
tRCD: 7
tRP: 7
tRAS: 20
Registered: Unbuffered
Heatsink: Ridgeback


Onwards to have a look at the RAM itself.

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Most Recent Comments

26-10-2010, 04:28:05

tinytomlogan
Following the excellent performance of their Redline RAM, we just had to take a look at the Low Volt Mushkin RAM.

Continue Reading

26-10-2010, 14:37:20

SnW
Nice timmings and voltage

26-10-2010, 17:50:25

Sihastru
Nice review. And I must say the Ridgeback heatspreaders look amazing.

But quick question. You seem very amazed at the fact that the kit can do 7-7-7-20 @ 1333MHz 1.5V. But I'm doing that right now with some very cheap 6GB Kingston value RAM, that was rated at 9-9-9-25 @ 1333MHz 1.5V and it's even 1T CMD rate. I don't even have heatspreaders on them. Am I really lucky here or is this something any kit can do @ 1333MHz? Of course I can't do more then 1600MHz 1.65V so that's where the Mushkin kit goes stratospheric.

27-10-2010, 12:42:39

Alicarve
good review

just an edit for you though on page two you missed the h in though and added an a

We much prefer the stealthy appearance of the Ridgeback to some of the more "shouty" designs we've seen. It's a nice tough to see a Mushkin logo on the top face of the DIMMs as this is where it will actually be visible.
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