Mushkin PC10666 Low Voltage RAM Review
Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.2GHz and 4GHz
6GB Mushkin Blackline PC10666 1.5v Ridgeback
ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Prolimatech Armageddon with Arctic MX-3
We will be testing the Mushkin XMP1 against a 1600MHz Corsair Dominator kit and against 2000MHz Corsair Dominator GT when using XMP2.
Available XMP Profiles
XMP1 is, as to be expected, the default advertised speed of the Mushkin being 1.5v, 1333MHz and 7-7-7-20 timings.
XMP2 is a hell of surprise. If we remember that this is 1333MHz 'out of the box', the second XMP profile is 1.65v, 2000MHz @ 8-10-8-27 timings with a 143BCLK. There are many kits labelled as high end that have this performance at these kind of timings so we can't wait to see how it fares.
The great benefit about this Mushkin DDR3 Kit being able to run at 2000MHz is the ability therefore to run with a 200BCLK and so have the processor at the 4GHz that all Core i7 Processors are easily capable of.