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  • Mushkin Redline PC4-3466 FrostByte Memory Review
  • Mushkin Redline PC4-3466 FrostByte Memory Review


    Benchmarks - Synthetic

    The System as it was Tested

    MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon – X299 Chipset
    Intel Core i7 7740x (4.3Ghz) Quad Core 4 x 1MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache
    Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
    1x nVidia GTX 980Ti
    HP dvd1260i Multiformat 24x Writer
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050 Watt PSU
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Memory Tested
    2x Mushkin Redline PC4-3466 16GB DDR4 (16-18-18-38)
    2x Patriot VIPER RGB PC4-3200 16GB DDR4 (16-18-18-36)
    2x Mushkin Redline PC4-3200 16GB DDR4 (20-20-20-40)

    Mushkin Redline XMP 3466Mhz
    SiSoft Sandra

    Sandra is a software collection of synthetic benchmarks that will give us a basic idea as to what a system is capable of. It should be noted that SiSoft numbers change depending on what hardware is being tested.  These were recorded using Sandra Professional Version 28.26.2018.11

    AIDA64 Extreme Edition

    AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking software package designed to assist with overclocking and general system tuning.  The package also contains modules to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives in addition to normal stuff like stress testing and troubleshooting. 

    Unigine Heaven Benchmark

    Unigine is a synthetic benchmark much like 3DMark Vantage, but supports the newest of DirectX 11 technologies. The benchmark comes with lots of heavy tessellation and soft shadows to work the more flexible shaders found on DirectX 11 graphic cards. This makes this benchmark ideal for seeing exactly what a best case scenario might look like for a DirectX 11 capable GPU.

    Benchmark Settings
    HWBot Benchmark
    DirectX 11 Presets
    DirectX 9 Presets

    Futuremark PCMark 10

    PCMark 10 is an overall system benchmark to measure and compare PC performance using real-world tasks and applications. Similar to 3DMark this new version tests the entire system as a whole using applications that reflect typical PC use in the home and at the office.  This approach ensures that PCMark measures the things that matter, highlighting performance differences that will be apparent to end users and consumers.

    Benchmark Conclusion

    When you are dealing with performance memory modules you basically have two modes to choose from.  You have the JEDEC mode which is the default and you get this without any BIOS modifications.  This will offer stable performance and is the way just about every OEM computer system is configured.  With certain custom PC builders like CyberPowerPC you have the option to use performance memory with XMP profiles and is how you unlock speeds higher than 2133Mhz (or the default your processor supports).

    Enabling XMP is by far the fastest way to increase system performance and was the basis of this review.  There was a little overclocking headroom with these modules however the differences were not that dramatic and wouldn't be why you are looking at the Mushkin Redline modules to begin with.